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Camping…Check!

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - September 19, 2012

With fall approaching… it’s time to familiarize yourself with autumn activities. More specifically, CAMPING!

Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities and continues to grow each year. There are countless recreational parks that allow camping in either tents or motor homes. Simply Google those in your area!

Camping requires a variety of items. I’m here to help! Use this camping checklist to ensure a good time in the outdoors with your family!

CLOTHES

Just as every other day, clothing is essential. Depending on the weather conditions, which you can never be too sure about, pack an assortment of breezy or cozy clothes.

  • socks
  • shoes
  • water friendly shoes
  • hat
  • sweater
  • rain jacket
  • underwear
  • swim suit
  • t-shirts
  • shorts
  • pants

*In precaution of rain or storm, pack extra socks!

FOOD

This portion of the trip depends on the amount of people intended to feed. Nevertheless, I will assist you with suggesting which foods are best to bring camping. Depending on whether you are roughing it in tents or camping luxuriously in an RV with kitchen appliances, these items may differ.

  • Condiments- ketchup, mustard, mayo
  • Liquids-water, juice, coffee, soda
  • Snack foods- chips, pretzels, granola bars, pop tarts, cookies
  • Sandwich items- bread, pb&j, veggies, meat
  • Canned food- soup, fruit, veggies

And last but not least… marshmallows! CHECK

BEDDING

No one likes a cold nose and toes when they’re trying sleep. Be smart, pack warm.

  • air mattress
  • sleeping bags
  • memory foam pad
  • pillow
  • sheets
  • extra blankets

And don’t forget the stuffed animals!

ACTIVITES/ TOYS:

This is why you’re here right! Pack the car with everything in sight. From Frisbees to bicycles, you can never pack too much sports equipment and toys! Also, click the site below for a list of Disney kid’s camping craft ideas.

http://familyfun.go.com/summer/summer-crafts/summer-camp-crafts/classic-camp-crafts/

SAFETY KIT:

This is important. Remember to pack a safety kit in case of emergency. With children running around, constantly playing outdoors, a scraped knee is common! Don’t worry, you’ll be prepared with this checklist.

  • bandages
  • gauze
  • antiseptic creams and ointments
  • sterile wipes
  • headache medicine
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • sunscreen/ aloe spray

References:

Disney Family Fun: Classic Camp Crafts
R.E.I.: Camping With Kids

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| September 19, 2012
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