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Camping 101

Camping Fire: Abigail Batchelder

Find Your Campsite:

Use these resources to find your perfect campsite including tips, recreation activities offered and site amenities:

Consider an RV camping adventure! We've curated a list of a few key strategies you can use to protect the beautiful scenery around you while on the road.

AND don't forget your backyard can be the best campout spot of them all!

What To Bring:

Be sure to research what amenities are offered on-site before you pack to ensure you only bring what you need.
Download a copy of the camping checklist!
Shelter Clothing
  • Tent with rain fly
  • Rain gear and jacket
  • Extra Stakes
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, pants/shorts
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ankle-strong footwear
  • Blankets
  • Extra pairs of tall socks
  • Pillow
  • Swimsuit
  • Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot
  • Towels
  • Air pump
  • Wide brim hat and sunglasses
  • Camping chairs
  • Sleep wear
  • Map of camping location
  • Backpack for carrying gear
  • Lantern/flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
Food Preparation
  • Deodorant
  • Full bottles of water
  • Toilet paper
  • Protein packed snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash bags
  • Bug spray
  • Matches/lighter
  • Sunscreen
  • Campfire grill/BBQ grill
  • Lip balm
  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Cooler
  • Prescription medications
  • Plates and bowls
  • First Aid kit
  • Cups and mugs
  • Silverware
Fun Extras
  • Cooking utensils and roasting sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Camera
  • Reusable containers
  • Field Guides
  • Seasonings/condiments
  • Radio
  • Fishing gear
  • Playing cards
  • Glow sticks
  • Board games

Don’t forget to practice the Leave No Trace rules!

For more tips, check out our favorite camping activities and try them at your Campout >>