Camperville’s Gift Guide To The Top 20 Camping Gifts for Kids

When you’re buying gifts for the campers in your life, don’t forget the young ones! One of the best ways to encourage kids to love the outdoors is to make sure they’re prepared and involved. With their own gear and activities, it’s more likely kids will want to share in your adventure. Read on for our top 20 camping gifts for kids who love to camp (or will soon!)

*BONUS Gift* – Hilarious “I Love Peeing Outside” Camping Shirts and Hoodies

These hilarious shirts are perfect for campers, hikers, and basically everybody else who enjoys the feeling of true freedom. Hey, when nature calls, it’s best to answer.

Camping Gifts for Kids - Funny I Love Peeing Outside Camping Hoodie


Adults aren’t the only ones who appreciate a comfy place to sit outside. Kids will feel more at home too with a seat that’s just for them. This kid-sized camp chair from Coleman comes with mesh cupholders and a glow-in-the-dark print. It’s available in two colors and will support up to 160 pounds.


Staying hydrated is especially important for younger campers. The Yeti Rambler Jr. water bottle is sturdy enough for outdoor use and has an integrated handle that makes it easy for little hands to carry. It’s also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

3. Walkie-Talkies

Encourage outdoor exploration with kid-friendly walkie-talkies. This colorful 4-pack from Midland is easy to use and comes with privacy codes to block other conversations to keep kids safe. Perfect for campground exploration.

Midland® - T20X4 X-TALKER 22 Channel FRS Long Range Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radio (4-Pack Multi-Color)
  • Stay Connected: Stay connected with your team on your camping, hiking, or hunting trips using the Midland X-TALKER 22 Channel FRS Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radio 4-pack. This multi-color set ensures seamless communication and coordination, allowing you to stay safe and informed throughout your outdoor adventures. With 22 channels and a compact design, these walkie-talkies are the perfect companions for your next outdoor excursion.
  • Extended Range: Stay connected and communicate clearly even in expansive outdoor areas with the X-TALKER radios. Equipped with 22 channels and advanced sound technology, these Two-Way Radios deliver crisp and clear audio, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted communication over an extended range. Whether you're hiking, camping, or on a group adventure, you can rely on these radios to keep you connected and informed.
  • Easy Operation: Stay connected effortlessly with the X-TALKER radios' user-friendly design. The simple push-to-talk button and LCD screen provide quick channel selection and real-time status updates, making communication easy and intuitive for everyone. No complicated settings or confusing menus – just straightforward and efficient communication at your fingertips.
  • Sturdy and Robust: With rugged construction and durable materials, these walkie-talkies & Two-Way Radios are designed to endure tough conditions and challenging environments. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors, embarking on camping trips, or working in busy events, you can rely on these walkie-talkies to perform reliably and keep you connected throughout your activities.
  • Emergency Ready: The Midland X-TALKER 22 Channel FRS Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radio 4-pack keeps you prepared for emergencies with its built-in NOAA weather alerts. Stay informed about changing weather conditions in your area and ensure the safety of your team during your outdoor activities. Enjoy clear communication and reliable weather updates with these walkie-talkies at your side.


A lightweight backpack is a helpful piece of outdoor gear for slightly older kids. This mini hydration backpack from CamelBak fits both big kids and adults and comes with safety features like reflective tape and a safety whistle. Use it on your next hiking or biking adventure.


Sometimes little campers need encouragement to explore the outdoors. “Go Find It,” an outdoor scavenger hunt game, is a great way to help the whole family look a little more closely at nature. For ages 3 and up.

6. Headlamp

A headlamp is not only a useful camping accessory for kids, it can also be a lot of fun! Blitzu’s LED headlamp comes in five bold colors and patterns and fits both kids and adults. The headlamp is also waterproof and has 7 light settings—from a blinking red light to a steady beam.

BLITZU Led Headlamps for Camper, Kids, Family, Adults. Headlights, Headband Flashlights, Led Head Lights, Head Lamp, Camping Essentials Gear Clearance, Purple
  • Hassle free and convenient - This headlamp improves your visibility instantly with hands-free bright lighting- no more struggle to hold a flashlight when you need both hands to perform any types of tasks. Leaving you free to work, read, and explore anytime, anywhere. The Blitzu headlamp is lightweight, with a compact modern design, making it easy to take with you anywhere – tuck it into your backpack, glove compartment or side pocket.
  • Indestructibly built - Our headlamps are made of durable, non-toxic materials. 100% child friendly makes this head lamp the most reliable in its class. The super comfortable and stylish head strap is stretchy and adjustable to fit all adults and kids. Weighing only 2.2 oz. It's so light you won't even notice wearing it!
  • Ultra bright led technology - Your up-close detail work and long distance viewing is now a breeze with this LED headlamp. The sturdy headlamp body tilts up to 45° allowing you to focus light where you need it. 165 lumen of darkness-busting power provides good field of view, plenty of peripheral light and is bright enough to light up large areas.
  • Waterproof with 7 lighting modes – These camping headlamps are cold and impact resistant. Ipx-5 certified waterproof rating, protects against splashing or spraying water from any angle. 165 lumen led (300 feet beam) with white & red lights + wide variety of light modes and 45 degree tiltable body makes this headlight brightest and most versatile in its class.
  • Order now with no risk! 100% satisfaction guarantee - we are so confident you will love our headlamp that we offer a money back guarantee with a lifetime warranty!

7. Mini Camping Lantern

A kid-sized lantern is an easy way to make a tent feel more cozy or light the way through the campground. This little battery-powered lantern shines with 50 lumens and provides up to 48 hours of light on one charge.

ZZD Mini LED Camping Lantern Lights, 4 AA Battery Powered Pink Kids Small Lightweight Flashlight Lantern for Hiking, Emergencies, Storms, Outdoor Lantern, 7 Color Glitter
  • Comfortable to use in Close quarters without impairing vision.
  • Size: 4.5 x 5.3 inches. Radiates 360-degrees of light with 50-lumens of light output.
  • Multi-function: It can be used as flashlight,or table light. Required 4*AA batteries (Not Included).
  • Brightness: Up to 48 hours for continues use,and it has a longer lifespan. The mini lantern is suitable for outdoor.
  • Easy to Carry: They are lightweight and the handles on them make them useful for any situation.Perfect for camping, fishing, hiking, emergencies, outage, reading and other

8. Binoculars

Birds and other wildlife are easy to spot with this compact pair of binoculars. These binoculars have rubber eyepieces to protect little eyes and an ergonomic design that makes them easy to hold. They also come in six bright colors and include a carrying case.

OBUBY Real Binoculars for Kids Gifts for 3-12 Years Boys Girls 8x21 High-Resolution Optics Mini Compact Binocular Toys Shockproof Folding Small Telescope for Bird Watching,Travel, Camping, Purple
  • ☆Super Safety Toys: Soft rubber surrounded eyepieces are included for eye protection so children don't hurt their eyes or face. Non-slip scratch, the grip has been ergonomically patented designed to fit the hands of kids.
  • ☆Professional Real Binoculars: Easy to focus, the leaves of a tree 122ft/1000 yards away came into sharp focus. The compact binocular can be adjusted by turning the center knob to easily match the eye distance gap for each child.
  • ☆Crystal Clear View: Superb high-resolution maginifcation of 8X with the 7.2°viewing angle, your child can see the entire visual wide field for capturing objects easily. The BAK 4 FMC prism green multi-layer broadband coated can control optical reflection to create crisp and colorful images.
  • ☆Shock Proof: Soft rubber surrounded provides better protection of the lens during falls. Durable polycarbonate plastic and rubber armored exterior can withstand absorbs shock when drops or falls on floors.
  • ☆Explore Nature World: Easy to Use, Suitable for boys and girls to bird watching, learning, star watching, hunting, sports competitions, theater, boating, hiking, learning, travel, outdoor fun and enjoying the wilderness.

9. On the Nature Trail

This activity book is an ideal camping companion for young naturalists. The activities and checklists will help kids pay closer attention to nature and learn about the plants, animals, and insects they see. Includes a mini magnifying glass.

Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?
  • Hardcover Book
  • Editors of Storey Publishing (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 11/27/2018 (Publication Date) - Storey Publishing, LLC (Publisher)

10. The Young Adventurer's Guide to (Almost) Everything

This middle-grade guide to outdoor adventure is packed with fun (and sometimes challenging) activities. From building a fort using sticks to navigating by the stars to building a campfire, this book teaches kids—and the adults in their lives—classic outdoor skills.

The Young Adventurer's Guide to (Almost) Everything: Build a Fort, Camp Like a Champ, Poop in the Woods--45 Action-Packed Outdoor Act ivities
  • Hardcover Book
  • Hewitt, Ben (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 04/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Roost Books (Publisher)


Take a journey through America’s national parks in this beautifully illustrated picture book. The maps, activities, and illustrations can help prepare young campers for your next national park trip!

12. National Geographic Explorer: Night Sky

The next time you’re camping, look up! This photo-packed National Geographic guidebook will help kids make sense of the stars and teach them about the wonders of space. Take it along on your next stargazing adventure.

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Stargazer! (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide)
  • Schneider, Howard (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 10/25/2016 (Publication Date) - National Geographic Kids (Publisher)

13. Exploring Nature: Journal for Kids

This fun activity introduces kids to the idea of keeping a nature journal. With thoughtful prompts and playful illustrations, it will deepen readers’ understanding of the natural world and provide a lot of fun!

Exploring Nature Journal for Kids: Observe and Record the Outdoors (Exploring for Kids Activity Books and Journals)
  • Andrews, Kim (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 100 Pages - 05/28/2019 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)

14. The Okee Dokee Brothers

Every outdoor adventure needs a good soundtrack. Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers have made a name for themselves writing kid-friendly songs about the outdoors. Try Can You Canoe?? or Through the Woods.

Can You Canoe? (CD+DVD)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/24/2024 (Publication Date) - Okee Dokee Music (Publisher)
Through The Woods (CD+DVD)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/24/2024 (Publication Date) - Okee Dokee Music (Publisher)


Coleman’s just-for-kids sleeping bag offers the same glow-in-the-dark features and colorful designs as their camp chair. Since it’s only rated to 50 degrees, it’s definitely a warm-weather sleeping bag, but still a cozy choice for summer nights.


If you have a hammock, chances are your kid is going to claim it, so you may as well give them their own! And who can blame them? Hammocks are a useful piece of camping gear, but they’re also fun . This hammock from Wise Owl Outfitters was designed with kids in mind. It comes in three colors and can be used both outdoors and indoors

17. Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Disc

Outside games just seem more fun at night. With this glow-in-the-dark flying disc, kids can keep playing even after the sun goes down.

Nite Ize Flashflight LED Light Up Flying Disc, Glow in The Dark for Night Games
  • LED FLYING DISC - With its innovative design and super-bright illumination, this floating water-resistant disc is suitable for serious sport or super friendly fun
  • DESIGNED BY A PRO - Designed by a professional player, this disc is 185 grams and truly balanced for long, straight flight
  • PATENTED LED TECHNOLOGY - With a patented fiber-optic array that extends all the way to its rim, this entire disc is illuminated from every angle with a simple push button on/off switch
  • BOLD AND BRIGHT - Measures 10.60" x 10.60" x 1.18" and weighs 185g- Comes with long-life (20 hour), replaceable 2 x 2016 3V lithium batteries
  • GREAT FOR NIGHT OR DAY - Don't cut your game short because of the dark- Whether playing with friends or family or serious sport, you can play late into the night

18. Underwater Viewer

This underwater viewer by Reef Tourer is a great toy for kids who haven’t quite mastered snorkeling or underwater swimming. The bucket-shaped viewer has a pair of handles and a wide-view scope that allows a child to see below the waves without having to put their face in the water.

REEF TOURER Underwater Snorkeling Viewing Bucket, Blue
  • Bucket with a wide view scope to easily see under the surface of the water
  • Explore the underwater without putting your face in the water
  • Great for small children
  • Made of plastic with a poly carbonate lens bottom
  • Features a nylon strap and two carrying handles


If you have a young paddler in your life, this lightweight rec kayak will help them spend more time on the water. Its ergonomic cockpit and paddle make it an ideal boat for beginners as they learn paddling basics.

20. National Geographic Stuffed Animals

When kids want to take a bit of the outdoors home with them, the lifelike plush animals from National Geographic will help them do just that. Check out the mountain lion, , or .

National Geographic Plush Mountain Lion stuffed Animal Plush Toy Medium
  • The National Geographic's plush animals are created based on exclusively in Italian and stuffed toy are for all ages and come with Lelly certificate
  • The tender and ductile body encourages to be pampered and protects at night
  • The refined and charming design creates real looking plush toy with a very sweet expression
  • Trust for your child and for you not only due to the quality but the ease of cleaning to ensure least amount of germs
  • The material create a similar look to nature and is precious