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

1. Camp Chair

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.

Coleman Kids Quad Chair, Teal , Small
  • Outdoor chair for kids ideal for camping, BBQs, and the beach
  • Fun glow-in-the-dark design and mesh cup holder for drinks
  • Locking steel frame and lower seat for added stability
  • Roomy 24-inch seat with comfortable 10.2-inch sitting height
  • Supports up to 160 pounds

2. Water Bottle

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.

YETI Rambler Jr. 12 oz Kids Bottle, with Straw Cap, Seafoam
  • YETI kids need a bottle that can keep up. Introducing Rambler Jr. - a small-and-mighty kids bottle over-engineered for your little wild ones
  • Dishwasher Safe - As a well-deserved convenience to you, we made sure both the bottle and cap are dishwasher safe (because one less chore sounds nice)
  • 18/8 Stainless Steel - Withstands all dents and drops and BPA-Free so they can safely sip without a worry in the world
  • No Sweat Design - Keeps their hands dry - critical when summiting the jungle gym, and the Duracoat color won’t crack or peel
  • Straw Cap - Ultra leak & shatter-resistant ideal for impromptu rowdiness. Recess is no match for the Straw Cap

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 X-TALKER 22 Channel FRS Walkie Talkie for Kids - Two-Way Radio, 38 Privacy Codes, NOAA Weather Alert (Multi-Color, 4 Radios)
  • 2-WAY RADIOS - These license-free walkie-talkies feature the standard 22 FRS (Family Radio Service) channels, along with channel scan to check for activity.
  • KID FRIENDLY – Features easy-to-use PTT (push-to-talk) button on center of radio instead of on the side like other models.
  • 38 CTCSS PRIVACY CODES - The Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System is used to block other conversations. Use silent operation to turn off all tones.
  • HANDS-FREE - Easy Voice and Sound Activated Transmission (eVOX) for hands free operation. Also included: Belt clips (x4) and an owner’s manual.
  • NOAA WEATHER ALERT - NOAA Weather Alert will sound an alarm indicating that there is a risk of severe weather in your area.

4. Hydration Backpack

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.

CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Kids Hydration Backpack, 50 oz, Azalea/Aruba Blue
  • KIDS’ BIKING HYDRATION PACK: CamelBak Kids’ Mini M.U.L.E. Pack is small enough for kids to carry 1.5L of water. It’s lightweight with a built-in safety whistle, extra storage pockets, and reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
  • MORE WATER PER SIP: Crux reservoir delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes preventing leaks simple. The kid-friendly and easy to use on/off switch supplies the water kids need.
  • COMFORTABLE & FUNCTIONAL BACKPACK: Mini M.U.L.E. hydration backpack has a bike tool organizer pocket, a breathable mesh back panel for a cool & comfortable ride, and a stretch overflow pocket perfect for stashing a rain shell or extra layer.
  • KID-FRIENDLY SIZING: This pack has grownup features in a package that fits younger explorers. Our reflective strips and safety whistle make kids easy to spot on the trail. This kid’s backpack for hydration will keep your littles hydrated and happy.
  • NOTE 1: If you are experiencing leaking from the reservoir, we recommend first checking that the cap has sealed properly.

5. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Game

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.

gofindit - Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Families
  • A natural outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Fun game for all the family
  • A perfect companion to any outdoor trip, fits easily into a pocket
  • Invites you to utilise all your senses
  • Game can last from 2 mins to the whole day

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.

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BLITZU Led Headlamps Camping Essentials for Camper, Kids, Family, Adults. Headband Light Headlights for Head, Headband Flashlights, Led Head Lights, Head Lamp, Camping Gear Clearance, Purple
  • Hassle free and convenient - Improve 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 - 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 cree-3w led technology - Your up-close detail work and long distance viewing is now a breeze. 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 – 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.

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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.

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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 Activities
  • Hardcover Book
  • Hewitt, Ben (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 04/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Roost Books (Publisher)

11. National Parks of the USA

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!

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National Parks of the USA
  • Hardcover Book
  • Siber, Kate (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 07/03/2018 (Publication Date) - Wide Eyed Editions (Publisher)

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.

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Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Stargazer! (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide)
  • National Geographic Society
  • 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!

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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.

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Can You Canoe? (CD+DVD)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/20/2021 (Publication Date) - Okee Dokee Music (Publisher)
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Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure Album (CD+DVD)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/20/2021 (Publication Date) - Okee Dokee Music (Publisher)

15. Sleeping Bag

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.

16. Kids Hammock

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

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Wise Owl Outfitters Kids Hammock - Small, Portable Camping Hammock for Kids & Toddlers w/ Tree Straps and Carabiners for Indoor/Outdoor Use, Green/Blue
  • Comfortable: Whether it’s a spot to relax, rest, read, or play, our kids hammocks create a cozy and comfortable nook that all kids will love; they can enjoy lounging around in the backyard, in the great outdoors, or even in the comfort of their own kids' room!
  • Compact: Lightweight and convenient, our toddler hammock is 6 x 3.5 ft long, weighs only 13 oz, and packs down to the size of an orange. Throw it in your backpack and go!
  • Easy Setup: Equipped with 9ft long tree straps and carabiners, our tree hammock makes setting up a breeze. It also features 5 separate loops, so you can adjust it to the height of your child's choosing.
  • Premium Quality: Built to last as long as you need it, the Wise Owl hammock is crafted with strong yet soft 210T parachute nylon and triple interlocking stitching.
  • Camping Gifts for Kids: Perfect for the young explorer, our kids hammock makes a fun gift for kids of all ages to use anywhere, perfect for the upcoming holidays! From the backyard to your next camping trip, make sure to add this to your holiday gift guide for kids!

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.

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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

19. Kids Kayak

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.

Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak (Paddle Included), Blue, 6'
  • Ergonomic Cockpit Design Enhances Balance and Motor Skills
  • Molded finger handles on each side of the kayak
  • Reverse chine for enhanced stability with swim-up step
  • Lightweight 18 lb. Design - 130 lb. Weight Capacity
  • Recommended for Ages 5 and Up with Adult Supervision - Paddle Included

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, raccoon, or show owl.

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
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National Geographic Plush Raccoon Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Medium
  • The National Geographics plush animals are designed exclusively in Italian. Stuffed toy are for all ages & 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
National Geographic Plush Snowy Owl Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Medium
  • The National Geographics plush animals are designed exclusively in Italian. Stuffed toy are for all ages & 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