Camping Checklist


Essentials for preparing for camp

This helpful camp packing list for children was compiled by the team at Labels4Kids to make your life easier:
  • Sleeping bag;
  • Roll mat for comfort on hard ground
  • A small pillow for comfort - inflatable is good when packing space is limited
  • Flashlight or head torch with a pack of extra batteries
  • Long trousers, shorts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, thermal under tops and fleeces
  • Swimming shorts or swimsuit
  • Water shoes or old trainers for water based activities.
  • Warm jacket or waterproof jacket, depending on the weather
  • Plenty of socks .Thermal/walking socks are good. A few Elastoplasts in case of blisters!
  • Trainers and walking boots/ Wellingtons for wet weather. 
  • Warm hat/sun hat with a brim to cover protect the face and eyes
  • Microfibre Towel(highly absorbent and dries quickly) and face cloth
  • Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection 
  • Toileteries - soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb or brush, shower gel. Flip flops for the shower
  • Suncream and Chapstick for lip protection with high SPF's and Insect repellent 
  • If your child is a light sleeper then earpugs can come in handy
  • Drink bottle
  • Day back pack
  • Travel tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Disposable camera - label to make sure it is returned to the correct owner if lost
  • A diary or a notebook plus some pencils
  • Rucksack - a woven luggage strap is good if going on a large camp or an overseas camp.Personalised bag tag to identify the Rucksack
  • Prescription glasses if your child wears them in a protective cover
  • Medication to give to camp leader packed in a zip seal plastic bag clearly labelled with child's name and a sheet detailing the medication instructions
  • Snacks or sweets for the tent or hut if the camp allows these.

Also take a look at our helpful Camping Labels Pack.