48 Top UNIQUE Camping Gifts for Campers & Hikers | 2022

Need to get a special gift for that special camper on your list? Look no further. Here are 48 of the best camping gifts for campers, hikers, backpackers, and any other outdoorsy people in your life.  And don’t worry…this isn’t just a list with a bunch of personalized coffee mugs and boring items you can find on just about any other gift list for campers.  (Camping-themed mugs can make nice gifts though!) On this list of gift ideas, I want to show you some genuinely cool presents that campers will … Read more

9 Best Kids Hiking Boots and Shoes | Footwear That Can Take a Beating

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Who better to ask about the best kids hiking boots than “The Beast” herself?  Well, since “The Beast” is just shy of her 6th birthday, I had to go ahead and ask her mom.  “The Beast” is the trail name given to young Juniper Netterburg.   Juniper recently completed all 2,193 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the age of 4 (Yes 4!) alongside her mom, dad, and 3 older siblings. “The Beast’s” mom Danae, was kind enough to give me the rundown on how their hiking footwear performed on … Read more

Cute S’more Themed BINGO Cards for Your Next Camping Party!

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If you love all things camping, then you’ll love this cute set of printable s’more BINGO cards for some extra fun at your next camp out! With our 3 kiddos being s’more-holics, I’ve been having alot of fun making themed games whenever I get a chance. So, whether you’re having a camping party or just want something extra fun to do at camp, here are these cute printable s’more bingo cards! S’mores… with cute EMOJI FACES! Teens have been loving the emoji + selfie camp scavenger hunt, but I wanted … Read more

Camping Selfie + Emoji Photo Scavenger Hunt [Free Printable PDFs]

Whether it’s summer camp, the family camp trip, or just something fun to do as a family, these camping selfie and emoji scavenger hunts are sure to change up the “traditional” camping scavenger hunt! We all know kids get to a certain age where cutesty things aren’t cool, so I thought I’d make a “cooler” scavenger hunt to try out at your next campground! Don’t forget to check out my full guide that includes 27 Camping Activities Your Teen WANTS to Do if you’re trying to brainstorm things to do … Read more

27 Fun Teenage Camping Activities + Games (No More “I’m BORED!”)

Camping with teenagers can either be super enjoyable or feel like you’re pulling teeth anytime you try to get them to do something. Don’t worry, I’ve got ‘ya covered! Here are 27 fun teenage camping activities and camp games. I’m sure you’ll find AT LEAST one they love!  Something to keep in mind when planning these camp activities is that teens love to use their phones… I mean like a lot. I know not all of us grew up with them, and some families even ban them at camp! However, … Read more

7 Leave No Trace Principles for Backpacking and Camping (+FREE PDF Printable for Kids)

In recent years more and more people are spending time outdoors backpacking, hiking, and camping, which is why it’s more important than ever we all learn how to “Leave No Trace”.  Our outdoor activities can really take a toll on mother nature – litter, polluted water sources, effects on wildlife, and even wildfires. Don’t you just hate seeing campsites and trails littered with garbage!? To help combat our negative effects on mother nature, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics helps take the lead in educational programs and projects … Read more

Solo Stove Spring Into Camping Giveaway!

SHARE AWESOME CAMPING RESOURCES WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A SWEET PRIZE! Spring 2021 Prizes: One winner will win the whole Spring Into Camping Package (MSRP value: $430.86) that includes the following awesome items! Solo Stove Ranger Stanley Classic 10 Qt Lunchbox Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 16 oz (white) Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 12 oz (black) Tiny Hiker Adventure Box from Cruisin’ and Campfires (1) Campsite Journal (2+) Kids Camping Journals (I will send the winner one for each of … Read more

Fun and Engaging Printable Kids Camping Journal [25 Pages + Free PDFs]

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Camping with kids can be pretty darn fun, but if you’re looking to get even more out of the experience check out this 25 page fun printable kids camping journal! After camping with 3 kiddos (and let’s be honest… writing about camping with kids for yeeaarrss!) I’ve created a perfect camp journal for kids that is both fun and educational! On top of the obvious ability to be able to journal their camp experience, kids can also be inspired to explore nature around their campsite through scavenger hunts, sketch prompts … Read more

Fun + Engaging Printable Hiking Journal for Kids [FREE printable hike logs!]

If you love hiking with your kids and are looking to remember them forever (as well as get some handwriting and observing skills) then check out this cute DIY printable hiking journal for kids! Something I looooove about making my own binders for our adventrues is that I can modify it have as little or as many pages I need – so if your kiddo loves sketching or picture taking, print off a few extra of those! Or if you guys goes on ALOT of hikes, print more hiking log … Read more

DIY Summer Camp 101 at Home (with printable lesson plans!)

If you’re needing some structure during summer I’ve created a fun 5 day summer camp activity (badges included!) that will teach your kids some camping safety and how tos through activities and play! Each day of the week will have a theme and multiple options to participate in it including crafts, worksheets, or actually doing the real thing! This is chock full of educational camping activities since, as we all know, kids learn best through play! Here’s what this DIY Summer Camp activity line up looks like – Monday – … Read more