200+ Fun Items To Include In A Camping Care Package

Going camping is always a fun activity, whether it’s a family trip or at a summer camp with friends. It also makes an excellent time to put together a care package with all the most important items to make Camping as exciting and comfortable as possible.

It’s easy to get stuck when one has to decide on the right items to take to camp and what items to avoid, but considering the receiver’s likes, needs, and preferences, as well as keeping in mind that Camping can quickly become stressful when you go unprepared usually helps.

If you’re looking for some inspiring Ideas to include in a care package for someone who’s about to go camping, here is our list of 200+ Camping Care Package Ideas to start with!

How to Make a Camping Care Package

Camping Care Package Ideas

  • Keep in mind that at most camps, electronic devices are usually frowned upon as Camping is usually a time to connect with your physical environment and those in it.
  • Handheld gaming devices should be exempted from your list, and including items that can be shared with others is always a great idea.
  • Remember to have your package sent out on time if it is to be shipped overseas so that it gets to its destination promptly.
  • Drawing up a budget to clearly define how much you would be spending on purchasing each item, packaging and shipping it to the receiver helps too.
  • Camping Supplies can be picked up from online websites or your local hardware store, grocery store and supermarket.
  • Care boxes can also be purchased at online shipping companies and your local post office if you’d rather not use an old box. You can then decorate your box with colorful tissues, ribbons or markers.
  • If your Care Package is for someone who resides close to you, you can deliver it yourself or make use of a local delivery service.
  • If you’re shipping overseas, you would be expected to fill a customs form and submit specific details such as the receiver’s address, your personal address as well as a list of all the content in your care package.
  • If you’re sending fragile items (mugs, glass bottles), wrap them properly in newspapers and stuff your box to prevent items from shifting around before dropping it off.

Essential Camping Care Package Ideas

Trying to decide on the most important items to include in your Camping Care Package? Here are some essential camping items list:

  1. Power bank
  2. Flashlight
  3. Camping Safety manual
  4. Safety pins
  5. Binoculars
  6. Tent Pegs
  7. Roasting sticks
  8. Rain gear
  9. Blanket
  10. Can/bottle opener
  11. Wash Rag
  12. Firestarter
  13. Antiseptic wipes
  14. Aluminum foil
  15. Water filter
  16. Pocket knife
  17. Map
  18. Whistle
  19. Journal with lock
  20. Paper cups and plates
  21. Almanac handbook
  22. Bandana/scarf
  23. Sleep mask
  24. Napkins
  25. Stuffed animal
  26. Toiletries
  27. Shaving cream
  28. Ziploc bags
  29. Lanyard
  30. Contact book
  31. Set of pillowcase
  32. Insect repellant cream
  33. Walkie Talkies
  34. Duct tape
  35. Nail file
  36. Pack of batteries
  37. Autograph book
  38. Beach Towel
  39. Sunglasses
  40. Pack of Cotton T-shirts
  41. Picture Frame
  42. Water Gun
  43. Chat Pack for kids
  44. Band-Aids
  45. Hand Sanitizer
  46. Tissue paper
  47. Handheld fans
  48. Chapsticks
  49. Bathing suit
  50. Flip-flops
  51. Camp Mad Libs
  52. Camp postcards
  53. Face cap
  54. Warm Colorful socks
  55. Reusable bottle water
  56. Fabric pens
  57. Mini reading lamp
  58. Pajamas
  59. Pictures of loved ones
  60. Sunscreen
  61. Swimming goggles
  62. Glow-In-The-Dark bracelets
  63. Bug Bite relief
  64. Guidebooks
  65. Bug spray
  66. Aloe Vera Lotion
  67. SPF Lip balm

Treats Camping Care Package Ideas

When away at camp, one of the best things to have in abundance are yummy tasting treats to keep hunger at bay and share with family and friends. Here are some edible ideas to include in a care package:

  1. Nuts
  2. Dark chocolate chips
  3. Jam
  4. Rice cakes
  5. Canned Meat
  6. Nachos
  7. Almonds
  8. Cinnamon cookies
  9. Cream cheese
  10. Bubblegum
  11. Mint
  12. Dried cranberries
  13. Coconut chips
  14. Graham Crackers
  15. Bacon
  16. Canned veggies
  17. String cheese
  18. Tuna
  19. Coffee
  20. Condiments
  21. Popcorn
  22. Pasta
  23. Pita bread
  24. Canned beans
  25. Bottle of Ketchup
  26. Oatmeal
  27. Nutella
  28. Cereal Packets
  29. Potatoes
  30. Herbal tea
  31. Tinned sardine
  32. Jelly beans
  33. S’mores
  34. Fruit juice
  35. Soybean milk
  36. Pretzels
  37. Cheese
  38. Peanut butter
  39. Sausage
  40. Marshmallows
  41. Sweetened yogurt
  42. Mustard
  43. Bagels
  44. Kool-Aid
  45. Bananas
  46. Homemade Scones
  47. Licorice
  48. Canned soup
  49. Maple syrup
  50. Granola bars
  51. Sliced Apples
  52. Gummy bears
  53. Bag of potato chips
  54. Peppermint

Entertainment Camping Care Package Ideas

Camping is the perfect time to enjoy nature and bond with the ones that matter to you, but it doesn’t mean you can’t go with all the best, most entertaining things so that there’s never a dull moment! Here are some fun items for your camper to take along:

  1. Coloring book
  2. Waterproof Disposable camera
  3. Jigsaw puzzle
  4. Glow sticks
  5. Frisbee
  6. Sticker book
  7. Musical instrument (Harmonica or flute)
  8. Whoopee cushion
  9. Knock Knock Jokes cards
  10. Storybooks/Magazines
  11. Checkers
  12. Fake Moustaches
  13. Magic Tricks book
  14. Weird But True Gross book
  15. Mini Radio
  16. Art supplies
  17. Juggling balls
  18. Mini light up night ball
  19. Joke Book
  20. Finger Puppets
  21. Riddle book
  22. Box of questions
  23. Wireless Headphones
  24. Glow-In-The-Dark Snowballs
  25. Crossword Book
  26. Marbles
  27. Bubbles
  28. Colorful Kite
  29. Tiddlywinks
  30. Sticky eyes
  31. Emoji Stationery pack
  32. Unicorn string lights
  33. Bouncy ball

Miscellaneous Camping Care Package Ideas

If you’re still looking for some extra items to include in your package that are usually easy to forget but still serve a useful purpose when that special person is out Camping, here are some random but helpful Ideas:

  1. Needle and thread
  2. Charm bracelet
  3. Travel alarm clock
  4. Garbage bags
  5. Nail clipper
  6. Portable mallet
  7. Eye drop
  8. Matchbox
  9. Hand warmers
  10. Hot/Cold compress packs
  11. Stamped Envelopes
  12. Portable Umbrella
  13. Cloth pegs
  14. Antibiotic cream
  15. Tweezers
  16. Compass
  17. Organic Body Lotion
  18. Pepper spray
  19. Ibuprofen
  20. Sinus medication
  21. Face towel
  22. Fleece jacket
  23. Portable mirror
  24. Gloves
  25. Tin opener
  26. Fruit/Vegetable Slicer
  27. Antacids
  28. Thermometer
  29. Dry shampoo
  30. Stress Balls
  31. Snake Bite Kit
  32. Dental floss
  33. Candle Holder
  34. Plastic food container
  35. Waterproof watch
  36. Thermal Flask
  37. Ropes
  38. Cotton swabs
  39. Wool sweater
  40. Hair bands
  41. Friendship Bracelets
  42. Scissors
  43. Glow-In-The-Dark stars
  44. Baby wipes
  45. Hacky sack
  46. Nails
  47. Breath spray

And that’s it – 200+ Care Package Ideas perfect for going camping to make it as exciting and comfortable as can be. What are your favorite items to go camping with? What are the most important things to include in a Camping Care box to you? Tell us through the comments section!