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Camping with kids can be a lot of fun. But if you’re unprepared it can also be downright disastrous, unless you have an outdoor supplies store near the campground. Here’s what you don’t want to forget on your next family camping trip.

  • Water-resistant tent & all its pieces
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pocket knife
  • Flashlight/lantern
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Sleeping pad/air mattress
  • Tablecloth
  • Food & snacks
  • Eating utensils, dishes, pots/pans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Dish soap/dish cloth
  • Towels
  • Matches or lighter
  • Garbage bags
  • Dish-washing tub
  • Rope
  • Hatchet
  • Lawn chairs

Now you're ready to go camping! Get details on some our best picks for camping in the Hudson Valley and Capital District on our Travel Guide.