11 Camp & Travel Ready Favorites for First Time Campers

By Leah | Toy Guides

Apr 29

Your first time at camp can be both nerve-racking and exciting, for both child and mommy!

We’ve compiled a list of must-have essentials to make first-time campers feel excited about camp while keeping homesickness at bay. 

For time spent outside:

Waboba Surf
Ages: 6+

- Bounces on water.
- Best for lakes, oceans, and rivers.
Ages: 5+

- ​Foldable, fits in your pocket!
- Comes in a variety of styles.
Lazer Fingers
Ages: 3+

- Anything light up is always a hit at camp!

For time spent inside:

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
$2.99 - $19.99
Ages: 3+

- Stress relieving.
- Comes in a variety of sizes, colors, textures and illusions!
Simpl Dimpl
Ages: 3+

- Keychain for on-the-go.
- "Encourages tactile stimulation, calmness, concentration"
Ages: 7+

- A classic!
- "Easy to pick up...impossible to put down."
Ages: 8+

- 2 - 10 players.
- "Be the first to match the right picture cards to the right clue cards."
Plus Plus (Tubes)
Ages: 5+

- Puzzle pieces that build 3D or 2D.
- Comes in a variety of animals and characters. 

For time spent homesick:

Mini Sketch Pad
Ages: 3+

- Multipurpose necessity for camp!
Glitter Scented Gel Pens
Ages: 6+

- Add flair to letters home!
Double Pointed Markers - 15 ct.
Ages: 3+

- Each marker features two tips: find and bold.

About the Author

Leah is the Cheif Marketing Officer at Toyology Toys since 2017. You can find her at the Toyology Toys offices in Royal Oak. She likes The Office, coffee in all forms and her cat, Poppy.