Our first family camping experience happened on the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota. After reading the Little House books together, it was an incredible feeling to be sleeping on the same ground as Laura, Mary, and Carrie with my own girls! They fell in love with camping that weekend, and we have pitched our tent in many other campgrounds since our Little House adventure.
Click here to read about our special trip to the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota.
My two girls are different as night and day. Our oldest loves to read fiction, while her little sister checks out every non-fiction book she can find about a topic she’s interested in. Whenever we go to the library, we like to grab a mix of both fiction and non-fiction books!
We are busy planning our next camping trip at the end of the summer, so we recently made a special trip to the library to grab some camping books.
Here are our 10 recommended camping books!
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Fiction Camping Books
Camping Day by Patricia Lakin
Camping in Green (Know Your Colors) by Christianne C. Jones
Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins
Sally Goes to the Mountains by Stephen Huneck
When Daddy Took Us Camping by Julie Brillhart
Non-Fiction Camping Books
A Camper’s Guide to an Awesome Camping Trip by Marne Ventura
Camping Adventure by William R. Gray
Camping For Kids (Into the Great Outdoors) by Melanie A. Howard
Outdoor Adventures: Camping by Tatiana Tomljanovic
S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster Jams
Grab our camping-themed Family Activity Guide today for a full month of hands-on learning activities, including early literacy, math, fine motor and gross motor, sensory, and more.
Check out the lesson objectives:
- Colors: red, yellow, orange
- Letter: C
- Focus: fire safety, exploring nature
- Vocabulary: outside, tree, water, fish, bug, tent,
flashlight, mountain, campfire, backpack, trail,
stream, sleeping bag, explore