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What's Your Family's American Girl Camping Style?


Whether your camping adventure involves roughing it, venturing out in your sleek and stylish Airstream®, or simply enjoying the stars above your own backyard, these camping supply lists inspired by American Girl characters and the girls who love them are a fun way to get your girl involved in the prep for your next outdoor excursion.

Here are 10 must-have supplies for three different kinds of camping adventures!


Camping Outside

Camping In Marvelous Midcentury Style

Inspired by Taking Off: A Maryellen Classic 2

  • Campground and hiking maps
  • Travel toiletries and first aid supplies
  • Hiking daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Easy-to-prepare food: pancake mix, eggs, sausage, hot dogs, canned soup, fruit, cheese, veggies, peanut butter, jelly, and bread for sandwiches
  • Water and other beverages
  • Towels and blankets
  • Hiking boots and flip-flops or sandals
  • Meal kit: plate, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon
  • Lightweight, packable cookware and tea kettle
  • Camp chairs or picnic blanket
  • Snacks: graham crackers, fruit, or popped popcorn
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Lantern and flashlights
  • Binoculars or telescope for stargazing
  • Stuffed “wild” animals
  • Glow-in-the-dark accessories
  • Spill-proof cups or drink bottles
  • Bedtime books

Camping In The Wild Outdoors

Camping In The Wild Outdoors

Inspired by all adventurous girls

  • Tent and tarp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lantern, flashlight, or headlamp
  • Packable energy food: meal bars, trail mix, fruits & veggies, or anything you can heat/cook on an open fire, like s’mores and breakfast burritos!
  • Trash bags (for cleaning up or for making emergency DIY rain ponchos)
  • Water bottles and water filter/purifier
  • First aid kit
  • Baseball cap
  • Small, packable toiletries (baby wipes are great!)
  • Tools: fire starter, multi-tool, compass, duct tape, and mirror

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