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Camping Tips & Tricks: Checklists & Instruction Sheets


Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail!

These handy, downloadable and printable checklists and how-to instruction sheets give you everything you need in an at-a-glance format.


camping iconWhat to Bring Camping

A complete checklist of everything you need to make your next camping trip a huge success.

Includes downloadable checklist
first aid iconWhat to Pack in Your First Aid Kit

A checklist for a basic first aid kit. Enough for a weekend or week of state park camping.

Includes downloadable checklist
menu iconMenu Ideas

Seven different menu plans for any type of eater

Includes downloadable menus & shopping lists
recipe iconRecipes

Step-by-step instructions for some of our favorite camping meals.

Includes downloadable recipes
cooking iconCooking Tips

Easy camp kitchen tricks

Includes downloadable instruction sheet
pet icon Camping with Pets

The rules of the road when camping with pets

Includes downloadable instruction sheet
activities iconActivities for Kids

Educational and fun stuff to do when camping in the parks

Includes downloadable instruction sheet
rain iconCamping in the Rain

You don't have to let a little rain ruin your trip. Here are some ideas to keep eveyrone smiling

Includes downloadable instruction sheet


More Camping Tips & Tricks

These fun videos walk you through some important camping skills
Weekend Itineraries
Wondering where to go and what to do? These sample itineraries figure it all out for you
Checklists & Instruction Sheets
What to pack, first aid kits, cooking tips, pets, rain and more!
Menus & Recipes
Seven camp-tested menus with recipes and shopping lists for any appetite
Fun Activities
Here we give you some ideas of fun things to do on your next camping trip
iPhone & Android Apps
Download one of our free smart phone apps to find parks for the activities you want to do
Park Events
All summer you can attend free concerts, nature and interpretive programs in the parks, see our schedule.

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