Not only is sleeping outdoors unfamiliar -- it's dark! Lots of kids prefer to fall asleep by the glow of a nightlight when they're tucked in at home, but the lack of outlets in the wilderness makes that difficult. Instead, give your child his very own flashlight or battery-powered lantern. This is a good idea for safety reasons, too, and can go a long way towards helping your child to feel a little more secure in the unfamiliar darkness.
And there you have it -- you are now equipped with the 10 essential items to bring on a family camping trip. Time to hit the trail!