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10 Things to Bring on a Family Camping Trip


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Swimming Gear
Teaching your kids to swim is a great way to bond on vacation.
Teaching your kids to swim is a great way to bond on vacation.
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If your camping trip brings you to a lake or beach, be sure to bring all the necessary accessories. Swimsuits are obviously first on the list, followed by anything your child needs to feel comfortable in the water. This could include water wings, swim fins or a life vest. Goggles or a swim mask might be a good idea, too. And then there's the recreational gear, such as inner tubes, rafts, beach balls, and so on -- there's endless fun to be had in the water. Luckily, many of the requisite accessories are deflatable, and therefore not too tricky to pack.


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