With spring break right around the corner, coming up with family bonding experiences that are fun for you and the kids can be a challenge. One of the best ways to instill in your kids the love of the outdoors (and get them away from screens for a few days) is camping as a family. To inspire your adventures, we’ve put together a list of stress-saving car camping gear and fun gadgets to make creating family camping memories a breeze.

GSI Bugaboo Camper Cookset


Remembering all the essentials to make camping cookery simple can be a challenge. That’s why we love GSI cooksets. The Bugaboo Camper includes everything you need to feed a family of four, in an easy to tote package. This handy kit consists of 4 plate, 4 mugs, and 4 bowls that conveniently nest into 2 and 3 liter pots. This efficient set makes keeping your gear organized and ready to head out the door a cinch.

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Big Agnes Big House 6 Tent


Nothing plays as much of a role in keeping the family happy as making sure that everyone has plenty of space. One of our favorite tents for the job is the Big House 6. This spacious tent is simple to set up and has 6’ tall ceilings to make camping comfortable, even if foul weather takes the party inside. We also love the abundance of storage pockets to keep flashlights and other essentials handy.

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GSI Roll Up 5-in-1 Game Set


Whether you need a way to keep everyone amused while dinner is going or something to do if your hike gets rained out, games make the perfect antidote for camping boredom. This compact set includes checkers, chess, Parcheesi, backgammon, and Snakes & Ladders and rolls up into an easy to pack kit.

Check out the 5-in-1 Game Set here

GSI Java Press


Being in the woods is no reason to settle for lackluster coffee. This easy to use coffee press makes whipping up the good stuff a breeze. Plus, its shatterproof and BPA free construction means that you’ll get years of use out of it.

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For a chance to see our gear in action and score discounts on our camping favorites, don’t miss Campapalooza, our biggest camping demo event of the year.