If your going camping with your family for the first time, you should make a camping supplies lists. You can find a lot of information and tips on the internet. Many camping stores as well as other campers who know very well what they are talking about, will provide you with lots of information regarding your type of camping. In addition to the items that your camping supplies should contain, you may also find information about prices of these items as well as where you can find the best to buy and/or rent.
A camping supplies or camping gear checklist that most camping and sporting goods stores will give you generally contains the following items: tent, and tarps, ropes, cords and tent pegs as well as other accessories. Then, for sleeping and relaxation purposes do not forget sleeping bags/pads/cots or air mattresses as well as folding chairs and blankets. Among your outdoor and sporting goods you should include a backpack if you plan to hike.
How are you going to cook and prepare your meals? You need a fire. In your camping supplies you may need to include matches, fire wood, lighters, a fire starter, a camping stove and even a small camp ax.
What about cooking utensils? This includes pots, pans, plates, cups and cutlery that you will need to eat from and with. To make things easier after eating, you should consider carrying paper or plastic dishes. The traditional ones which are heavy, fragile and have to be washed
Your camping supplies should also contain a first aid kit, lanterns, sunscreen and a canopy, medicine, penknives, as well as a camera and cell phone.
What kind of toilet facilities will you have? If you are in a commercial campground or state park you will have toilet facilities. Otherwise you are likely on your own.
If you search the internet, you will surely find extended information and advice as well as very well organized lists of camping supplies to suggest what you need out there.