Outfitting your Camp Site at Dollar Tree

Camping is considered an inexpensive vacation or getaway. However, gathering the gear and supplies can get pretty pricey. I like to cut costs by picking up clever little items at the Dollar Tree. I spent $18 at the Ol’ DT compared to what would have cost me close to $50 at Target (But I still love you Target!). Here’s what I picked up:

Large Stackable Storage buckets (2). These can be used for washing dishes, collecting small sticks for fires, holding shoes the list goes on. Laundry hooks, this particular hook is strong enough for heavy items like towels or even blankets. Clothes pins, because who doesn’t need those around the camp site. Brush and dust pan set for keeping the tent tidy.

Licensed antibacterial wipes for the kids to keep in their back pocket or backpack. It’s always fun to get character items on the cheap. Finger Lights for night-time story telling in the tent. We brought these to Disney and they were a huge hit, who needs light up wands??
Microfiber Washcloths 3 pack (2). Microfiber is great for washing dishes and cleaning up spills, super absorbent and easy to wash out. Storage Bags for snacks and other kitchen items. Medium sized dish detergent, for you know… washing more dishes. Scrubber with dish soap reservoir, so convenient. Grill sponge for cleaning up the Ogrill.

The Dollar Tree is definitely a great place to pick up all those little items that can really eat away at your camping budget. Try it out, the great deals are waiting!

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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  • This is such a great list! I’ve never seen those finger lights before so genius. We are hoping to start camping soon so this is a great resource thank you!

    • Thanks Chrissy! Finger lights are literally the best thing ever! I’m planning to continue posting family friendly camping tips, glad you found them helpful. 🙂

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