How to Plan a Group Camping Trip (infographic)

Group camping area with many tents

Planning a camping trip for a family of 3-4 is one thing. Planning a group trip for a family reunion, a club gathering, or a church retreat is another thing entirely. Doing it right takes focus, checklists, organization, and TIME!

Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Privacy Shelter
Eclipse Camp Privacy Shelter

Oh, and if your camping trip is for Labor Day, get started now! Good luck … it’s going to be great!

If you have an idea for a group outing, or have taken on the responsibility for such a gathering you need to get started about three months before the group comes together. To help you out, we’re offering this planning guide with the basic mileposts in the planning process and how may days ahead of the “big event” you should be hitting each of them. We've targeted our planing guide for Labor Day but, you can change the month planning steps for any group camping trip anytime of the year.

Tip: The Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Privacy Shelter is changing room, outdoor toilet, shower stall...you'll find plenty of uses for this handy privacy shelter. This extra-sturdy tent building is made to handle frequent use, with its heavy-duty, shock-corded steel pole frame that holds the tent body in place via easy-to-attach pole clips.

Tip: Start scoping out what camping gear you already have vs. what you still need and shop the camping area of Basspro.com for what you need.

Tip: Print out a helpful camping checklist here, then check it off the checklist while you load up.

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Tips and calendar planning a group camping trip. Begin brainstorming, book campsite, buy missing camp gear to food shopping.