A thirst for adventure
We’re Camp Cool, a small but mighty outdoor adventure brand inspiring kids and grown ups to get outside to explore and find your wild.
Born in a small East Yorkshire village, nestled in the heart of the English countryside, our products are lovingly designed and made by Caroline and Laura, friends, mothers and lovers of outdoor adventures.
As educators, mums and avid campers, we’ve seen first hand the benefits getting outside to explore has on children, families and grown ups. Much like we love the outdoors, we love nice gear. Simple, quality products we’d just as much give to friends as a gift as we’d want for ourselves.
Mama to seven-year-old Joey, Caroline is the Camp Cool lead maker and creator. An educator by background, Caro spent 17 years as a high school mentor and youth worker supporting teenagers to discover their true potential and raise their aspirations through adventurous or creative projects. Adventures included leading Duke of Edinburgh expeditions across the UK, sailing a 72′ Challenge Yacht and chaperoning trips to Australia and Poland. Caro’s creative flair includes macrame, tie dye and vinyl design, all of which are part of the Camp Cool studio.
A dreamer and wanderer by nature, mama to Travis (8), Tess (6) and Reno the Springer Spaniel, Laura’s the Camp Cool stylist and storyteller, finding inspiration most often while hiking in the hills and braving the chilly waters in the Lake District.
Fresh air and freedom
Nature and nurture go hand in hand and we believe there are endless opportunities for creativity, enjoyment and play when you get outside. Inspired by spending time exploring and the wonder it can bring to us all, we created Camp Cool as a way for families to adventure under canvas and host magical, hassle-free sleepovers.
Since Camp Cool was born, we’ve pitched dozens of beautifully styled bell tents for parties, celebrations and sleepovers for all ages, and made gifts and kits to inspire kids to have adventures. Our product range has extended to gear and accessories for grown ups too, things we love to use and wear ourselves.
While you don’t need many things to get outside and explore, there are some essentials which make it easier and more enjoyable, things the kids will have fun with and grown ups will be thankful for. From a handy bag for all the snacks and a cuppa and the extra pairs of socks and pants when feet get wet from splashing in puddles. Whether you’re popping to a field for a picnic or taking a day trip to the beach, we know having a bag with all the gear to keep everyone happy makes the day a more enjoyable adventure.
Have a look around, see what ignites your imagination and add a splash of style to your next adventure.
Not an outdoorsy person?No problem.
More often than not, even the most reluctant-to-be-outdoors kids (or grown ups) are in their element once they can see what’s possible when they find their wild. Trees to climb, sticks as swords, dens to build, tracks to follow, puddles to splash in, logs to balance on and hot cuppas to be enjoyed somewhere pretty…. The list goes on.
And while epic, far away adventures are brilliant, you don’t have to venture far and put in bucket loads of effort to have even the most glorious of experiences outside.
A love forplanet Earth.
You get it. We love nature. It’ll be no surprise our love and respect for our beautiful planet, the environment and nature runs deep.
As mums, we know there’s nothing more frustrating than something that only lasts two washes (or two minutes!) so it’s our aim to create products that look good, function well and last.
We source the highest quality, sustainable products and handmade items made in the UK and we’re only at the start of our journey. We’re exploring ways we can do more to support, love and protect our planet.
An outdoor concept store you’ll love.
Our love of nature and the environment goes into how we shop and host parties. We’ve always been on the hunt for great quality kit, last-a-longtime gifts and gear we can use on the school run as stylishly and practically as a weekend wander in the woods.
That’s why we’ve created and curated an online outdoor adventure concept store featuring things we love, we have and give to our friends and family.
Let’s get outside and make outdoor adventures, no matter how big or small, part of the norm. There’s an opportunity for creativity in every puddle and a sense of adventure and achievement up every tree climbed.
Ready to find your wild? It’s time to be curious.
Messy hair? You’ll soon not care.
Bed hair? Hat hair? What about camping hair? Don’t worry, we’ll soon have the perfect beanie for that.
Getting outside in nature is a great for their mental and physical health and a fab was way to reconnect with yourself, your family and your surroundings.
Escape on your own or get out to let the kids run off steam, we’ve created some free resources for you to download and explore. Have a treasure hunt, go on a nature trail and pack everything to keep you and the kids happy. We’ve got the perfect bag for that! Pack the perfect picnic in our weekend wandering bag or kit the kids out in personalised adventure tees, we’ve got the gear to inspire adventure.
Get ready to explore, it’s going to be glorious.