Is he talking car-camping or backpacking? I would start with car camping. That way, you can bring all the stuff to keep you comfy. Having a comfy bed is key to enjoying camping! When I'm car camping, I'll bring a thick inflatable mattress, pillows and a comforter/blanket. You can also bring as much food as you want and cook some great meals. Food seems to taste better when you're camping! Don't forget s'mores! And camp chairs. And wet wipes to keep you clean if you're not going to shower.