You need to be well dressed for camping, without exception. While it may be tempting to wear shorts, you are almost always better off to keep your legs covered unless you are going swimming or staying off the trails.
This will help you to avoid scratches and scrapes. It will also help you to reduce the amount of sunlight that you are exposed to. You should wear long sleeves too in order to protect your arms from the elements and from the sunlight.
A hat that has a wide brim is a good idea when you go camping. It will provide you with plenty of shade for your face. Don’t overlook the value of quality shoes too. They should fit well, offer plenty of support, and be closed. Don’t wear open toed shoes when you go camping as it is too dangerous. You need shoes that have good traction due to the unpredictable terrain.
Dressing in layers allows you to be well prepared for the day of activities and the chillier nights. You can take off layers of clothing as you need to in order to cool down. Then you can put those layers back on as you get chilly later on. If you go hiking, make sure there is room in your backpack for clothing you should carry and that you may want to take off.
Take along plenty of clothing with you so that you can change if you need to. Have extra socks in case you get yours wet. An extra pair of quality shoes is a good idea as well. It can be helpful to put aside older clothing that is torn and stained for camping. Then you can use it out there and not have to worry about it getting affected by the elements around you. The easiest thing to do is just make sure to throw plenty of extras into your camper trailer so you will have the right choice for any situation.