Day hikes do not require you to pack a mountain of equipment in loaded 40 plus pound pack, but that does not mean any backpack is up to the task.
Camping trips in the summer and spring are easy. The weather is nice, and you won’t need to bring a lot of gear with you.
All you need to do is prop up your rain fly when it starts to drizzle, and everything else is a cakewalk.
If you plan to camp at different points during the whole calendar year, you’ll need to learn how to stay warm in a tent in cold weather.