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Camping Activity Boxes for Kids

Our four children absolutely love camping!  We never need to look for special campgrounds or environments. I always make sure to pack some special activities for the kids to play with while we adults have time to relax and enjoy ourselves too. Camping Activity Boxes for Kids: Our kids have come to look forward to "Mom's Camping Activity Boxes". I use plastic storage boxes of various sizes and f

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3 Tips to Enjoy Camping With Kids

I'd been camping for a long time before I had kids. Then three little darlings came along and it seemed that camping would have to sit on my 'things I gave up' pile. While camping solo I had seen too many harassed parents, usually mothers, trying desperately to force their offspring to enjoy life under canvas. I wasn't going to be one of those campground screechers. Nor would I be one of the fa

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18Jun2022
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Family Camping
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Cleaning Your Kids While Camping

I had been camping a few times when I was a teenager, but camping as an adult with a young child is a different experience altogether. Some things matter, like putting every rock  into your mouth; and some things don't matter, like how dirty your child gets. A quick clean-up with baby wipes is fine to do for the duration of camping, but when it's time to go home, you need to enact a major clea

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Camping at Keuka State Park NY: Making Memories in the Rain

The wholesome family experience of camping is not limited to clear starry nights and chasing fireflies. In 2004, a stormy night on a hill gave camping a whole new perspective for this mom from New York. Jackie was determined to make camping a part of her children’s lives. School was still in session and preparations had begun several weeks earlier. Jackie booked a tent-site for a weekend in l

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Camping with Family

You are prepared and informed.  You’ve packed and you’ve planned. The only thing left to do is to get you and your family out the door and to actually, well, camp. If you're not feeling overly prepared read the article Preparing: Camping with Kids and Safety for Kids Before Camping. Here are some more camping with family tips to help you have a smooth journey, have fun cook-outs, what to do w

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Preparing to go Camping with Kids

So, you’re planning a family camp trip. If you’ve been camping before, you at least know the camping basics. If you’ve never camped before and/or you’ve never camped with children, planning this trip might seem a little daunting. For a lot of people, love of camping comes gradually and under the right conditions. You’ll want your kids to have an especially good time if you have hopes to

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Need to Pee While Camping? Use a Traveljohn Urinal Bag

A Woman's Worst Nightmare: Peeing Outside Many women get anxious about camping because they worry about how they will manage a night-time visit to the toilet. If you are pregnant or menopausal this is a real anxiety. While many campsites have toilet blocks, those who prefer more wild camping are at a disadvantage if they need to go to the toilet during the night. Apart from the weather (who wants

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Camping Memories: The Beauty of Camping

In our dimly lit basement I recently opened a photo journal; instantly, I was transported back to the time when my children were eleven and fourteen. The journal was full of so many great camping memories! Pulling a beat up camper trailer behind our truck, we set off to experience as many national parks as we could in one summer. I planned to infuse history, geography, geology and nature into my c

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