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What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? #3114
05/17/10 01:44 PM
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With a new baby on the way...

I have been thinking about camping with kids...

What do you take with you, or do to entertain your younger kids while camping?

Do you look for campgrounds with playgrounds or kids activities?

Do you plan your camping trips with others you have kids the same age as your?

Just wondering... feedback


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: CampingPA Ranger] #3116
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When we take my nephew we usually do a lot of fishing, he is 6 now and he loves fishing.

If the whole family goes we are pretty luck because he has cousins his age.

We will take some board games, cars, dinosaurs, etc. to keep him entertained.


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: Backwoods] #3118
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We ussally take a bunch of cars and trucks for the little ones just find a nice spot of dirt and they are set the older ones like to fish or play foot ball and if we are going to a park that has a basketball court we take a basket ball.we also have dvds to watch for rainy days.


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: campinfamily] #3123
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We always take their bikes. We take sidewalk chalk, football, and just some others things they like to play with. We like to pick our sites by checking how close they are to a playground, the bike trail, or easy access to swimming, but also with limited traffic. We also take movies for those rainy days.

Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: Mama Bear] #4057
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I suggested this to my sister who spent a week camping with her 3 little ones ages 2-5. Let the little ones find small rocks have them wash and dry the rocks when they are dry paint the rocks different colors or draw pictures on them with paint (child paint of course)when the paint drys have the children return the rocks back where they found them and tell them that they just created road art for anyone walking by to enjoy. Her daughters loved doing this and she said they spent hours doing this from carefully picking out the rocks not any rock would do for them lol to making sure they were cleaned and dried to actually painting them. If you want to check out my nieces road art you will have to make a trip to Whispering Winds Campground where their road art lays on the road near where they camped. The beauty of this is that by using children's paint the rain will eventually wash the paint away so no permanent harm is done to the environment and kids love the fact that they helped decorate the area.

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Wow... That is really cool too PA Campers...

Thanks everyone for the great tips !

In about a week or so we will be getting our own baby girl

Cant wait for her to get here... She is going to grow up in a camper... thumbs


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: CampingPA Ranger] #4754
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We are camper shopping (hence my stumbling onto this forum) but our two youngest (1 & 4) have grown up on our boat and our oldest (9) practially did. With a newborn, a pack-n-play is a MUST. As they get older, toys, games, etc. will come into play but it's easy enough to figure out as you go. Playgrounds and swimming pools are a plus.

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Thanks ! welcomeshow

We are learning to pretty quickly what we need... thumbs

We have not had her out yet, but do plan on it soon...

Maybe a local trip to Raystown or something for a start...

Thanks for all the information guys...


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Our kids have a list of requests when we are going camping - mostly pool and a playground, we have been to campgrounds that offer a bunch of activities for the kids - such as hayrides, flashlight candy hunts, etc

The kids also have a cabinet in the trailer full of board games and card games, and we take some basic outdoor toys - basketball, jumpropes, etc


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: DianeScraps] #4894
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We have a 10 month old that we just took on a weekend camping trip. We brought baby food and a metal mixing bowl to warm water in for a bottle. Had a Graco Pack-N-Play that he spent most of his time in. Had our daughter 9, and son 4, running around with two other children, ages 10 and 3. So the little one was always watching them. Then at night our tent is big enough we put the Pack-N-Play in there. Course our 10 month old is very content. Only cries when he's hungry or needs changed. Wife and I are Blessed! We've got great Kids!

Good Luck!!!
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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: Big John] #4897
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Is this picture you can see the young one on the right playing with a toy truck. Had plenty of room for the boys to play. And it kept they busy for hours on end!


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Re: What do you do to entertain your younger kids when camping? [Re: Big John] #4899
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Awesome pictures looks like a great trip !

Thanks for the pics !


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