Before kids, camping happens on a whim. Want to go camping? Sure. Toss a few things in the car and off you go. After kids, you need a professional organizer. We asked Helen Olsson, author of The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids to give us her top ten tips for car camping with kids. After a trip or two, you’ll wonder how you ever camped with out them.Read More
Who needs summer camp? Campgrounds aren’t just pit toilets and camping sites nowadays. Increasingly, campgrounds are adding educational programs and activities designed to help the whole family learn about the outdoors.
Road trips are great. As a family, we love loading up the car and hitting the road. But I will be the last to tell you road trips are easy. If they were, there would be far fewer auto execs…
One of the biggest jobs associated with camping as a family is keeping everyone fed. Hot dogs over the fire are easy enough, and a variety pack of those little cereal boxes make breakfast as easy as pulling a jug of milk from the cooler. But go the extra mile with one or two meals and camping becomes an outing everyone looks forward to, and cooking can keep everyone involved.
Here’s a short list of some great gear for your family camping adventures. Some of it’s for kids; some for adults. Our only guideline was to find great gifts that would fit in a jumbo holiday sock.
The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey offers useful survival skills for your next camping trip or geocaching adventure.