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Have some fun this summer, take the kids camping! The kids will have a memorable time and with a little planning and luck, mom and dad won't be too tired. You probably don't have to travel far to get to a family campground in your area. Some of these family type of campgrounds have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and space where you can enjoy nature. The Internet can help you to plan to make it a great time where you family can enjoy time together without the distraction of television. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Get Camping Gear
The first thing you will need is camping gear. Try to borrow some to save on the expense or try Wal-Mart for reasonably priced gear. You can get a 33 Piece Camping Set for $96.48 at Walmart.com and they have great prices on tents from $49.64 at Walmart.com. To make sure you have everything you need be sure to print out a camping gear checklist before you leave. Next, pick a place to go! Get complete listings of campgrounds around the USA.
When you start to plan your menu, be sure to get some great camping recipes. Some of my favorite recipes are:
As much as you might want to sit around the fire and relax, the kids will want something to do. Be sure to plan some games. You don't need to pack a lot of board games, instead why not try some story telling or charades? How about some old-fashioned games like hokey-pokey, follow the leader, and more. It might also be a good idea to pack a deck of cards. Even when it is dark, you can play cards with a lantern at the picnic table.
Have fun! Yes, it is work and the bugs might get to you, but the kids will love it, so it is worth it. [an error occurred while processing this directive]