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Camping with Kids Carson City NV

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Camp N Town
(775) 883-1123
2438 Us Highway 395 N
Carson City, NV
 
Pinon Plaza Resort
(775) 885-9000
2171 Us Highway 50 E
Carson City, NV
 
Carson Valley Rv Resort
(775) 782-9711
1627 Us Highway 395 N
Minden, NV
 
Topaz Lodge Rv Park
(775) 266-3337
1979 Us Highway 395 S
Gardnerville, NV
 
Hand O Fortune Court
(530) 546-3462
8679 Salmon Ave
Kings Beach, CA
 
Oasis Rv Park
(775) 882-1375
4550 S Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Comstock Country Rv Resort
(775) 882-2445
5400 S Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Virginia City Rv Park & Market
(775) 847-0999
355 N F St
Virginia City, NV
 
Blue Waters Lodge RV Park
(530) 546-7884
221 Chipmunk
Kings Beach, CA
 
Sandy Beach Campground
(530) 546-7682
6873 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe Vista, CA
 

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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

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My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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