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Camping with Kids Castle Rock CO

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 Coleman
(303) 660-4094
5050 Factory Shops Boulevard Suite 845
Castle Rock, CO
 
Castle Rock Koa Kampgrounds
(303) 681-3169
6527 S Interstate 25
Castle Rock, CO
 
Castle Rock Campground
(303) 681-3169
6725 South I25
Larkspur, CO
 
Bible Missionary Church Camp Ground
(303) 646-4869
37289 County Road 17
Elizabethtown, CO
 
Junglequest Adventure Centers & Zipline Out
(303) 738-9844
8000 South Lincoln Street Suite 10
Littleton, CO
 
Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Tee Times & Golf S
(303) 688-2611
331 Players Club Drive
Castle Rock, CO
 
All Stars RV Repair
(720) 348-0404
5989 West Louviers Street
Louviers, CO
 
Jellystone Park at Larkspur
(800) 421-7116, (303) 681-3169
650 Skyview Ln
Larkspur, CO
Number of Sites
156 Total Camp/RV Sites,6 20 Amp Service,39 30 Amp Service,25 50 Amp Service,156 Electric and Water,6 Electric Only,64 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,5 No Hookups,31 Pull-Thru Sites,23 Rental Units,23 Total Rental Units,21 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Dump Station,Firewood,Fenced Pet Area,Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Propane,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,TeePees,Yurts,
Recreation
Basket Ball,Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Golf Carts,Golf Facilities,Hay Rides,Hiking Trails,Horse Shoes,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,Theme Weekends,arcade/game room,

Centennial Canoe Outfiters
(720) 283-0553
Po Box 3365
Englewood, CO
 
Adam`s Camp
(303) 563-8290
5251 South Quebec Street
Greenwood Village, CO
 

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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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