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Camping with Kids Central Falls RI

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!

Canoe River Campground
(508) 339-6462
137 Mill St
Mansfield, MA
 
Normandy Farms Campground
(866) 673-2767
72 West Street
Foxborough, MA
 
Oakleaf Family Campground
(401) 568-4446
43 Oak Leaf Way
Chepachet, RI
 
Ski House
(508) 673-3354
1241 Wilbur Avenue
Somerset, MA
 
Buck Hill Family Campground
(401) 568-0456
464 Wakefield Rd
Pascoag, RI
 
Holiday Acres Campgrounds
(401) 934-0780
591 Snake Hill Rd
North Scituate, RI
 
Normandy Farms Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (866) 673-2767
72 West Street
Foxboro, MA
Number of Sites
401 Total Camp/RV Sites,162 30 Amp Service,41 50 Amp Service,401 Electric and Water,233 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,47 No Hookups,250 Pull-Thru Sites,350 Sideouts,30 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Geocaching,

Camp Ponagansett
(401) 647-7377
Bungy Rd
Chepachet, RI
 
Bowdish Lake Camping Area
(401) 568-8890
Putnam Pike & Route 44 W
Chepachet, RI
 
Echo Lake Campground
(401) 568-7109
180 Moroney Rd
Pascoag, RI
 

Camping with Kids

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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

little campers

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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