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Camping with Kids Claymont DE

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!

Brandywine Country Club Tennis Professional Shop
(302) 478-4559
2822 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE
 
Delaware Motel & RV Park
(302) 328-3114
235 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
 
Slicer`s Camping Center
(302) 836-4110
769 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
 
Timberlane Campground
(856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Rd
Paulsboro, NJ
 
Timberlane Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Road
Clarksboro, NJ
Number of Sites
96 Total Camp/RV Sites,83 20 Amp Service,83 30 Amp Service,83 50 Amp Service,96 Electric and Water,83 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,72 Pull-Thru Sites,70 Sideouts,14 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Boat Launch,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Marina,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Sanford Day Camp
(302) 475-8013
2621 Epping Road
Wilmington, DE
 
Pike Creek Fitness Club
(302) 239-6688
4905 Mermaid Boulevard Suite B
Wilmington, DE
 
Four Seasons Campgrounds
(856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown Daretown Rd
Woodstown, NJ
 
Timberlane Campgrounds
(856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Rd
Clarksboro, NJ
 
3 Seasons Camping Resort
(610) 274-0607
Route 273
Landenberg, PA
 

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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