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Camping with Kids Cockeysville MD

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!

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
(800) 421-7116, (410) 329-6636, 800-643-7056
1523 Freeland Road
Freeland, MD
Number of Sites
250 Total Camp/RV Sites,250 30 Amp Service,25 50 Amp Service,250 Electric and Water,176 Electric Only,250 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,50 Pull-Thru Sites,12 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Fenced Pet Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Restaurant,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,arcade/game room,

Bar Harbor Rv Park
(410) 679-0880
4228 Birch Ave
Abingdon, MD
 
Morris Meadows Recreation Farm*
(800) 643-7056
1523 Freeland Rd
Freeland, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Woodlands Camping Resort
(410) 398-4414
265 Starkey Ln
Elkton, MD
 
Wild Places Inc
(410) 352-3301
12302 Collins Rd
Bishopville, MD
 
Canoe Kayak & Paddle Company
(410) 203-1100
10105 Shaw Dr
Woodstock, MD
 
Susquehanna SP
(410) 557-7794
Havre De Grace, MD
Campground Availability
May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina*
(800) 351-2267
4228 Birch Ave
Abingdon, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Golf Nearby

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Indian Acres Of Chesapeake Bay
(410) 275-2181
645 Knights Island Rd
Cecilton, MD
 
Promise Land
(410) 835-2522
6605 Morris Rd
Pittsville, MD
 
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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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