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Camping with Kids Coeur D Alene ID

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!

Coeur D' Alene Rv Resort
(208) 773-3527
2600 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls, ID
 
Suntree Rv Park
(208) 777-8888
350 N. Idahline Rd.
Post Falls, ID
 
Country Haven Campground
(208) 772-4999
21550 N Highway 95
Athol, ID
 
Silverwood Theme & Rv Park
(208) 683-3400
26225 N Highway 95
Athol, ID
 
Blackwell Island RV Resort*
(888) 571-2900
800 S Marina Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Maranatha Park
(208) 773-7342
2402 W Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
 
Squaw Bay & Resort
(208) 664-6782
5733 S Highway 97,Route 2 Box 130
Harrison, ID
 
Kelso Lake Resort
(208) 683-2297
1450 Kelso Lake Rd
Athol, ID
 
Cedar Motel & RV Park*
(208) 664-2278
319 Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool

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Lake Coeur d'Alene Camping Resort
(208) 664-4471
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Mid Sept
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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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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