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Camping with Kids Lillington NC

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!

Fayetteville KOA
(910) 484-5500
Wade, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campgrounds
(828) 235-8350
59 Motorcycle Dr
Canton, NC
 
Ashley Creek Rv Park
(828) 687-4026
2 Miami Cir
Skyland, NC
 
Lake Hickory Rv Resort
(828) 256-4303
6641 Monford Dr
Conover, NC
 
Flintlock Campground
(828) 963-5325
171 Flintlock Campground Dr
Boone, NC
 
Harley Creek Campground & Cabins
(828) 235-1300
495 Courtney Ln
Canton, NC
 
Mountain Springs Campground
(828) 524-0469
189 Lake Ledford Rd
Franklin, NC
 
Lakeside Campground & Motel
(910) 862-2479
98 White Lake Dr
Elizabethtown, NC
 
Riverside Campground
(828) 235-9128
6 Happy Camper Dr
Canton, NC
 
Greensboro Campgrounds, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (336) 274-4143
2300 Montreal Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Number of Sites
117 Total Camp/RV Sites,74 30 Amp Service,27 50 Amp Service,117 Electric and Water,74 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,65 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Total Rental Units,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

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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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