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Camping with Kids Loveland CO

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!

Riverview RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (970) 667-9910
7806 West US Highway 34
Loveland, CO
Number of Sites
163 Total Camp/RV Sites,130 20 Amp Service,102 30 Amp Service,70 50 Amp Service,163 Electric and Water,102 Full Hookups,50 Group Sites,42 Max RV Length,33 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Rental Units,6 Total Rental Units,94 Seasonal,85 Sideouts,21 Tent Sites,
Amenities
BBQ Pits,Cable TV,Dump Station,Firewood,Fenced Pet Area,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Meeting Rooms,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room,Basket Ball,Fishing,Flyfishing,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,

Loveland Rv Village Campground
(970) 667-1204
4421 E Us Highway 34
Loveland, CO
 
Larimer County Parks & Open Lands
(970) 679-4570
1800 South County Road 31
Loveland, CO
 
Fireside Rv & Camper Park
(970) 667-2903
6850 W Us Highway 34
Loveland, CO
 
Riverview Rv Park & Campground
(970) 667-9910
7806 W Us Highway 34
Loveland, CO
 
Riverbend & Campground
(970) 667-3641
1520 Big Thompson Canyon Rd
Loveland, CO
 
Johnson`s Corner RV Retreat
(970) 669-8400
3618 Southeast Frontage Road
Loveland, CO
 
Carter Valley Campground
(970) 663-3131
1326 North Carter Lake Road
Loveland, CO
 
Loveland Station Campground
(970) 667-5607
648 Southeast Frontage Road
Loveland, CO
 
Loveland R V Service
(970) 669-6444
900 East State Highway 402
Loveland, CO
 

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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