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Camping with Kids Martinsburg WV

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!

Nahkeeta Campsite
(304) 263-5382
Us Route 9 E
Martinsburg, WV
 
Antietam Hagerstown KOA
(800) 421-7116, (301) 223-7571
11759 Snug Harbor Lane
Williamsport, MD
Number of Sites
92 Total Camp/RV Sites,75 30 Amp Service,10 50 Amp Service,92 Electric and Water,92 Electric Only,22 Full Hookups,45 Max RV Length,22 Pull-Thru Sites,17 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Dump Station,Cable TV,Laundry,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Swimming - River,Game room,Hay Rides,

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp
(301) 223-7117
16519 Lappans Rd
Williamsport, MD
 
Maple Tree Campground
(301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Rd
Rohrersville, MD
 
Tri-lake Park
(304) 258-1331
1 Tri Lake Park
Berkeley Springs, WV
 
Harpers Ferry/Washington DC NW KOA
(800) 421-7116, (304) 535-6895
343 Campground Road
Harpers Ferry, WV
Number of Sites
325 Total Camp/RV Sites,325 Electric and Water,100 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,100 Pull-Thru Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

Yogi Bear''s Jellystone Park
(800) 421-7116, (301) 223-7117
16519 Lappans Road
Williamsport, MD
Number of Sites
219 Total Camp/RV Sites,80 30 Amp Service,92 50 Amp Service,219 Electric and Water,172 Electric Only,134 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,6 No Hookups,92 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Group Area,Ice,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Water activities,

Treehouse Camp
(301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Rd
Rohrersville, MD
 
Maple Tree Camp
(800) 421-7116, (301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Road
Gapland, MD
Number of Sites
26 Total Camp/RV Sites,26 Electric and Water,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Pavilion,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Nature Trails,Recreation Hall,

Indian Springs Kampgrounds
(301) 842-3336
10809 Big Pool Rd
Big Pool, MD
 

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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