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Camping with Kids Midvale UT

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!

Quail Run Rv Park-ardell Brown
(801) 255-9200
9230 State St
Sandy, UT
 
REI - Recreational Equipment- Inc.
(801) 486-2100
3285 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
(801) 741-1012
324 South State St.
Suite 200 Box 30 Salt Lake City, UT
 
Pony Express National Historic Trail
(801) 741-1012
National Park Service 324 S. State St.,Suite 200 324 S. State St.
Suite 200, UT
 
Hidden Haven Campground
(435) 649-8935
2200 Rasmussen Rd
Park City, UT
 
Mountain Shadows Rv Park
(801) 571-4024
13275 S. Minuteman Dr
Draper, UT
 
The Oregon National Historic Trail
(801) 741-1012
National Park Service 324 S. State St.
Suite 200 Salt Lake City, UT
 
California National Historic Trail
(801) 741-1012
324 South State St.
Suite 200,Box 30 Salt Lake City, UT
 
Park City Rv Resort
(435) 649-2535
2200 Rasmussen Rd
Park City, UT
 
Wasatch National Forest (Tanners Flat Campground)
(435) 466-6411
Sandy, UT
Campground Availability
9-May thru 14-Oct
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Volleyball

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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

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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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