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Camping with Kids Murrells Inlet SC

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!

Apache Pier & Family Campground
(843) 449-7323
9700 Kings Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Pirateland Family Campground
(843) 238-5155
5401 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Myrtle Beach Koa
(843) 448-3421
613 5th Ave S
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Martin's Mobile Home Park
(843) 365-2385
490 Hallie Martin Rd
Conway, SC
 
Big Cypress Lake Rv Park
(843) 397-1800
6531 Brownsway Shortcut Rd.
Conway, SC
 
Briarcliffe Rv Resort Inc
(843) 272-2730
10495 N Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Lakewood Camping Resort Inc
(843) 238-5161
5901 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Williamson's Lake Park
(843) 365-2433
1981 Highway 905
Conway, SC
 
Martinfield Plantation
(843) 397-1800
6531 Brownsway Shortcut Rd.
Conway, SC
 
Huntington Beach State Park
(843) 237-4440
Murrells Inlet, SC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice
Recreation
Rec Hall, Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, 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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