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Camping with Kids Palmer AK

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!

Rocky River Woods
(907) 746-2845
Fishhook Jct/hatcher Pass
Palmer, AK
 
Town & Country Rv Park
(907) 746-6642
Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Fox Run Campground
(907) 745-6120
Mile 31.1 Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Glacier Park Resort
(907) 745-2534
Mile 102 Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Hicks Creek Roadhouse
(907) 745-8213
966 Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Kepler Park
(907) 745-0429
37.3 Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Amber Jac Cabins & Rv Park
(907) 373-7598
Po Box 1654
Palmer, AK
 
Bestview Rv & Mobile Home Park
(907) 745-7400
35.5 Parks Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Mt View Rv Park
(907) 745-5747
Smith Rd
Palmer, AK
 
Big Bear Campground & RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (907) 745-7445
2010 S. Church Street
Palmer, AK
Number of Sites
43 Total Camp/RV Sites,40 30 Amp Service,3 50 Amp Service,43 Electric and Water,16 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,15 No Hookups,24 Pull-Thru Sites,20 Sideouts,
Amenities
Dump Station,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Phone Service at Site,Propane,Showers,Snack Bar,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,

Camping with Kids

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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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