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Camping with Kids Scarborough ME

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!

Bayley's Campground
(207) 883-6043
Rr 9
Scarborough, ME
 
Silver Springs Cottages
(207) 283-3880
705 Portland Rd
Saco, ME
 
Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA
(800) 421-7116, (800) 562-1886
814 Portland Road
Saco, ME
Number of Sites
120 Total Camp/RV Sites,30 20 Amp Service,63 30 Amp Service,10 50 Amp Service,120 Electric and Water,42 Full Hookups,65 Max RV Length,17 No Hookups,52 Pull-Thru Sites,58 Sideouts,40 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Swimming Pool,

Wassamki Springs Camping Area
(207) 839-4276
855 Saco St
Westbrook, ME
 
Sebago Lake Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 787-3671
1550 Richville Road
Standish, ME
Number of Sites
101 Total Camp/RV Sites,101 Electric and Water,40 Max RV Length,9 Pull-Thru Sites,70 Seasonal,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Fishing,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming - Lake,

Wild Duck Camping Area
(207) 883-4432
39 Dunstan Landing Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Cascadia Park
(207) 282-1666
911 Portland Rd
Saco, ME
 
Silver Springs Campground & Lodging
(800) 421-7116, (207) 283-3880
705 Portland Road US Route 1
Saco, ME
Number of Sites
130 Total Camp/RV Sites,130 Electric and Water,25 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,10 Pull-Thru Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Shamrock Rv Park Inc
(207) 284-4282
391 West St
Biddeford, ME
 
Family-N-Friends Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 642-2200
140 Richvile Road
Standish, ME
Number of Sites
70 Total Camp/RV Sites,68 30 Amp Service,2 50 Amp Service,70 Electric and Water,37 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,3 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Rental Units,6 Total Rental Units,30 Seasonal,
Amenities
Dump Station,Firewood,Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Propane,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,RV on Site,wifi,
Recreation
Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Hay Rides,Hot Tub,Kayak Rentals,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,arcade/game room,

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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