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Camping with Kids Upper Marlboro MD

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!

Duncan''s Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (410) 741-9558, 800-222-2086
5381 Sands Road
Lothian, MD
Number of Sites
240 Total Camp/RV Sites,225 30 Amp Service,20 50 Amp Service,240 Electric and Water,225 Electric Only,120 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,1 Rental Trailers,75 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Dump Station,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Propane,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Hay Rides,Hiking Trails,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,arcade/game room,

Cherry Hill Park
(800) 421-7116, 740-1210, (301) 937-7116
9800 Cherry Hill Road
College Park, MD
Number of Sites
390 Total Camp/RV Sites,350 30 Amp Service,300 50 Amp Service,390 Electric and Water,350 Electric Only,350 Full Hookups,9 Group Sites,50 Max RV Length,29 Pull-Thru Sites,5 Rental Trailers,35 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,Dump Station,Cable TV,Laundry,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Swimming - Pond,Recreation Hall,Game room,Hay Rides,

MILITARY PARK (FAMCAMP-Andrews AFB)
(301) 981-4109
Morningside, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Playground, Horseshoes

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Greenbelt NP (Greenbelt Campground)
(301) 344-3948
Greenbelt, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Ramblin'' Pines RV Park & Campground
(800) 421-7116, (410) 795-5161, 800-550-8733
801 Hoods Mill Road
Woodbine, MD
Number of Sites
201 Total Camp/RV Sites,54 30 Amp Service,147 50 Amp Service,201 Electric and Water,201 Electric Only,201 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,9 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Fenced Pet Area,Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Jumping Pillow,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,arcade/game room,

Duncan Family Campgrounds
(410) 267-0993
5381 Sands Rd
Lothian, MD
 
Cherry Hill Park
(301) 937-7116
9800 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
 
Duncan's Family Campground*
(800) 222-2086
5381 Sands Rd
Lothian, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Cherry Hill Park*
(800) 314-9308
9800 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Woodlawn Campground
(410) 896-2979
1209 Walnut St
Delmar, MD
 
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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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