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Camping with Kids Warrenton VA

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!

Cedar Mountain Campground
(540) 547-3374
20114 Camp Rd
Culpeper, VA
 
Greenville Farm Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (703) 754-7944
14004 Shelter Lane
Haymarket, VA
Campground Availability
150 Total Camp/RV Sites, 150 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 60 Pull-Thru Sites,

Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort
(800) 421-7116, (540) 377-2650
15072 Crabtree Falls Highway
Montebello, VA
Number of Sites
75 Total Camp/RV Sites,39 30 Amp Service,3 50 Amp Service,75 Electric and Water,20 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,24 Pull-Thru Sites,20 Seasonal,9 Sideouts,17 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Dump Station,Firewood,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Nature Trails,Pedal Boat Rentals,Playground,Swimming - Lake,

Chesapeake Campground
(757) 485-0149
693 George Washington Hwy S
Chesapeake, VA
 
Grindstone Campground
(276) 388-3983
1946 Laurel Valley Rd
Troutdale, VA
 
Greenville Farm Family Campground*
(703) 754-7944
14004 Shelter Lane
Haymarket, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Basketball

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Cedar Mountain Campground
(800) 421-7116, (540) 547-3374
20114 Camp Road
Culpepper, VA
Campground Availability
25 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 8 Pull-Thru Sites,

Poe's Southfork Campground
(540) 636-6192
Riverside Dr
Front Royal, VA
 
Spring Gardens
(804) 732-8908
2178 County Dr
Petersburg, VA
 
Beartree Campground
(276) 388-3642
20993 Bear Tree Gap Rd
Damascus, VA
 
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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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