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Camping with Kids Winsted CT

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!

White Pines Campsites
(860) 379-0124
232 Old North Rd
Winsted, CT
 
Camp Sequassen-Connecticut Yankee Counsil
(860) 379-2009
West Hill
New Hartford, CT
 
Mohawk Campgrounds
(860) 491-2231
708 Sharon Tpke
Goshen, CT
 
Lone Oak Camp Sites
(860) 824-7051
360 Norfolk Rd
East Canaan, CT
 
Hemlock Hill Campground
(860) 567-2267
118 Hemlock Hill Rd
Litchfield, CT
 
Camp Berger
(860) 379-8013
Wahnee Road
Winsted, CT
 
Housatonic Girl Scout Camp
(860) 542-5772
Grantville Road
Norfolk, CT
 
Valley In The Pines Campground
(860) 491-2032
36 Lucas Rd
Goshen, CT
 
Lone Oak Campsites
(800) 421-7116, (860) 824-7051
360 Norfolk Road
East Canaan, CT
Number of Sites
501 Total Camp/RV Sites,30 20 Amp Service,57 30 Amp Service,59 50 Amp Service,501 Electric and Water,372 Full Hookups,30 Group Sites,40 Max RV Length,42 No Hookups,11 Pull-Thru Sites,9 Rental Trailers,281 Seasonal,40 Sideouts,42 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Dump Station,Firewood,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,Ice Cream Shop,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Restaurant,RV Service/Repair,Showers,Snack Bar,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade,Game room,Basket Ball,Beach Volleyball,Biking Trails,Fishing,Hay Rides,Hiking Trails,Horse Shoes,Hot Tub,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Sports Field,Swimming Pool,Swimming - Lake,Theme Weekends,arcade/game room,

Looking Glass Hill Campgrounds
(860) 567-2050
14 Cozy Hill
Litchfield, CT
 

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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