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Family Camping Destinations Cockeysville MD

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right? Read on for more.

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm
(800) 421-7116, (410) 329-6636, 800-643-7056
1523 Freeland Road
Freeland, MD
Number of Sites
250 Total Camp/RV Sites,250 30 Amp Service,25 50 Amp Service,250 Electric and Water,176 Electric Only,250 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,50 Pull-Thru Sites,12 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Fenced Pet Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Restaurant,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,arcade/game room,

Bar Harbor Rv Park
(410) 679-0880
4228 Birch Ave
Abingdon, MD
 
Morris Meadows Recreation Farm*
(800) 643-7056
1523 Freeland Rd
Freeland, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Princess Anne Campground
(410) 651-1520
12370 Brittingham Ln
Princess Anne, MD
 
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,

Canoe Kayak & Paddle Company
(410) 203-1100
10105 Shaw Dr
Woodstock, MD
 
Susquehanna SP
(410) 557-7794
Havre De Grace, MD
Campground Availability
May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina*
(800) 351-2267
4228 Birch Ave
Abingdon, MD
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Golf Nearby

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Holloway Beach
(410) 287-8510
419 Charlestown Pl
Charlestown, MD
 
Treehouse Camp
(301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Rd
Rohrersville, MD
 
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Planning a Family Camping Trip

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How to Make Your First Camping Trip a Big Success!


From the Pages of Camping Life Magazine

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right?

No problem, we’re going to hit the essentials you will need to have a successful first campout. Through proper preparation and careful execution, it can be one that your kids will love, and tell their friends about (and say nice things about).

CAMPING MYTHS


Let’s begin by dispelling some of the myths and rumors that keep many people from becoming campers and having an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Myth #1 – I’m not an outdoor person.
Sure, camping is about being outdoors and enjoying it, but you don’t have to be “Ranger Tom” or a card-carrying Sierra Club member to enjoy camping! It is natural for people to be outside, breathing fresh air, getting a little color on their cheeks. With the proper equipment such as a good tent and warm sleeping bag, and some good food you will have most of the amenities that you have at home, only you’ll be outside.

Myth #2 – It’s too expensive.
Yes, everything you do seems to cost money. But where can you stay overnight with a family of four or more for under $50? Once you make the initial investment in equipment you will have many seasons of enjoyable camping at a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel.

Myth #3 – I don’t know what to take.
Keep reading. This is a simple “Camping 101” approach that can give you the facts about the necessary equipment to bring.

Myth #4 – Camping is boring. What will I do with the kids?
Pick some activities that they like to do or let them choose what they want to do, while we’re camping. Get them involved by having them help plan and cook the meals. Go for a hike on a nearby trail. Go fishing. Bring pencils, paper, and crayons for them to draw what they see. Pack a football, soccer ball, baseball gear or any other sporting equipment that the kids will have fun with. Bring their favorite board game and a book each for evenings in the tent.

Now that we have all those nasty rumors behind us, let’s talk about preparing for the trip.

WHERE TO GO


For your first family camping adventure with the kids, we recommend a campground that is close to you, about an hour traveling time. This way you’re not spending too much time getting to the fun! Check with Woodall’s , the National Park Service , the U.S. Forest Service , or Reserve America or for campgrounds and facilities near you. Choose a campground that offers diverse attractions, such as hiking trails, a nature center, and a lake or stream nearby. There will be plenty to keep you and the kids entertain...

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