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Family Camping Destinations Gorham ME

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.

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,

Wassamki Springs Camping Area
(207) 839-4276
855 Saco St
Westbrook, ME
 
Highland Lake Park Camping
(207) 892-8911
Route 302
Windham, ME
 
Acres Of Wildlife Camping
(207) 675-3211
State Route 113,P.o. Box 2
Steep Falls, ME
 
Wild Duck Camping Area
(207) 883-4432
39 Dunstan Landing Rd
Scarborough, 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,

Family & Friends Campground
(207) 642-2200
Route 114
Sebago Lake, ME
 
Bayley's Campground
(207) 883-6043
Rr 9
Scarborough, ME
 
Acres of Wildlife Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 675-2267
60 Acres of Wildlife Campground Road
Steep Falls, ME
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,71 20 Amp Service,100 30 Amp Service,44 50 Amp Service,200 Electric and Water,171 Electric Only,75 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,5 Pull-Thru Sites,12 Rental Trailers,50 Seasonal,29 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,WiFi HotSpots,BBQ Pits,Beer/Wine,Dump Station,Firewood,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,Ice Cream Shop,Laundry,Meeting Rooms,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Restaurant,Showers,Snack Bar,Store,RV on Site,Lodge Rentals,
Recreation
Boating,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Kayak Rentals,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Recreation Hall,Swimming - Lake,Mini Golf,

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,

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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