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Family Camping Destinations Martinsburg WV

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.

Nahkeeta Campsite
(304) 263-5382
Us Route 9 E
Martinsburg, WV
 
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp
(301) 223-7117
16519 Lappans Rd
Williamsport, MD
 
Yogi Bear''s Jellystone Park
(800) 421-7116, (301) 223-7117
16519 Lappans Road
Williamsport, MD
Number of Sites
219 Total Camp/RV Sites,80 30 Amp Service,92 50 Amp Service,219 Electric and Water,172 Electric Only,134 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,6 No Hookups,92 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cable TV,Group Area,Ice,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Equestrian Friendly,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Water activities,

Maple Tree Campground
(301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Rd
Rohrersville, MD
 
Tri-lake Park
(304) 258-1331
1 Tri Lake Park
Berkeley Springs, WV
 
Harpers Ferry/Washington DC NW KOA
(800) 421-7116, (304) 535-6895
343 Campground Road
Harpers Ferry, WV
Number of Sites
325 Total Camp/RV Sites,325 Electric and Water,100 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,100 Pull-Thru Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

Antietam Hagerstown KOA
(800) 421-7116, (301) 223-7571
11759 Snug Harbor Lane
Williamsport, MD
Number of Sites
92 Total Camp/RV Sites,75 30 Amp Service,10 50 Amp Service,92 Electric and Water,92 Electric Only,22 Full Hookups,45 Max RV Length,22 Pull-Thru Sites,17 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Dump Station,Cable TV,Laundry,Phone Service at Site,Store,Restaurant,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Marina,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Swimming - River,Game room,Hay Rides,

Treehouse Camp
(301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Rd
Rohrersville, MD
 
Maple Tree Camp
(800) 421-7116, (301) 432-5585
20716 Townsend Road
Gapland, MD
Number of Sites
26 Total Camp/RV Sites,26 Electric and Water,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Pavilion,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Nature Trails,Recreation Hall,

Indian Springs Kampgrounds
(301) 842-3336
10809 Big Pool Rd
Big Pool, MD
 

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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