Family Camping Destinations Providence RI
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.
Holiday Acres Campgrounds(401) 934-0780
591 Snake Hill Rd
North Scituate, RI
North Scituate, RI
Ski House(508) 673-3354
1241 Wilbur Avenue
Bowdish Lake Camping Area(401) 568-8890
Putnam Pike & Route 44 W
7 Harrington Rd
Whippoorwill Hill Family Camp(401) 397-7256
106 Old Plainfield Pike
Colwell's Campground(401) 397-4614
119 Peckham Ln
Oakleaf Family Campground(401) 568-4446
43 Oak Leaf Way
Camp Ponagansett(401) 647-7377
Dyer Woods Nudist Campground(401) 397-3007
114 Johnson Rd
Oak Embers Campground(401) 397-4042
219 Escoheag Hill Rd
West Greenwich, RI
West Greenwich, RI
Planning a Family Camping Trip
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).
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...