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Things to do While Camping Baldwin NY

Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty.

Battle Row Campground (Nassau County Park)
(516) 572-8690
Old Bethpage, NY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru Last Sun in Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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KOA-Lake George
(518) 696-2615
Lake Luzerne, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 15-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Iroquois RV Park & Campground
(518) 643-9057
Peru, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Forest Lake Campground
(607) 655-1444
Windsor, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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KOA-Westfield-Lake Erie
(716) 326-3573
Westfield, NY
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Stony Brook State Park
(585) 335-8111
Dansville, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Meadowbrook Campground (Adirondack SF)
(518) 891-4351
Saranac Lake, NY
Campground Availability
16-May thru 1-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Playground

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Beaver Meadow Family Campground
(585) 457-3101
Java Center, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Chenango Valley State Park
(607) 648-5251
Binghamton, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Brookside Beach Campground
(716) 326-3096
Westfield, NY
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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January 23, 2010 by Brea · 1 Comment  

Meeting Yogi Bear! Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty. 

That was one of my concerns when we took our first-ever camping trip (in our hybrid travel trailer). Even though we were only an hour and a half from home, this was a VERY new experience for us…and especially for my 2 year old and 9 month old sons. GULP. I voiced my concern to some fellow campers and a couple said things like, “this is camping…they’ll figure out stuff to do…you don’t have to plan for everything”. That’s nice…in theory. But in this day and age of playrooms with loads of toys, DVDs galore and a million other “distractibles” for kids, I thought that getting back to nature would be a surefire way to bore them to bits. So we did what any highly intelligent, and slightly terrified parents would do…we chose the most kid-friendly campground we could find within 1.5 hours of our home–Yogi Bear’s Jellystone in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. http://www.jellystonepa.com/

Backed in perfectly the FIRST time! Once we arrived, it was time for one of the most anxiety producing times for an RV newbie–backing in to the site. That was a VERY tense couple of minutes with other campers watching intently to see how many (dozen) times it would take us to get it right. Our campsite was almost level and my husband backed that puppy in–with expert navigational counsel from his wife–on the FIRST TRY! No, I’m not lying. Pull up, back in, done. We were set up in no time and ready to experience RVing with our boys.

The place was teeming with kids of all ages, but not in an annoying way at all. The new water-park was AMAZING, but it was a little chilly for us to use. The playground’s huge wooden train play set was immensely fun for my 2 year old as was meeting Yogi Bear and his cohorts. There was this massive (I mean massive-massive) inflatable pillow for kids to bounce on and even a super-cool pedal car track. At 7 that evening, there was a DJed dance party in the outdoor pavilion. It was a sea of hopping, bopping, spinning toddlers. What a great way for the little ones to have fun! Once the young kids went back to camp, the teenagers skulked out of the woodwork like only teenagers can.

Of course we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs on sticks over the fire, which was just a wee bit magical for my husband and me…what we always imagined RVing with our little ones would be. The boys did their fair share of pressing the awning button…repeatedly…and flipping the water heater switch on and off. But all in all it was a stress-free (yay!) long weekend for our little family. What a fantastic experience for newbies like us. Plus, we were VERY close to the Strasburg Railroad who hosts Thomas the Ta...

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