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what activities do you do when you go camping?

we have a 18 month old and have been camping a few times but i want to make it fun for all of us

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 3:35 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Nature walks, bike rides, swim in the lake......

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 3:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • If you have a wagon, bring that, my son and his friends love wagon rides around the campsite. Also small cheap waterguns make for hours of entertainment and because they are small you don't have to deal with sopping children. Finally bring a shovel and bucket, scooping dirt and making mud pies is a childhood right of passage.

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • When my kids were that little we would swim in the pool if the campground had one, swim in the lake if it was allowed, take LOTS of walks, DH and the older kids would fish, bring toys from him/her to play with and most of all make sure they stay COOL so they don't get too cranky.

    Answer by allmyblessings at 3:43 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • We LOVE camping! we like to fish, hike, swim, hunt for pretty rocks or leaves, play make believe. DS likes to pretend we've been lost for months and have to "live off the land" . lol. There's one place we love to camp and we can hike about 2 hours to a really pretty waterfall. It's beautiful!

    Answer by renea20 at 3:44 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • When my son was that age, we tried to plan our camping trips at or near places where they had appropriate activities nearby. We usually camped at state parks because they had things like bicycle rentals (w/kid trailers) & trails to ride them on; a creek or lake to splash in, usually w/a beach to play on or hiking trails that lead to interesting places. Some of the campgrounds we've been to were w/in driving distance to local county fairs or historical sites to walk around. We've also taken trips that were near amusement parks that had a kiddieland or where there was a fair or carnival going on at the time of our visit.


    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:46 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Fish, read, listen to music, swim, go boating, we walk on trails, take pictures, participate in the campground activities. Then try and relax. Love it!

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 3:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • When we go on vacation or when we go camping, we always purchase a disposable camera for each of the kids. They use their own personal camera to take all of their special pictures to remember their trip by. Then, when we get home we develop their roll of film and they get to put all of their pictures in their own personal photo album/scrapbook that they can look back on over the years and show to their friends. It's been a big hit with our kids.

    Answer by sillyt at 3:49 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • you can have a crazy breakfast with the little boxes of cereal, different fruit hidden in bushes, dangle doughtnuts from string on trees and eat them off

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 3:56 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • When my kids were little they were happy just playing in the dirt and "fishing" most of the time. They had a fishing pole that had a little rubber fish attached and they would cast it in the water for hours. If possible, we would camp near a very shallow creek or pond so the kids could play in the water. We took along a bag with binoculars, magnifying glasses and bug catchers and went on short nature walks near our campsite looking for bugs, plants, animals, etc. We always set up a little tent for the kids to play in while we were at the campsite. Hikes were fun but when the kids were really little we had to stop for frequent snack/water breaks. For a few years we spent most of our hiking time sitting on the side of the trail eating trail mix. lol Bike rides are great too. And I love the wagon rides idea. Wish I'd thought of that when mine were younger!

    Answer by jessradtke at 4:03 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

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