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So . . .

Never camped before? 
You don't really know where to get started?
 Family camping or for those first time campers, just getting ready to spend time enjoying the call of the wild can be an intimidating prospect. However, with just a little planning your first time out -
 and subsequent trips -
camping can be a joy.

Not to worry with technical matters!
You won't in actual fact need to invest in a four-season ultra light tent, a sleeping bag rated to 50 below zero, and a stove so light that you don't even know that it's in your pack.
 Let's deal with the basics and how to enjoy just one or two nights away from your home.
 In the process, we'll cover the things you'll need to take along and how to use them, some ideas for meals and activities, and even a few do's and don'ts.

 Hopefully this site will help with all your questions
and
 introduce you
to a new adventure in inexpensive vacationing. 

Some of the best pointers towards Camping you will find,
 comes from observing other Campers camping around you.

 

Did you know that there are campgrounds near almost every major attraction in the United States?
Why pay those outrageous hotel bills
 when you can camp inexpensively and give your family an adventure at the same time?

However, the benefits of camping with your family go further than affordability.
In today's world, it is difficult to find a large block of time to really focus on your family, your partner, and your children.
Even when we set aside a weekend, telephone calls, errands, and household chores intrude.

When you are camping you will know what true togetherness is as a family.
There are no phones, televisions,
or
appointments to be rushing off to. 
Since you are sleeping outdoors, the sun wakes you up early and you can start a nice campfire first thing in the morning where everyone will gather together for breakfast.
You will be spending most of your time outdoors, 
enjoying the beauty of nature and the fresh air 
and there is plenty of time for just plain talking to each other.

It is a great opportunity to get back in touch with nature and each other and is also one of the most inexpensive vacations your family will enjoy and remember for a long time.

Camping and excursions into the wilderness offer enlightenment
 that only comes from engrossing into the outdoor environment
 and letting go of ALL thoughts of the city.
Just relax and pay attention to your senses
and a whole new world opens up before you.

Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
 -- George Carlin 

Today people move at the speed of light, and most do not have the time to stop and look at the beauty that encompasses the miles of concrete in which they live. 
There is nothing more glorious than watching the sun rise over a wooded lake, and nothing cleanses the soul like a breath of fresh air in the forest. 
Duties at work or home seem to diffuse with the musty scent of the earth and the clean refreshing smell of a lakefront.  

And if you have the means to take your kids, by all means, do so! You can then show them that there is more to life than T.V., Playstations and Gameboys or what their friends tell them.

The best advice for any parent would be to start kids camping as soon as possible.
There is no substitute for family camping trips.
Some are downright fun; others do a better job of building patience.
Experiences are the part of memories.
If the child is given the opportunity to share the richness of such endeavors,
 it will forever change them for the better.

Camping with children can be one of the greatest experiences you can have if you plan the trip properly.

One of the most exciting things about camping with children is seeing things through their eyes.
 Camping with children can be a great way to introduce young ones to the wonders of nature.

By camping with children when they are young,
 you will set them on the path to a lifetime of camping adventures.

The outdoors is a great natural classroom.
It offers unlimited opportunities for learning about every facet of life.

Outdoor activities contribute immensely to the mental and physical well being of children.
Exercise is invigorating and exposure to nature is relaxing. 
For you, the outdoors is an escape from the stresses of everyday life; for your kids, it's just plain fun.

Be sure to take a camera and lots of film on all of your trips.
Shoot plenty of photos.

Some of the best times are spent looking at photos and recalling that sudden thunderstorm where you played "Go Fish" for three hours in a pup tent, or the time a child caught their first fish!

The memories of good times spent together in the beauty of the outdoors will be kept and cherished for a lifetime.

Camping with children isn't just a good
way to learn about nature together.

It's a wonderful way to learn about each other.

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Camping provides an opportunity to experience nature firsthand.
Campers participate in fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and tubing, plant study, bird and wildlife watching, nature photography, much - much more!.
Just as importantly, camping helps people escape the stress of city life.

Take a break from the normal
rhythm of life . . .
kick back on a camping trip.

Just Go!

The best time to start enjoying the outdoors is right now.

Throughout this site you may come across these icons:

The  information following this icon pertains to Backcountry Camping. (Extreme camping, deep woods, no modern facilities, etc.)

The information following this icon pertains to your pay Campground Camping. (modern facilities, etc.)

This Icon will indicate that the information following pertains to Backcountry Camping.
(Extreme camping, in the back woods, no modern facilities, etc.)

This Icon will indicate that the information following pertains to Pay Campground Camping.
(modern facilities, etc.)

This site is geared mainly towards Family Camping in Pay Campground Sites,
therefore, if there is NO ICON besides the information you are reading then it pertains to Pay Campground Camping

 

Hopefully, you will find everything you need to get you started in the right direction in this site!

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