25+ Fun Camping Ideas for Families


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25+ Fun Camping Ideas for Families

It was just Memorial Day, and that is exciting…because around here, that’s when camping season begins! I don’t really come from a family of campers. But it is something that my husband and I have adopted into our own family! As much fun as it can be to get pampered at a swanky hotel, it’s not always my first choice for a weekend getaway. Nope, I’d much rather get cozy around a blazing fire, get my fingers sticky from s’mores, and sleep out under the stars. Now that we live so close to the mountains, Justin and I are really excited to pass along our love of roughing it in the great outdoors to our girls. We can’t wait to show them how much fun it can be to spend the out of doors.

“How much fun it can be” is an important phrase when it comes to camping. While weather and mosquitoes can work together to wreak havoc on a campout, often times it’s a simple lack of preparation that keeps first time campers from being able to enjoy a new experience. If you are taking kids along, it’s especially important to be prepared for changes in the weather, have food that’s easy to prepare, and know how to provide basic first aid. Luckily, there are lots of good resources out there to help you get ready for living life on the wild side for a few days. All it takes is a little prep work so that you can fave a great time camping with your family. By the way…if you happen to be a happy camper, too, I’d love to get your recommendations for favorite campsites–make sure you let me know yours in the comments, below!

Kodiak camping scenery

100 Best Campsites in the U.S. | TripleBlaze (image via Kodiac.org)

Portable Baby Blog camping checklist

Family Camping Checklist | The Portable Baby Blog

Camping with Gus safe camp

How to Get a Kid Safe Campsite | Camping with Gus

Sherbet Blossom camping with kids

Tips for Camping with Kiddos | Sherbet Blossom


Wilderness Survival Tips for Parents | Chevrolet

The Tent Commandments

The Tent Commandments Infographic | Visual.ly

The Green Wife lint firestarters

DIY Green Fire Starters | The Green Wife

Twisted Sifter log stove

Single Log Cookstove | Twisted Sifter

Grocery Shrink solar oven

DIY Solar Oven | Grocery Shrink

Dutch Oven Showcase about dutch ovens

Info on Dutch Oven Cooking | Dutch Oven Cooking

The Frugal girls camping for less

Easy Camping Menu Tips | The Frugal Girls

Six Sisters Stuff camping recipes

Delicious Campfire Recipes | Six Sisters’ Stuff

Echoes of Laughter camping food tips

Camping Food Tips & Recipes | Echoes of Laughter

Oleander and Palm campfire cakes

Campfire Orange Rolls | Oleander and Palm

Ninth and Bird campurritos

Breakfast Campurritos | Ninth & Bird

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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three Read More


  1. Seth Taylor says

    These are some great ideas. When I was a kid camping we used to make baked potatoes by wrapping them in foil and burying them in a hole with some hot coals!

  2. Cydnee Schroeder says

    I was so surprised that the 100 best campground list only had one campsite from Utah. Utah is home to several national parks and some of the most beautiful campsites. Some of my favorites being Calf Creek, Capitol Reef, and Kodachrome State Park. Check them out!

    • says

      Cydnee, I agree, there should be more for Utah. I have been to some amazing places along the Wasatch Front. Those other ones you listed sound nice. We will have to look into them. Thanks for the comment.

  3. April LaMontagne says

    Every year we go to West Port Beach near Fort Bragg, California. There is a play ground for the kids, horse shoes, volley ball and is less than a 1/2 mile walk to the beach.

  4. says

    This is a great post with excellent resources. I love camping we just got back from Kayak camping this weekend in the Adirondacks. It was so peaceful and beautiful till the ranger kayaked up and told us to make sure we did a bear bag because a bear was sited a day ago at the site we kayaked out to camp. I was thrilled we brought the watch dog since the ranger also told us the bear that has been around was afraid of dogs. We do not have children yet and I have always wondered how it will be camping with them so I am off to pin this for future reference. Ahh now counting the days till another camping trip this weekend. Cheers!

  5. alicia says

    I grew up camping and I always hated having to help but what child wouldn’t rather go play. Now that I have a family of my own we went camping with a friend family and its so different when you are the adult and in charge, making decisions. Not in a bad way, I enjoyed myself completely it’s just you haave a different look on things so now I have been pin crazy looking at all the different camping tips on pintrest to help make the experience better. Thanks for this post.

  6. says

    Thanks for linking up to us :). We are planning our first cross state camping trip and I found you via pinterest. It was an exciting treat to see a link back to my own blog, lol.

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