We're in the pacific northwest and there are a lot of families that camp. In fact, the majority of campers seem to be families. Our two kids are 10 and 12. We went to Yellowstone and Teton this summer and found plenty of families in the campgrounds. We have several other friends that camp as well. All that said, I agree that the trend is less common for kids than when I grew up. We have found that a majority of our friends have kids that are active in sports starting at age 5 or so. Most of these leagues run all spring summer and fall which are prime camping season. On countless occasions we have asked others to join us and some tournament typically prevents them from doing so.
We typically camp once per month from late march through September and at least one full week. It is great for family building and we encourage the kids to invite a friend.
State and county parks are the norm for us.
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