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Old 01-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Young family camping

My wife and I are new to camping and bought our first motorhome last August. We have made several trips with it and love it especially with 3 kids (4th due in February) and a dog.

We have attended two organized rally events and while we (the adults) enjoyed both events, the kids did not so much. There was definitely a lack of activities for the little ones. Both events definitely catered to the older, retired or near retired crowd. I am sure that is the mainstay of rv'ing right now but events like this certainly do nothing to attract young families.

So my question is are there any organizations or clubs that cater to your families only or mostly? If no clubs/organizations, then how about organized events?

We are also planning a summer long road trip from Florida to Maine and would be interested in hearing any events planned during that time as well.

Thank you in advance!
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We have have a local Yogi Bear campground that keeps kids very busy. I found the Campground amazing. You could see about arriving at a more kid friendly RV sites?
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When mine were little, we'd pack up the car or whatever we had and go boondocking or to a SP and pitch our tent. Spent the time talking, hiking, fishing or just being together. Both kids began camping at 6 months of age and they loved it. Later we got a small TT and enjoyed the same activities. The kids never got bored.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the great ideas. We do try to find campgrounds with kid activities and do enjoy just family time while camping.

I am looking more for clubs/organizations that cater to young families and/or organized events that cater to young families.
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I'm a member of another Forum that has a very active Family Camping section- I think you might get some more good feedback if you posted this question over there!

Here's the link: Family Camping
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Family Camping, Yogi parks and some KOAs have kid friendly sites.

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If your coming to Florida, try Disney's Fort Wilderness. Nothing more kid friendly than making s'mores with Mickey Mouse at your campfire!
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Most of the major regional campouts have programs at the rallies for all ages. There are specific programs for youth, teens and adults.
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The best times our 2 young girls have is at State Parks. They can ride bikes, meet new friends, we can sit by our site and watch them and relax at the same time. We go on family bike rides and hikes and play games at our site. I gives them experience meeting new people and we have many new friends over the last 4 years.
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Since your family is mobile... You should consider checking out the Life is Good Festival. Very family friendly it seems.

I'm not sure of prices as I've never gone but check it out online anyway.
I know i want to bring my fam there soon
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