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New to Camping? Here’s How to Camp Like a Pro

Family Friendly Camping Tips

New to Camping? Here’s How to Camp Like a Pro with these Family Friendly Camping Tips.

Don’t rough itRV Camping Tips

An RV is the best way to go. Whether you’re looking for a travel trailer, a camper, a fifth wheeler, or something expandable, we have everything you need to get you started!

Plan ahead

Campgrounds fill up quickly! Book now to reserve your spot this summer. Camping in one of Washington’s State Parks? Reserve your spot online.

Test Run

Try sleeping in a tent in your backyard first. Take notes as you think of things you’ll need on a full-blown trip.

Don’t Overpack

Most people tend to bring too many clothes. Leave the “just-in-case” items at home and know that you can re-wear things.

Pack for Weather

Even if it’s hot during the day, the evenings can be cool—so bring an extra layer or fleece pullover/pants for nighttime. And don’t neglect rain gear if there’s even the slightest chance of rain!

Daytime Setup

Get the kids involved with a chore, like gathering kindling. Set up the tent first while you still have daylight. Then, if you’re planning to cook over a fire, get it going right away.

Keep it Simple

Don’t be overambitious on your first night. If you’re arriving at the end of the day, plan a super-simple meal.

No Devices

Stick to Your Routine

Keep to your usual routines as much as possible, especially with young kids. Follow the same bedtime rituals and nap schedule to ensure a good (okay, a decent) night’s sleep.

Leave Your Devices at Home

Leave the tablets at home, dig out your digital camera (or forgo pics), and stash your smartphones in the car for emergencies.

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