How to Plan a Backyard Campout Adventure With Your Kids

Are your kids begging to go camping, but you just don’t have the time?

Want to expose them to the great outdoors without leaving home?

Pitch your tent, grab some marshmallows and have a fun family campout in your own backyard.

A backyard campout has all of the joys of camping without the cost or time spent traveling. It’s the perfect solution.

In this article I’ll show you how to have a fantastic, adventure-filled campout right in your own backyard.

Want to expose kids to the great outdoors without leaving home? Try a backyard campout. Pitch a tent, toast marshmallows and sleep outside for backyard fun.

Why Have a Backyard Campout?

A backyard campout is a quick and simple way to enjoy the fun of camping without some of the hassles. You can take your kids on an outdoor adventure with very little planning, and you never even have to pack the car.

Camping is a great way to bond as a family, talking and telling stories around a campfire. It helps teach kids the value of working together to pitch a tent or cook a meal (or a s’more). And it’s a great way to get kids outdoors, watching the clouds or the stars instead of videos; playing live games instead of video games.

If you’ve got reluctant or first-time campers in your family, a backyard campout is a great way to ease them into the experience and get them hooked so they’ll be eager to try camping somewhere else.



How to Have an Indoor Camping Experience

Want to go on a camping trip without leaving your house?

Dreaming of roasting marshmallows to golden-brown perfection without the campfire?

With a few simple “ingredients,” you can turn an ordinary room into a land of adventure.

In this article I’ll show you how to create a fun camping experience inside your home.Fun with kids: Pitch a tent, toast s'mores, and tell fun camp stories with your kids on your indoor camping adventure.

Why Indoor Camping?

I like indoor camping because it’s a fun activity that all four of my children, ages 1 to 11, can take part in. Moreover, it can be done any time of the year, regardless of the weather.

Put up a tent, roast some s’mores, tell a few good stories and you’ll have a great evening-long activity.

Not sure how to pull all that together? Read on and you’ll see it’s not so complicated.


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