When picking where you want to go, think about what kind of equipment, tools and resources are needed for the trip. Is it just a weekend in the forest with a tent, or are you taking a cross country road trip in an RV? Think of all of the things you will need to bring with you, and decide on what is the best trip to take.
It will feel like packing a little home on the road when bringing all the basic essentials everyone needs, like toiletries, food, clothes, games, medicine and a host of other little items. Remember that the bigger the family, the more stuff will need to be brought with you. It can seem like a lot of work, but it is worth it because camping is a great experience.
Along with those things, families will also need to pack tents and fishing poles, as well as cooking gear and sports equipment and a million other little odds and ends. Camping with one or two people can be easily accomplished with a couple duffel bags worth of stuff, but taking the family on a trip requires a lot of things, and the space to store them while traveling.
Once you get to the campsite, the first thing the kids are going to want to do is run around. Considering the pile of supplies that has to be unloaded, it could be a challenge to get their attention and help. Setting up a campsite is a lot of work, and takes a lot of time.
The next thing to worry about is food. Honestly, the kids will most likely want a lot of what they eat at home, so get a dining tent. Dining tents are screened and tall, and perfect for cooking and eating. Make sure to store the food inside the car or trailer to keep animals from eating it overnight. These family camping tips will help get your trip off to a great start.