We've never gone camping with the kids and to be honest, even before kids we were not the rough campers you might imagine many Canadians to be. Hubby and I did tent camp in the past and I liked it, however, I usually did not appreciate the uncomfortable sleeping arrangements and the inevitable bug bites.
This past weekend we decided to go on our first camping trip with the kids. However, I did not want to have all four of us squished into a tent with forced bed time for everyone at 8pm. So we upgraded to some 'luxury' and booked a small cabin on a camp ground.
So, technically we were not camping, but we spent two nights on a camp ground, cooked our food on the fire, made breakfast on the provided BBQ (that's the luxury part), the kids slept in sleeping bags on bunk beds and all four of us shared a room. You can tell that we were able to drive up to our spot - again, no roughing it here either, but we did have to go to the main washrooms, get water at the hook-up and fight mosquitoes with OFF- so there you go...that's pretty rough, right?
The kids loved running around with flash lights, collecting branches and rocks and eating hot dogs and fire roasted marshmallows. They also swam in the freezing cold lake (I did not!) and got their share of bug bites. We named below chipmunk Norman and there was also a Sally and Lightning. I did not capture the raccoon that sauntered past our camp fire and I did not name the frogs we found down by the water.
We had a great time despite the cloudy weather and I think this was the perfect first 'camping' trip with little kids - not too rough for mom either. Do you go camping with kids?