One of the things I enjoy most about camping is spending quality time with the kids while also teaching them more about outdoor activities and the various mechanical tasks required for camping away from civilization. My son and I just got back from a boys camping and biking trip where we had a perfect opportunity to focus on both.
Our first family camping trip was when our son was 3, our daughter only 18-months old. With them, our dog, and a borrowed tent we would soon learn was missing a few parts – we headed for the forest! More about that first overnight camping trip below, including why the whole family now loves camping despite a few hitches on the inaugural trip.