Camping with grandchildren
Take your grandchildren camping? Okay, maybe it won't be as rustic as the kids imagine, but who's to say you can't bring an RV along just for a few creature comforts we seniors need. Toss tents in the storage area for the kids if they MUST rough it to feel like they are really camping. But don't make the mistake we made of thinking you can drive a tent peg through
Actually, an RV is something of a necessity for softer elders camping here in
Things to consider:
If you camp close to home base you can leave if it gets too rough.
Go south in the winter, go north in the summer.
If you must go south in the summer, make sure swimming is in the plan it's the only sure way to stay cool.
Things to take along:
First aid kit:
Quietly map out nearby motels and find out their rates and availability
Check with any relatives who live nearby to see if you can camp at their house. Promise the kids an amusement park if they will leave NOW.
I was fortunate enough to go camping every summer from the age of 5 to 12 because my mother managed to work for a camp every summer thereby earning my tuition and a bit of extra cash for the coming school year's clothes. If you can find a deal like that to give your grandchildren the wonderful experience of really camping, by all means go for it.