Originally Posted by RangerJay
And finally - more basic camping inventory not to forget: baseball gloves (obviously our kids were both boys - if you've got girls disregard everything I've suggested ......).
Wrong! My 3 girlz are right now giving you a puzzled stare.
Originally Posted by Fly at Night
I don't have any kids, but I saw something at an RV park that I really liked. A group of kids from various families playing in the dirt. No X-boxes. No computers. No helicopter parents hovering around. One kid had bought his toy cars/trucks over and I enjoyed their collective problem-solving. They were trying to build a bridge over a puddle with branches and wooden craft sticks. When they had enough of that - they had an old-fashioned game of tag. No worries about childhood obesity there.
Kids, developing their social, emotional, mental, and physical skills the old-fashioned way.
If your kids are privy to same - you have absolutely no worries about "what to do."
Humans spent millions of year doing just the above. Recent studies/rumours say we like campfires, because we are wired to like the flames, at some primeval level. And we like incandescent lightbulbs over LEDs for the same reason. We are drawn to the campfire, because we were for SO LONG.
Where am I going with this........I had to remind myself.......I think that kids are more wired than we give them credit to make up fun stuff with dirt, pine cones, sticks, and the effluvia found in camp. Because that's what we humans had. Until Gameboy.