One of the best parts of a camping trip is sitting around the campfire, making s’mores, and telling tall tales. The possibilities are endless with campfire tales, from funny and perfectly safe for the littlest campers to ones so scary you might want to save until those little ones go to bed and just tell to other adults (and keep the lantern burning!) You might able to recount some great campfire tales you’ve heard before, but in case you need some ideas, here are some resources you might want to check out. Whatever tales you decide to tell, just be sure not to scare your kids too much, when it comes to spooky stories and kids, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing, the last thing you need on a camping trip is a kid too scared to sleep! Continue reading
Kids are natural nature-lovers. If you give young kids a chance to explore outside, chances are they’ll have a blast. But in our modern society, kids are getting less and less opportunities to explore the outdoors, so how can we build a love of the outdoors in our children? Continue reading
Dump cake is the perfect dessert for camping; it’s also the perfect dessert to make with kids because it’s just so easy. For those unfamiliar with dump cake and wondering about the unappetizing name, it’s called that because you literally dump the ingredients in a pan and bake. Continue reading
Want to prepare your kids for an outdoor adventure? Need some tips for getting ready for camping or what to do while there? Whether you’re looking for some real-life advice or a story to read around the fire pit, you’re sure to find some great options on this list of 10 kids’ books about the great outdoors! Continue reading
Menu planning for a camping trip can be complicated. Menu planning for a camping trip with kids can be just plain scary! Between working around picky eaters, and cooking without a kitchen, camp cooking for kiddos can be a bit overwhelming to think about. Take a deep breath, though, with a little bit of preplanning, it’s really not as hard as it might seem! Continue reading
It’s almost time to book your summer reservations for Yosemite!!!
Will you see Elmer this year? Maybe. Either way you should pick up a copy of the book!
In the Story of Elmer in Yosemite By Richard Barna and Drawn by Alden Olmsted Elmer talks about El Capitan. One of the world’s biggest blocks of granite. “El Cap” is as important to the history of Yosemite as the more often pictured Half Dome. Continue reading