Don't Forget These Must-Bring Camping Items on Your Next Family Vacation

When you are prepping for a family vacation, it can be easy to forget some items in your stash. You don't want to shell out a lot of money replacing forgotten items at your camp resort's store, so here is a list of some must-bring camping items. Be sure to check these items off your pre-camping checklist so you never go without on those family camping trips! A first aid...

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Camping Illinois: Best Bets and Sights

There's no time like summer to get out and see the country, and camping Illinois is one of the best ways to enjoy both rural wilderness and the vast expanse of the prairies, all in one trip. Campers tend to travel an average of 186.7 miles for their trips, and Illinois has more than 57,900 square miles of land to choose from the next time you feel like exploring. For...

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August 1, 2016 Campgrounds, Camping Tips

Tips for Keeping a Campground Clean

Camping isn't just about reconnecting with family and friends -- it's about connecting with our natural environment. Part of our responsibility as campers is to keep the impact on our environment to a minimum while we enjoy it. We all know that we should "leave no trace" while in the wilderness, but that can be hard to do when camping, especially with large groups or children on family vacations. Campers...

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June 24, 2016 Campgrounds

Why Should You Go Camping?

Although the amount of accessible, more luxury based trips has risen, camping remains a popular pastime because it offers benefits other vacations don't. Most importantly, camping is a particularly easy way to rest and relax with the whole family. Indeed, getting the kids started on camping at a young age is a great way to help them make the environment and physical activity a bigger part of their lives. Among...

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June 24, 2016 Campgrounds, Camping Tips

3 Things to Focus on When Camping With the Family

Camping is one of the most time honored, cost efficient, and family friendly ways to vacation. In 2010 alone, approximately 40 million people went camping for a total of 515 million outings. Indeed, campers get physical activity (evidenced by the fact that 87% of campers participated in multiple outdoor activities), the opportunity to travel (evidenced by the fact that campers traveled an average distance of 186.7 miles for camping trips)...

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June 12, 2016 Campgrounds, Camping Tips

How to Have Fun With the Whole Family

Think there's no such thing as "fun for the whole family"? That's understandable -- after all, in-between working, school, and other activities, it may seem as though there isn't even a time when the family is together, let alone having fun together. Not to mention the fact that each member of the family has his or her own idea of what "fun" even means. Enter family vacations, which are the...

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Tips For Family Vacation Camping

Camping is a time honored tradition, especially for families. Indeed, family camping vacations are one of the most popular choices for Americans, with families spending about 534.9 million days camping altogether in 2011. Camping is a formative experience for many young people, especially for those who don't get the chance to experience much of nature in their homes. Among current camping participants, 85% took their first trip between birth and...

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Tips for Finding the Right Campsite For Your Family

Family camping trips are some of the most fulfilling, affordable, and rewarding ways to travel with a family. With various levels of camping amenities, and throughout many seasons, spending some time in nature is truly a great way to unplug and reflect, together. Indeed, it can also spark a family tradition -- 12% of adult campers first went camping with their immediate families. The first step of any camping trip...

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May 5, 2016 Campgrounds

If You're Looking for a Mix of Tranquility and Excitement, Look No Further Than Ohio Campgrounds

Ohio residents will proudly tell you that they're living in the best state in the country, and they aren't wrong. Sports and entertainment are very prominent in the Buckeye State, but it is the eclectic mix of relaxation and fun that really separates Ohio from other family camping vacation spots.Camp Jellystone's Ohio campgrounds perfectly mirror this unique combination, and there are campgrounds in Ohio for every family member. Summer camping...

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April 28, 2016 Blog, Campgrounds, Camping Tips

What to Expect When Cabin Camping

To most, cabin camping sounds more luxurious and relaxing than tent camping, but the truth is that the two are very similar. In fact, it might even help you to think about cabin camping as roughing it in a hard-shelled tent. Cabin camping is a great introduction to camping for beginners, and for more seasoned adventurers, it can be a welcomed change of pace. You get all the benefits of...

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