Last summer we started taking the kids camping. I'm talking tent, coolers, sleeping bags and mosquitos (I hate those things!). It went really well and the kids loved it. And just a hint...if you want to tire out kids so they'll go to sleep really easily and sleep like logs...take them camping! All that fresh air and activity wears them out!
We chose Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (www.campjellystone.com) for our adventure. They all seem to differ, but generally offer lots of things for kids and families to do. But also be prepared with other activities for the kids to do...board games, card games, bubbles, etc.
I must say that my husband is very good as our official menu planner for camping trips. We have pancakes, eggs & sausage, marinaded tilapia with roasted potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and other assorted yummies. It's nice to have one person in charge of food...they plan, shop and cook!
And, don't forget the ingredients for s'mores! Graham crackers, marshmallows, and Hershey bars (must be Hershey!). The kids love the whole process from roasting the marshmallows to the all-important eating in front of the fire. Okay, okay...I like them, too!
Meeting the Jellystone "residents" is important, too. Yogi, Boo-Boo and Cindy Bear all made appearances. The kids get so excited, but, UGH! It has to be so hot inside those costumes!
So, thanks to Yogi and the gang for a great, family weekend! We'll see you soon at one of your other parks!