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Family Camping Tips & Resources

Family at Waterbury CenterTaking your first camping trip is easier than you think. Just like preparing for any trip you need to cover the basics: what you need to sleep, eat, wash and play.

It helps to organize gear based on purpose: cooking stuff, clothes, kitchen gear, sleeping items. Plastic storage bins or duffle bags are easy ways to store your gear and supplies.

Most state park campsites are easily accessible by car and sell wood and ice for your convenience. If you're not quite ready to try tent camping, you may wish to start in one of our cabins or cottages.

Below we provide some tips and resources to get your family started:

 

What to Do

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Venture Vermont
Kid Friendly Hikes (pdf)
Small Lake Paddling
Outdoor Activities for Families
Nature in the Parks

Camping Gear Checklist (pdf)
Menu Ideas
Top 5 Family Camping Parks

 

Additional Resources

familycampingtips.com
joyofcamping.com



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