Car Camping Adventures for Families

A blog detailing the ins and outs of car camping with children throughout the Carolinas region and beyond. Learn about kid friendly campgrounds, fun camping activities and healthy, tasty camping food that your kids will love!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Camping Time!

Yay!  Our first camping trip is finally upon us and I can hardly wait to get out to the site.  We'll be heading to Huntington Beach State Park for a little fun at the beach. 

I have already planned the meals and bought the groceries.  Our dinners while we're there are the Easy Peasy Herbed Fish, Chicken Shish Kabobs, and Potato Kielbasa Skillet Dinner.  I'll be sure to add those recipes to the site with pictures after we get back from our trip.  I like to keep lunches and breakfasts a bit easier, simply because with three kids aged 5 to 1, one fully cooked meal at the campsite is about all I can handle.  So lunches will be sandwiches, fruit and chips and breakfasts will be cereal, organic toaster pastries (a special treat that we only get when we go camping) and fresh fruit.  And of course we need desserts and in betweens.  In case your wondering what in betweens are, I consider them the stuff you have in between meals, such as trail mix, granola bars and cheese and crackers.  For dessert I'm whipping up a batch of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Ever. (Look for this recipe next week on Mommie Cooks), some rice krispie treats for the boys, and I may try my hand at one "over the campfire" dessert.  I'm thinking about a three ingredient dessert; cake mix, fruit, and butter cooked over the campfire.  Although, I prefer not to used a boxed cake, so I may create my own cake mix before we head out the door on Thursday.  I'm also looking forward to trying out my new dutch oven!

The two older boys will be bringing their own tent again along with their star guides and bird books (we've heard this area is one of the best birding areas in the country).  The younger one will be living life in the pack and play  and the baby carrier as he's not walking yet.  I was hoping he'd get there in time for this trip, but no such luck. 

Does anyone else have a first camping trip of the season coming up?  I'd love to hear where you're planning to go and what your bringing to make your outing a special one!  Have a great week and I'll be back starting next week with all kinds of goodies to talk about!


  1. No camping yet, still too cold up here at the higher elevations. In fact, we might get more snow tonight! I'm jealous that you're able to get out for an overnight trip. We're still doing day trips, like snow shoeing. Depending on the weather, we probably won't be able to get the kids out for a trip until mid-May. Have a great time on the warm, sandy beach!

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  3. I love camping so much. I am always excited for camping time... I grew up camping and I want my daughters to appreciate camping the way I do.

  4. Awesome info! Thanks for sharing all the great advice and pictures. I love the outdoors and tent camping. I recently purchased a family camping tent from

  5. Thanks for the post. We are also avid supporters of family vacations to National Parks or any outdoor destination. We just completed a two week trip from Seattle to Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National parks with our 3 and 1 year old. It was a great trip with good memories.


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