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If you are looking for your first camping adventure with little ones I highly suggest attending a Family Camp. There are many throughout the country, but the one we attended in Vermont was a perfect combination of "roughing it" (we stayed in our own tent at the edge of a field/forest) and the easiest vacation ever!
There was separate programming for kids (fun, outside time) and adults (art, music, yoga) in the morning and family-focused activities (swimming, arts and crafts) in the afternoons and evenings. The best part was that I didn't need to think about food or cleaning or planning anything. All we had to do was opt in (or not!) to the activities that were already happening - which made staying in a tent super easy because we literally just slept there.
The name of the camp I attended was Camp Common Ground and they are welcoming to all types of families (we even saw lots of grandparents there!) My kids can't wait to go back.
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@VermontVoyageur thanks so much for sharing this suggestion! I grew up on the East Coast and went to a sleep-away camp every summer for several years - although it wasn't a family camp, I have a ton of great memories from all of the time outdoors!
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