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Friday, May 20, 2011

Camping with Kids in the Bay Area

If you haven't made your camping plans, you better get started! Campsites book up quickly, and the state recently announced it's closing 70 state parks.

I put together a list of helpful links for camping, many of them from my friend Laure at Frog Mom in California, who has a book coming out in September (you can preorder it now). It's called Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area, and it would make a great Father's Day gift. It's got a very cute cover (alas, not the one I chose, but...)

We'll start off with some the basics of camping with kids.
And then you're ready for great Bay Area campgrounds for families.

What are you going to eat? Read on to figure out what to make for breakfast while camping.

Stay local by camping out in San Francisco at the Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio

If you need to convince your kids about how fun camping is, check out these Chipper items - my kids are still singing one of the Chipper songs, several years after they listened to the CD and watched the video. More Chipper info here.

Free National Park Entrance Days - June 21, September 24, November 11-13. Check out which parks are included.

Check out Jeff Alt's post on Frisco Kids, tips for hiking with kids.

Where do you like to camp in the Bay Area?

Find Frisco Kids on Facebook.

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