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Tips for Camping with Kids

Try these tips and hacks from experts to help family camping trips go more smoothly.

The idea of camping with the family sounds great: unplugging, setting up camp, and exploring nature. But first comes the part where you must organize, pack, and prepare for time in the great outdoors with the kids in tow. It can be an overwhelming prospect. To help get you more organized, we asked two Colorado camping experts, Heather Balogh Rochfort, founder of the Just A Colorado Gal blog and author of Backpacking 101 (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and Helen Olsson, author of The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids (Roost Books, 2012), for their best camping-with-kids hacks.

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