Goin' Campin' in your own backyard!

One of my most favorite summer activities to do with my family is GOIN' CAMPIN'! Last weekend, at this exact time, our family was up in the cool pines of Flagstaff Arizona. We LOVE to camp!! We love spending time together going to walks, quad rides, hikes, eating s'mores, and playing tons of games! Camping is one of those things that never gets old. We could go EVERY weekend and still want to go again. This picture was taken on one of our rides. We found an old historic house that was built sometime in the early 1900's, I think. AMAZING!! I asked my husband if we could buy it and have it as a summer cabin!
I thought it would be fun to post some camping ideas for families that can't really get out of town. This goes to show that you can have a GREAT time with your family in your own backyard.
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I LOVE this idea from Giggles Galore to have your own Camp S'MORE!
And if you don't want to go to the trouble of actually roasting marshmallows, this is a great recipe for a s'more mix.  TSJPhotography calls this Happy Camper Crunch!
I adore these teepee tents from Kara's Party Ideas. PERFECT for sleeping under the stars!
Gina Lee thought of everything for her camping party... I especially love the bug juice!
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I Can Teach My Child threw a camping party that included:

dirt cups

kids in a blanket

and party favors!
Dukes and Duchesses turned her backyard into Camp Dukes
I love these homemade camp shirts
Some cute ideas for camp activities over at Loralee Lewis
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Get out your campin' chairs! A backyard big screen movie from HWTM will be a BIG hit!
A Camping Inspired Birthday Party Adventure
CUTE campfire cones from Quirky Momma
Campfire food smores Cones
Martha Stewart shares lots of fun ideas for camping in your own backyard!
TONS of great backyard camping activities over at Child Care Lounge
A cute is this tissue paper camp fire craft from Education.Com
Let's Go Camping!  


Natalie said...

My bug bites are getting worse and it's almost been a week. They're just itching more and swelling. It's yucky. So, it may be ONLY backyard camping for me from now on! Haha! :) Shawn wants to return the tent. I was really stunned, but I guess the reason is that it doesn't have a rain tarp. :P We'll see! Lovin all these ideas!

Jennifer Dawn said...

Your Summer Activity Series is fantastic!

Unknown said...

So many great ideas. I love the litte teepee tents. They could be used for so many fun times. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim.

MoonFaCe said...

I've been following your blog for a while. I love all your posts. So many great ideas! I love the s'more mix and dirt cups.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

So many great ideas. Thanks so much for featuring my camp party ... I always appreciate it!

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