Camping with your kids can be a rewarding experience: getting outdoors, falling asleep to crickets waking to the sound of an owl, spying some deer, eating s’mores. You get the picture. What can ruin the experience: whiny kids without their electronics forgetting supplies, or rain. With that in mind, here’s a list of things to put you on the road to a memorable – in a good way – camping trip.
About Karen Gann
Posts by Karen Gann:
Situated on the hill at the back of Dublin Park in Madison, Kid’s Kingdom is an enclosed, well-maintained playground shaded by several large oak and walnut trees. The playground is designed with a castle theme: turrets, bridges, walkways, with various ways to get up (climbing lattice, stairs) and down (slides, stairs). There is also a climbing wall, tire swing, various balance challenges, rings (for bigs and littles), an obstacle course, and plenty of other structures conducive to imaginative play.
Monte Sano State Park is close to home and close to civilization (as in Star Market is just down the mountain). As newbies, we knew nothing of a tent camping checklist. We were pretty inexperienced when it came to setting up and tearing down a campsite, too, so Monte Sano seemed like a great place to do a trial run.
To say Katrina has a full, busy life is an understatement. With four kids, pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing, and a passion for self-sufficiency and sustainability, Katrina is always on the go and constantly balancing priorities. Amongst taking care of chickens, beekeeping, and hand-making various food-stuffs, Katrina also homeschools two of her four […]
I recently attended a homeschooling conference where games (both table-top and video/app) were discussed as a way to hone skills like math, critical thinking, reading, and spelling for success in academic studies. The handout for the workshop listed 24 different topics (and related games) from art to engineering and from biology to money management skills. […]
School has started back and with it the start of team sports. Some think this is one of the downsides of homeschooling: the lack of organized sports for those not in traditional school. But as our list will show, there are plenty of options – some unique – for team-based sports in the Rocket City […]
Every year, kids across the country pose for their “first day of school” photos – new school supplies in backpacks, hair combed, clothing neat, sometimes smiling faces. It’s a tradition you can see propagated across social media, a rite of passage and a milestone marking a brand-new year. But what do homeschoolers do for that […]
The following is a compilation of resources for parents who have decided to homeschool or are considering that option in Huntsville and Madison County, AL.