THE DOWN AND DIRTY GUIDE TO CAMPING WITH KIDS: HOW TO PLAN MEMORABLE FAMILY ADVENTURES AND CONNECT K
Author: Helen Olsson
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Apr 2012
Whether you?re a first-time camper or a veteran backpacker befuddled by the challenges of carting a brood & all the requisite gear into the great outdoors, here you?ll find all the tips & tools you need to plan the perfect nature adventure with your family. 7x8 inches, 256 pgs.
Plan your family camping adventure!
Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists, smart tips, recipes, games, activities, and art projects. Helen Olsson, a seasoned camper and mother of three, shares lessons learned over the years of nature outings with her own family. Learn the basics of family camping, from choosing a destination and packing gear to setting up a campsite and keeping little ones safe. Create the perfect camp menu with simple and tasty recipe ideas. Discover foolproof tips and tactics for keeping kids happy and entertained while hiking. Explore nature through clever and creative camp arts and craft projects. This guide is your game plan to unplugging from the digital world and connecting your kids to nature. Whether it?s roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire or stretching out on a camp mat to gaze at the stars, the memories you?ll be making will last a lifetime.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY:
?Olsson provides a comprehensive guide to car camping with children, from infants to preteens. Through her extensive advice, greenhorn parents will quickly evolve into knowledgeable campers, capable of offering their children rewarding experiences in nature that will last a lifetime.??ForeWord Reviews
?A treasure of information and ideas that would be a fine addition to any camper's bookshelf. The author's conversational, first-person appropach feels like a chat with a friendly neighbor. Her well-crafted prose is sprinkled with a humor that parents will particularly appreciate.? ?The Deseret News
?This book is an incredible resource for families just beginning their outdoor adventuring.?? Eco Child's Play
?I love the author because she is a mother herself, as well as a very organized one. Perhaps the most appealing parts of the book are the numerous checklists. The illustrations are clean and simple and they fit with the whole retro theme of the book. Perfect for your kids to browse and learn from. Olsson makes it easy for busy moms and dads to plan, pack, and execute an amazing camping weekend.??Natural Family Today
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Helen Olsson is a freelance travel and skiing writer and a regular contributor to the New York Times Travel and Escapes sections, where she writes about family outdoor and adventure travel. Among the camping trips she's chronicled are llama-trekking in Colorado's backcountry and a canoe-and-kayak trip in the Niobrara River Valley of Nebraska?both taken with three children under nine.