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New Post 4/8/2013 1:31 PM
  lizrfoust
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Re: Getting Teens to Go Camping 
 madidi wrote
Sad to say that things will eventually change. I guess it's all up to us as parents to make sure that we are able to bring up our kids they way we'd hope.


So true!!!
 
New Post 4/22/2013 8:02 AM
  Echos Of Green
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Re: Getting Teens to Go Camping 
My 2 grand daughters and their parents & me are all going to Key West this July for 2 weeks, all in a 30 ft Jayco!! We all can't wait.. the girls are 13 & 16 and can't wait as well, They are even not worried about NOT having their I-Pads and phones for a few days at a time!!!!!
 
New Post 5/2/2013 3:54 AM
  grasshops
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Re: Getting Teens to Go Camping 
My parents didn't take me on camping trips when I was growing up. But now that I've discovered the joy of camping, I can't wait to share that joy with my kids someday. Maybe they'll like it as much as I do, but maybe they won't. I agree that it depends on how the parents raised their teens, but kids will still have to find that love for camping on their own.
 
New Post 4/3/2014 8:59 AM
  JeepWranglerNation
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Re: Getting Teens to Go Camping 
Before the age of the home/personal computers, our camping experiences consisted of a cot placed under a clear plastic tarp suspended between two trees.. (no tent required). Now that the "toys" have taken over, we can't attract youth to our heritage. "Camping is to much of a chore" one youth told me.. they don't like the idea of being away from their friends or their game systems. Connectivity is the issue.. but sometime one just has to "unplug" and get away. Starting your kids off right, in the knowing that is a great world "outside" that awaits.
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