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New Post 11/12/2012 8:26 AM
  jeremy
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Advice Bringing Other Kids Camping 
My eldest kid asked me if it's possible to bring a few of his friends with us on our last camping trip for this year (later this month). I'd like to say yes, but I don't have any experience on bringing other kids with us during our camping trip without their parents. With so many things that can happen, the last thing that I want are angry parents blaming me and my son for putting their kid in a dangerous situation. Has anyone been through this? Any tips/advice?
 
New Post 11/12/2012 9:56 PM
  georgito
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Re: Advice Bringing Other Kids Camping 
Make sure that you know the parents and talk to them. Find out things like allergies, medication, or certain likes and dislikes so that you won't get caught off guard.
 
New Post 11/15/2012 9:09 PM
  mary22
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Re: Advice Bringing Other Kids Camping 
I always say never to fill your plate more than you can eat. Since you mentioned that you don't really have that much experience with bringing other kids, that might be a huge problem. It's one thing to bring family with you camping, and another when it's with someone else's kids. You may want to try to have a bit of backyard camping first so that you can have an idea how to handle them in an environment that's safe.
 
New Post 11/18/2012 10:24 PM
  josh54
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Re: Advice Bringing Other Kids Camping 
Wise words, mary! I completely agree. Try having a few backyard camping trips first. That way, you can more or less gauge yourself if you can handle a short trip with other kids. It will also give you an idea on how willing the parents will be. I've had a couple of instances where some of the parents of my kids' friends were a bit wary even if it was just a backyard camping thing at the home.
 
New Post 11/21/2012 5:55 AM
  madidi
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Re: Advice Bringing Other Kids Camping 
Really? Wow! You'd think that inviting them for a backyard camping weekend would be the best option. Are parents these days too protective or paranoid?
 
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