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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Lower Peninsula Camping Group for kids

Ive been taking the kids out camping in the UP for about 6 years now. Its always been an organized event. Problem is there is rarely very many, if at all, kids for them to run around with.

I am not interested in starting anything highly organized, just throwing a feeler out there to see if there are any other folks who would want to coordinate camping trips with the kids in mind. We usually rough it in state or Fed land, but are not opposed to campgrounds. Family friendly, no drugs, controlled alcohol consumption (I would prefer none, but I realize that's unrealistic.)
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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lol, we go camping to get away from kids
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And to drink ......
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How old are the kids?

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are really good programs if you get in the right groups.
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Sleepy Hollow camp ground has tons of kids running around. You can barely get through during the summer.
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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are really good programs if you get in the right groups.
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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are really good programs if you get in the right groups.
My wife and I have various reasons we are not interested in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. I wish we were in a different place on that because I can see the value......

Son is 10 and daughter is 7.
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Sleepy Hollow camp ground has tons of kids running around. You can barely get through during the summer.
We may try that this summer. We normally head up into the UP and stay along the Superior coast line camping where ever we see that looks nice.

There is a fine line, though, between to many people and just enough. Admittedly Im picky, which is why I wanted to go a different route in trying to form a small group.
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My wife and I have various reasons we are not interested in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. I wish we were in a different place on that because I can see the value......

Son is 10 and daughter is 7.
I've done the whole scout thing, you definitely need the right group of like-minded adults, not just people looking for free weekend baby sitters.

This year I'm working with a group of 14-20 year old co-ed Venture Scouts on a 10 day canoe and backpack trip outside of Wawa, Ont.

At 11 I would start visiting some local Boy Scout troops, obviously your son needs to get along with the youth, but it is equally important to talk with the adults and get a feel for their skill sets and leanings.

Some troops will indoctrinate the youth in the Sierra Club and Humane Society BS, when I ran a troop we taught the Hunters Safety class to all interested youth, enabled them to join National Wild Turkey Federation (and took them hunting) fishing the Ausable River, shed and mushroom hunting, wild game tracking, shooting sports, and other fun stuff.
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I'd be up for something depending on time/place. I probably camp a bit cushyer though. When I take the kids I either bring the motorhome or at least have some sort of toilet facilities on site.

Kids are 4,5,6,9,11,13
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I'd be up for something depending on time/place. I probably camp a bit cushyer though. When I take the kids I either bring the motorhome or at least have some sort of toilet facilities on site.

Kids are 4,5,6,9,11,13
Looks like lottery numbers....
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I'd be up for something depending on time/place. I probably camp a bit cushyer though. When I take the kids I either bring the motorhome or at least have some sort of toilet facilities on site.

Kids are 4,5,6,9,11,13
Sounds like quite the brood! As of yet we have nothing planned. Last year was rife with time off for vacation among other things. So we are going to take it easy this year. Probably just going to keep it local.
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Just drove through Sleepy Hollow two campers in there now.
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Looks like lottery numbers....
Oooh! I should play them!
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Oooh! I should play them!
I get a cut of the winnings....
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I get a cut of the winnings....
How about I just give you half the kids :D
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How about I just give you half the kids :D
1/2 of each kid or I take nothing....
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1/2 of each kid or I take nothing....
Lol, that will work!

You get the top half though. That's the noisy end that needs feeding. The bottom halfs are all potty trained :D
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We better stop junking this up... Sorry to the op... I am done.
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