Tips for First Time Campers at Leavenworth KOA

Tips for First Time Campers at Leavenworth KOA

Camping is a fantastic adventure to get outdoors and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. If you are camping for the first time, though, you may be a little unsure of where to start to get ready, especially with kids. Here are some of our favorite tips to consider when planning a camping getaway at Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA Holiday! 

Give Yourself Time

Camping for the first time with your kids can be a lot of work to organize, so it is best to give yourself time to arrange everything. Create a camping checklist to easily track what you have done and what you still have to do. This list should include all of the camping essentials, like: 

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags and pillows
  • Flashlights
  • Water bottles 
  • Cookware and utensils
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • First-aid kit 
  • Bug spray 
  • Toiletries
  • Cooking stove
  • Clothing 

While you are deep in planning, it is also a good idea to research the area you are traveling to. Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA is close to many exciting attractions and activities your family can enjoy. Picking out some fun things to do will help you avoid delays and make the most of your time with us. 

Pack a Variety of Clothing

The weather in Washington can change in an instant, so bringing a variety of clothing will allow you to remain comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature has in store for you. However, you don't want to overpack. Try to keep your clothing as minimal as possible and know that you can re-wear clothes if necessary. 

Practice Using Your Gear

It is always a good idea to give your equipment and tools a test run before the big trip. You can prepare for your first time camping at our KOA by setting up your campsite in the backyard. Put up your tent, test out your cookware and try your hand at making a fire. This will also help you decide what else you need while you still have time to update your gear list. 

Talk About Safety 

There is no better feeling than watching your children use their imagination to explore a new and unique area of the world. However, it is essential to talk with them about safety and set boundaries for what they can and can't do. Make sure they understand the areas of the campground they can visit on their own and the locations they should stay away from. 

It is also a good idea to give them a whistle and flashlight they can use if they wander too far and are not sure how to get back to your site. Talk to them about the campground guidelines to ensure you follow the rules and respect other campers. 

Get Your Kids Involved

The best way to get your kids excited about spending a few days beneath the stars is to give them some responsibility. Instead of telling them what you are going to do, ask them what they want to do or what they are interested in seeing. Let them pick some of the activities, choose some of your meals and pack some of their favorite toys. Plus, it will take some of the weight off your shoulders and give you the break you deserve. 

Enjoy Your First Time Camping at Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA

Camp beneath towering mountains as the sounds of the Wenatchee River wash over you. Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA offers an extraordinary camping experience thanks to our convenient amenities, thrilling on-site activities and enjoyable local attractions. If you want to provide your family with an unforgettable adventure, our campground is the perfect place for you. Check out our available campsites and reserve yours today!

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