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How to Go Camping in Your Backyard

Backyard camping is a great way to introduce kids to the outdoors. To fully enjoy this activity, keep the following tips in mind.


  • Step 1: Bring the essentials Stock your campsite with essential items like insect repellent and flashlights.
  • TIP: Try to have everything at the campsite that you will need so you won't have to make repeated trips back to the house.
  • Step 2: Set up a tent Set up a tent or lay a tarp on the ground where you can spread out your sleeping bags if you plan to camp under the stars.
  • Step 3: Bring a table Place a picnic table – or set up a portable table – in your backyard campsite to simplify meal preparation.
  • Step 4: Bring a fire pit Equip your campsite with an outdoor fire pit and a grill.
  • FACT: Campfire temperatures are usually in the range of 1,112 degrees Fahrenheit.

You Will Need

  • Basic camping supplies
  • Tent or tarp
  • Sleeping bags
  • Picnic table or portable table
  • Fire pit and grill

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