Secrets Revealed- Outdoor Moms Share Their Camping Styles

Outdoor Moms Reveal Camping StylesThis week outdoor moms across the web are revealing their camping styles.  And although these moms all love getting back to nature, their methods for getting there, couldn’t be more different.

My camping style?  I enjoy tent camping in Georgia State Parks.

Tent Camping in State Parks

With a family of 5 (from a toddler to a pre-teen), we love to get away from the hustle, bustle and stress of everyday life.  Tent camping brings us back to simpler times.  We trade in our Ipods and TVs for fishing poles and sunsets.

We enjoy tent camping, because nothing beats being lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature.  And we feel proud that we can pitch a tent and cook over a campfire.  It strengthens our children’s confidence, while giving them a sense of adventure.

Meals while Family Camping

Breakfast at our campsite.

But my adventure, as Mom, is getting us all to the campsite.  That’s why I enjoy a campsite that can be reached the old fashioned way…by car. I like staying at a campsite with running water and a shower house nearby.

Some campers look down on campers who have these “luxuries,” but it’s your camping trip.   It’s your vacation time from work and your quality time with your kids.  Each family must choose their camping style- even if it is the camping style of the moment. Your camping style with young kids may change when they become teenagers.

We also enjoy yurt camping from time to time.  We especially like to yurt camp in the winter.

Yurt in Georgia State Park

Yurt Camping at High Falls State Park

Why We Love Camping in Georgia State Parks

  • You know what you are going to get- clean, well-maintained campsites.
  • Beautiful scenery and variety to choose from. Camp in the mountains, on the beach, in the forest, by the lake or on a river. Would you like to see Indian mounds or covered bridges? Yep- we have those.
Tallulah Falls in Georgia State Parks

Tallulah Gorge State Park

  • Lots of camping activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, archery, horseback riding, geocaching, swimming, caving and so much more.  Visit the Georgia State Parks website for a complete list.
  • The fishing’s good.
Fishing in Georgia State Parks

The fishing’s good. On some days, it’s even better!

  • Outdoor programs that are top-notch for free or a small fee.  Join the Park Rangers for guided hikes, canoeing, and lots of kid friendly programs.
  • Georgia State Parks are great places to kick back and relax.
Family Camping at Indian Springs State Park, Georgia

Relaxing at Indian Springs State Park.

Other Outdoor Moms Share Their Camping Styles

As I mentioned earlier, outdoor moms are revealing their camping styles this week. Check out their blogs via the links below:

Camping Style in Georgia State Parks

Ranger Guided Hike in Panola Mountain State Park. Primitive Camping Coming Soon.

Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies-  Learning To Love Camping: It’s All About Style

Adventure Tykes- A Tent on Your Roof? What?

Outside Mom- My Camping Style: No Fees, No Toilets, No People

Kid Project- From Tent to Trailer, What Did We Do?!

Wilderness for Kids- Camping Styles and Public Use Cabins

ColoCalders- Camping Style with an RV Trailer

I’ll see ya by the campfire.


What is your camping style? Has it changed with the addition of children or when your kids moved out of the house?

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  1. Great post! You are totally right about tent camping giving kids more confidence and increasing their sense of adventure. I hope that when my kiddo gets older, we’ll be adding some of that tenting-adventure back into the mix. And Georgia sounds like a beautiful place to do it. Those green forest look sooo beautiful!

  2. I have read all the posts by the other bloggers on their camping style, and I can relate to each and every one, including yours.

    We too, are tent based campers, and the need for facilities is very tempting on a stay of longer duration, though as we do a lot of camping in National Parks, those sorts of luxuries are non existent (over here anyway – maybe US National Parks have more facilities?? Might just have to head over there to see them!)

    I love the Yurt you stayed in – would love to hear more about that! It looks fantastic.


    • Annie, we would love to hear more about your camping style. We haven’t heard about the camping style of a camping mom from Australia. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Thanks for this post! I just hung the GA State Park map so we can start planning our first family camping trip and I hope many, many more!

    • Awesome! If you don’t have all your gear yet, you might want to check out Georigia’s First Time Camper Program. Certain Georgia Parks are part of this program. They let you rent some REI camping equipment and the campsite very reasonably (not much more than the site fee). They will also come by for questions and make sure you have everything set up correctly. Of course, you may have experience camping and just haven’t tried it as an adult with a family. Let us know how it goes. We would love to hear about it!

  4. I agree, I think camping is a great confidence builder for children and a wonderful way to introduce them to nature and the great outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you are camping on a site or in the wilderness, they each have their place.

  5. Hi Tiffany,
    I like state parks, too, but here in California. I have never been to Georgia, but I know who I am going to talk to before I go! With kids, the state parks have a lot to offer.

  6. I like your style! You sure have a lot going for you girl! Thanks for sharing this wonderful moments with us. I got to say I love your toes. The pedicure looks really pretty. Sure wish I got the time to get mine done.

  7. Rebecca says:

    This may be addressed somewhere on your site, but I haven’t had time to check it out completely. I am also from Georgia and will be camping in state parks as well. We are currently trying to decide on a tent. I’m also interested in the bed frame for the inflatable mattress, but have found very few comments on these. What tent do you all use? Do you use a bed frame?


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