This past weekend we went on our first family camping trip! It was also my first camping experience, so you can imagine how nervous I was. I wanted to go Glamping, but living with two boys-I was out numbered! We went with two other families, which made me feel more comfortable since they were both camping pros.
Since it was a last minute trip, finding a campground was a little difficult. I learned that most are booked up to a year in advanced (noted). While I was searching for campgrounds, I came across these helpful sites that had a list of family-friendly campgrounds near the LA area.
Mommy Popping LA (for last minute campers-like us)
Wheeler Gorge (site 55) in Ojai, CA was available and it was the perfect size for all 3 families.
Not much amenities (i.e no water, coin showers) but we had the BEST time!
Playing games, drinking, eating, making S’mores, and watching shooting stars…how can I not enjoy camping.
Moscow Mules was the perfect cocktail for a Summer treat!
1cup Ginger Beer
1 teaspoon Raw Agave syrup (from Trader Joe’s)
Squeeze some lime and garnish with mint
**Inspired by Sugar and Charm**
We also went a little fancy and brought Chia Seed pudding and Cold Brew Coffee to share. My friend made a delicious Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Chia Seeds in Mason Jars (great for camping).
We went on a beautiful hike (with lots of Poison Oak) that was only a .7 milie loop-great for our little ones.
Spending 3 days/2 nights in the woods was plenty for us, especially with the hot weather!
…ready for the next camping adventure!