Summer Camping :: Tips & Suggestions

We're counting the days until a lakeside camping trip with our dear friends. The children have been discussing how many marshmallows will be roasted, how long they will stay in the water each day, and which songs to sing around the fire. All of this camping chatter makes me happy and also excited to watch my sleepy children's rosy cheeked faces from across the campfire.  As a little summer treat for you, I thought I'd share a few of our favorite ways to make camping fun, simple, and memorable.  
Note: While camping, the lemonade syrup needs to be kept in a cooler along with the Greek pasta salad and other perishable items. 
For those who live in Massachusetts, visit The Department of Conservation and Recreation to plan your next camping adventure.  For others, who live in the states, this site might help you begin your search.  

xo e


  1. Thank you for sharing these ideas Emily! I especially love the idea of bringing along a bunting and some candles to decorate the camping area. We also bring those straw beach mats to put on the floor of the tent and as a mat outside the tent- it's amazing how such a little thing makes it feel more... homey and inviting! I also really love the 10 things to find list. Thank you!

  2. These are great ideas to make the next camping trip a little different and create some great memories. Thanks for the post.