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10 Tips for Camping With Kids in Cuyuna


As a child, camping was a beloved activity involving quality time outdoors, forging new friendships, and roasting marshmallows around a campfire. However, as you matured, the thought packing the car full of gear and assembling and disassembling tents has lost its appeal. Nevertheless, you recognize that your children would relish the opportunity to go camping.


If you're unsure what to do, consider glamping in our furnished cabin tents- short for glamorous camping - the ideal solution. Your children can enjoy all the delights of camping while you relish comfortable beds, good cooking, and clean restroom and shower facilities. If glamping piques your interest, check out our top recommendations and suggestions to help create the most exceptional glamping experience possible for your family. Here are ten enjoyable suggestions for glamping with your family:

1. Pick an excellent location like True North Basecamp in Crosby, Minnesota

Before embarking on your glamping adventure in Minnesota, the initial step is determining the ideal location. It is crucial to choose a spot that has numerous outdoor attractions for your children. Therefore, Cuyuna, Minnesota has hiking and mountain bike trails, beaches, and lakes. Also, we are easily accessible to all the restaurants and shops that Crosby and Ironton, Minnesota offer.

2. Bring along enough clothes

You must pack ample clothing for your glamping adventure regardless of the season. Your children will likely spend most of their time outdoors, getting wet, muddy, and dusty. Also, since the weather in Minnesota can be unpredictable, it is essential to bring clothing that will accommodate any type of weather.

3. If you plan on cooking, stick to a one-pot meals

A wooden table sets the scene for hearty soups, a dish that can be cooked quickly on the open fire and cooking grate each cabin tent offers. One-pot meals are a great option, as they are delicious, filling, and require minimal cleanup. This is especially handy when you have little ones running around all day. To get you started, here’s a link to 92 simple and delicious recipes to satisfy the whole family.

4. Bring friends as well as family.

Adventures with close friends or extended family can make for a memorable glamping experience. Why not invite the parents of your children's closest schoolmates to join in the fun? While the little ones keep each other entertained, you can enjoy a relaxing evening with a glass of wine and some great company. You do not necessarily have to stay in the same tent or participate in the same activities but sharing a meal in the evening is a delightful way to end the day.

5. Delight in your glamping site/tent.

While glamping, there may be days when you do not feel like exploring the nearby attractions, and that's perfectly fine. Instead, take advantage of the fantastic options at True North Basecamp and relax in your well-equipped tent. On rainy days, you can cozy up and play board games like Monopoly, and on sunny days, you can have a BBQ while the kids look for agates. Make the most of your stay in such a lovely tent.

6. Exercise your creativity as much as possible

Glamping provides an excellent chance to unleash creativity while exploring the great outdoors. Children can have a great time coming up with new games and activities. One fun activity to try is fort building, using the sleeping bags around them to construct forts. With plenty of access to the great outdoors and hidden nooks to explore, kids will love getting involved. Parents may also enjoy joining in on the fun and letting their inner child take over for a while!

7. Reconnect with nature

When you are glamping in the great outdoors, it's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and enjoy its simple pleasures. Take a leisurely stroll through the woods surrounding your tent, and marvel at the natural world's beauty. Encourage your children to appreciate the different colors and shapes they see on the ground and in the trees and teach them how to create a nature collage using the beautiful things they find. It is a fun and engaging activity that will help everyone appreciate the wonder of nature.

8. Learn new things along the way

Exploring the great outdoors with your family is a perfect chance to learn about nature. Use this opportunity to engage your children with the environment around them. Kids learn best when they can see things for themselves and get hands-on. During your walks, point out things like different tree species and birdcalls, and teach them about bird nests and animal burrows. This type of visual learning will be memorable for them, and they will retain the knowledge for years. To extend the learning experience, you could bring a bird book to identify the species you encounter during your walk.

9. Keep things uncomplicated.

After a couple of busy days exploring, it is nice to relax and unwind at your campsite. Taking it easy is just as important as being active, especially when traveling with children. You can spend some downtime sipping hot chocolate before a cozy fire, chatting, and enjoying each other's company. Encourage your kids to look up at the clouds and imagine different shapes and figures for an engaging and creative activity. They can draw what they see or lie back and appreciate the endless sky above their tent. At night, the sky comes alive with a spectacular display of stars. With low light pollution, they shine exceptionally bright. So, gather around the fire, gaze up at the sky, and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.

10. Remember the marshmallows!

Remember to bring marshmallows on your glamping trip! They are not only perfect for toasting over the fire while sharing spooky stories or singing campfire songs. Still, they can also be used to make delicious s'mores. For a twist, try making your own version of s'mores, like these fruit and s'more cones. Glamping offers the best of both worlds, combining the beauty of nature with the comfort of home. Say goodbye to back pain, tent setup, and long walks to the toilet at night. With these tips and tricks, you and your family will have an unforgettable glamping adventure.


Each cabin tent includes:

  • Two twin innerspring bed

  • Camp table

  • Portable power source

  • Interior lighting

  • WIFI access

  • Fan

  • Picnic Table

  • Access to showers and bathrooms

  • Fire Ring with Cooking Grate

You can book your cabin tent at www.truenorthbasecamp.com Thank you for reading!

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