How to have a great camping and fishing trip with young kids at Silent Lake Provincial Park…and stay (mostly) sane


Step 2

Get organized, together

Dad starting fire
Bob Sexton

While it might take longer, and cause you to occasionally pull your hair out (if you’re lucky enough have some), give the kids a job when you’re setting up camp. Whether it’s carrying a pillow in from the car (be sure to bring your own bedding and towels), helping to set the picnic table, or piling up wood to start a fire, there’s always something you can do to make them feel part of the team. They usually want to help anyway, especially when the situation and environment is new and there’s no TV to compete with.