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Rained Out? Bring the Campout Indoors


Camping indoors with the family can be just as exciting and creative as a trip to the woods.
Camping indoors with the family can be just as exciting and creative as a trip to the woods.
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Now that the weather's finally warming up, lots of families are pulling out their camping gear. Whether you're hitting the road for a far-off destination or staying in your own backyard, camping offers a myriad of fun activities for grown-ups and kids alike. It's a great opportunity to spend time together and let the everyday grind slip away.

But what if the big day comes and the weather won't cooperate? Rain may keep you from heading outdoors, but it doesn't have to keep you from camping. With a little creativity, you can bring the camp indoors and save your family from the perils of cabin fever. This article offers tips for fun, easy-to-do activities and recipes that will make your camp-in a hit.

Hike over to the next page to find out what you'll need for an indoor campsite.