Just found this community today, so I'm excited to do a little research and hopefully benefit from the experience of others. I am a homeschooling mom to 4 daughters ranging in age from 5 to 14. DH and I did a little tent camping right after we got married (many years ago), but have never taken the kids. That is the plan for this fall hopefully--to take the kids (tent) camping for the first time. Planning and anticipation is half the fun for me, so I'm happy to have found this site!