The highlight of most camping trips for kids (and, let's be real, adults, too) is undoubtedly the making of s'mores. But camping out is about more than just delicious treats. It's about connecting — with nature, with each other and with ourselves.
The beauty of camping is that you can do it right in your own backyard. Just set up a tent, leave the cellphones inside and embrace the authenticity of nature. You can set up a small portable grill for food (and yes, s'mores), gather up some board games or other activities and lay down to watch the stars at night. Your kids will not only enjoy spending time with you, they will also learn as they do it. And they will come to appreciate the luxuries of life more when they have to spend time away from them.