7 Ways To Take Affordable Camping Trips

7 Ways To Take Affordable Camping Trips is a sponsored conversation on behalf of  Carefree RV Resorts . Regardless, the post is our own personal opinion and experiences. 

Camping is a great way to vacation with your family on a budget, and here are our 7 Ways To Take Affordable Camping Trips for this year.  Not only can you enjoy time with your family in the outdoors, you can make it less expensive by planning ahead and taking advantage of these tips.  A camping trip can be a great alternative to other vacation destinations, and often teaches your children all kinds of life skills that will come in handy down the road.

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7 Ways To Take Affordable Camping Trips

Start out in a tent. If you really want to cut back on expenses and take affordable camping trips, start with tenting.  If you aren’t committed to tent camping, borrow one for a one night trial and see if it’s something your family will enjoy.

Vacation with family and friends. Pair up with friends and family to share the costs of RV sites, cabins and cottages. Splitting fees, gas and supplies will ensure you will have affordable camping trips that all can enjoy. Visit Willow Lake a 13 acre private lake resort where families can spend the day fishing, playing baseball or relaxing at the shaded playground and horseshoe pits.

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Leave luxuries at home.  Air mattresses, air conditioners, electronics and all of the luxuries of home should be left behind.  Load up the sleeping bags, blankets and pillows along with books and magazines to enjoy your camping trip the old fashioned way.

Borrow supplies from friends.  Instead of buying all new supplies like tents, kitchen tools and camp stoves, check with your friends first.  You can easily borrow or rent supplies from them, or even local outdoor stores that will save you money and give you the items you need.

 Bring food from your pantry.  Don’t fall victim to the pull of buying special “camp foods”.  Use what you already have in your pantry to stick inside your regular grocery budget.  Instead of soft drinks, just take water bottles, or perhaps mixes for family friendly drinks.


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Find resorts and campgrounds with activities on site.  Many RV parks and resorts offer onsite activities that are free or affordable for families. Willowood Carefree RV Resort offers games, activities, a swimming pool, mini-golf course, store and much more to keep your costs down by staying onsite for entertainment.

Take advantage of promotions and discounts.  Carefree Resorts has 15 affordable RV parks and campgrounds in Ontario! Right now you can enjoy special savings and discounts to ensure you can have affordable camping trips. Enjoy Special Savings at Carefree Resorts on camping, RV sites, cabins and cottages.


Affordable camping trips are a ton of fun for everyone.  Knowing how to make camping more affordable is simple and means you can relax and enjoy your vacation time.  Think outside the box, and remember what camping is all about.  Time with your family, not tons of luxury items being purchased to make the trip easier for you.

How does your family take affordable camping trips?


Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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  • Reply
    May 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Camping can be so much fun in addition to saving money. We can’t wait to get out in our RV this summer.

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      Michele Brosius
      May 16, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      We are packed up and ready to head out for our first trip of the season this weekend.

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    May 16, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I wish we were able to get out camping more often!! This are great tips for saving money while camping.

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      Michele Brosius
      May 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      You will have to add it to your travel list. I know you are a glamping fan!

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    May 16, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    We’re planning a couple camping trips this summer! Thanks for sharing these great tips.

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      Michele Brosius
      May 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      You are welcome. Enjoy your summer camping adventures!

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    Mary v
    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Great tips, I especially like the one about borrowing or renting before you buy.

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      May 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks! It’s definitely better to try it before you buy it.

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    May 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I really would like to go.camping more but we live in Idaho. Great camping here but we have bears that freaks me out.

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    May 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Great tips! I can’t wait to go camping

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    Sherryl Wilson
    May 3, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Great tips even for those of us that prefer glamping!

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