RVing with kids can be tricky. Keeping them busy during the drive (click here for tips on that!) is just the start. You need to know how to keep them busy once you get to the campsite and how to show them the boundaries of your lot when you get there. Things can be difficult, but well worth it in the end! Getting your kids away from their phone and TV screens and into nature is so good for them, and the bonding you get to do with them is the best part! Luckily, we have some tips for you to make RVing with your kiddos a breeze!


  1. Keep them busy on the long drives. There are several ways to do this, from games to movies and art projects. Click here to read more about how you can keep your kids entertained on the long drives!

  2. Have them help set up when you get there. After you arrive, delegate little tasks they can do to help set up your campsite. If you have a pop-up trailer, you can have the older kids help with setting that up. If you only have young children, have them ‘decorate’ your little yard area.

  3. Use pinwheels to mark the boundaries of where they are allowed to roam. Choose one color and place them around the parameters and walk your kids around to show them where they are allowed to go to without you. You can even bring them with you when you place the pinwheels around!

  4. Teach them manners for certain times of the day and in general. Tell them that you are staying close by to other people and that when it’s early in the morning and late at night they need to be quieter to respect your neighbors. Teach them to be careful while running around so they don’t run into anyone. You can even make a list of rules and post it by the door.

  5. Delegate tasks to help around the RV, just how you would at home. If you have a pet, have the kids take turns cleaning up after them. Remember, for the time being, the RV is your home--teach your kids to respect it as if it were your house.

  6. Plan activities ahead of time. Most parks have websites that talk about the activites they have. Go online and sit down with your kids and plan what they want to do. This way, you can start right away!

  7. Teach them fire safety! Show them how to start a fire and put one out, as well as what not to do around a fire. Safety is important!

  8. Walkie Talkies can be useful. Sometimes, cellphone reception is poor, so buy walkie talkies to keep in contact with your kids if they want to go off without you. You can make this fun by coming up with code names and everything!