First Camping for Kids in Casita - Point Mugu - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-17-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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First Camping for Kids in Casita - Point Mugu

Hello everyone,

It only took a summer and a half for us to get to camp for the 1st time, but we did it! First and most important goal accomplished: Kids loved it and we had a great time! We went to Point Mugu State Campground - Sycamore and it was great. Our spot was #48, which is the 2nd loop of this campground. Note for the future: Try to get a spot on the 1st loop as it is more 'woodsy" and "campy", as the 2nd loop is more of a parking lot with many "double" sites. However, we could hear the waves at night, during the day we saw rabbits and squirrels and a curious forest mouse, and then bats in twilight.
On the day of checkout, we moved our Casita to the day parking lot across the PCH (free if you camped the night before) and spent the whole day on the beach, running from the waves and catching sand crabs. We also saw a lonely sea lion, who was so close and unexpected that we first thought it was someone's dog swimming.
Our next trip is to the neighboring campground Leo Carillo in 2 weeks.
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Hi Alex...sounds like a wonderful trip and one full of memories. I remember our boys when we took them camping as kids---they found joy and wonder in the simplest things. Location matters more to parents than kids, I found. The sound of waves at night would make even a parking lot a piece of heaven. Thanks for sharing.
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Are you planning to attend the lake Casitas rally next month?
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Hello everyone,

It only took a summer and a half for us to get to camp for the 1st time, but we did it! First and most important goal accomplished: Kids loved it and we had a great time!

That first trip can determine how you feel about camping for the rest of your life. Such a sweet story, so glad your family had such a positive experience. The first of many more!


(My family started camping when my little sister was 3 mos. old; she'll be 63 in October, and we're still camping.)
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Congrats Alex, I'm sure your kids loved it and can't wait for the next one. Have to agree with Theresa, kids don't care where you go, it's all an adventure to them. My first daughter was a year old and the second was only a few months old when they "started" camping....like they had a choice . Must have had good memories of the beach, mountains and desert cuz there're camping on their own now. You may have started the next camping generation .
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We’re finishing our first year with our 17’ Casita Spirit Deluxe and want to get the grandkids out with us. I’d like ideas on where to sleep the kids. They are 3 & 8 years old. Our thought is to have the older one sleep on the bed made from the side eating area. Then we’d put the 3 year old partly in the cubby under the double bed. Does this work? Please share your experiences & what works for a few nights camping.
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Hi Steve, I wasn't aware of the rally. Which weekend is it?
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:37 PM   #9
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Thanks for responding

Hello everyone,

Thanks for responding in such encouraging way. Yes, we would love for kids to get into camping or at least into outdoors. I feel so bad for all the "techno" kids who just sit in front of their iPads all the time and miss the real world.
We'll keep reporting and if anyone happens to go in the same area as we, please let us know!
Our next scheduled trips are Leo Carillo on Oct 6th weekend and Bolsa Chica on November 4th (unless it gets super cold, yeah right )
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The weekend before halloween.

2018, Oct 25-28: 17th Fiberglass Rally @ Lake Casitas
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Were finishing our first year with our 17 Casita Spirit Deluxe and want to get the grandkids out with us. Id like ideas on where to sleep the kids. They are 3 & 8 years old. Our thought is to have the older one sleep on the bed made from the side eating area. Then wed put the 3 year old partly in the cubby under the double bed. Does this work? Please share your experiences & what works for a few nights camping.
Hey Gayle. That is exactly what we do with our 9 and 5 year old grandkids. Works great!
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We already got plans for this weekend otherwise we totally would have. Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:36 AM   #13
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Congrats on the successful trip!
Are you interested in suggestions for other local locations?
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Thanks. We’re looking forward to exploring the out of doors with our grandkids from our Casita.
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