They contain a full kitchen and all linens are provided, so all we had to do was show up. Which is nice, given that packing four kids for a weekend away is exhausting enough to make me want to stay home.
The cabin was cute and cozy, with two small bedrooms and a loft. They all wanted to sleep in the loft “just like Little House on the Prairie.”
I was impressed with the master suite. Air conditioning, reading lights, a tv, and a USB charging port right by the bed. What more can you ask for?
One we checked in, we were given a schedule of activities for the weekend, and I was blown away by the programming they offered for kids. There was an activity for every hour of the day. My kids loved reading it and planning out their day. Every KOA campground is different – some focusing more on resort activities, and some focused more on the journey. The San Diego’s KOA was definitely a great destination for families like mine who relish lots of programming and things to do.
We rented bikes, and I let the kids tool around the campground on their own. They loved being able to bike around without an adult, and made a ton of friends.
India took part in an obstacle course. The foam was her favorite part.
There were also tons of crafts to make. She came home with quite a few tie-dyed t-shirts.
The boys were big fans of the shooting range.
Kembe couldn’t be bothered with crafts or rock climbing. He was all basketball, all the time. And that’s one of the things I loved about this campsite. The kids could pick and choose what they wanted to do. It was safe and catered to kids, so they got to have a lot of autonomy with their day.
Living in a more urban city, we aren’t the most free-range family. But this weekend, it was nice to let them run around unencumbered.
One of the features I loved about the campsite is that they had each road color-coded for easy navigation. So the kids could follow the yellow line to get to the fields, or the red line to get back to the cabin. I was never worried they would get lost.
Sleep courtesy of hours on the jumping pillows.
And the second favorite activity? Roasting marshmallows at night.
This was the perfect family weekend for us. We got a taste of camping . . . the outdoors, the free-range fun of a KOA campground, and yet we also got great sleep and hot showers. Best of all, we got a lot of together time, and came home rested and connected.
This kind of camping? I’m a convert.
Grand Prize: 3 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $500 prize value.
Smaller Prizes: 2 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $300 prize value