FREE Friday: Let’s Go Camping!

From Wednesday’s post: Did any of you guess a tent?tent.jpgBecause we want to encourage you to talk to your kids about important issues, and spend some good old fashioned quality time with them, we’re giving away a Coleman Sundome 4-person Tent in a lovely leaf green. It houses over 63 square feet of sleeping space and it’s designed to keep the rain and dew out.
And if you need some starting points for those tough discussions with your kids, Vicki Courtney’s 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son Bible study and 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter Bible study are perfect guides to equip you.
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So… What’s your favorite activity to do with your kids?
To enter, leave your answer on this post between now and Tuesday, August 14 at Noon CST. We’ll choose the winner by random drawing.
Happy weekend!
And the winner is… Angie Williams! Angie, we’ll send you an email to get your information. Check your inbox!


  1. Jessica Barron says

    Awesome tent!! My husband has been wanting to take me and our daughters camping, but we haven’t gotten a tent yet. I’ve never been camping so I’m a little nervous lol.

  2. Joy says

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is read the Bible. I love to see the wheels turning and I love to see there love for Christ grow. As a mother, this is so rewarding.

  3. Christy Winn says

    Oh gosh. It usually ends up being when we chase each other through our house. We have a really big downstairs space from the living room down the hall, through the kitchen and dining room. That is when we have the most fun together. All of us being silly and running after each other. Usually its me after them but i tend to go really slow so they dont run into anything. But we just keep going and going and going. They love it and so do I. They are 8, 4, and 3. Any they are all my babies! Dont know what I would do without them.

  4. Dori Cook says

    Believe it or not, our favorite thing to do with the kids is CAMPING! :) No electronics or gadgets…just us, nature and lots of talk time!!!

  5. Lindsey Low says

    Awesome tent, right up my alley! I have 3 boys ages 8,5,& 2. My Husband & I love taking our boys on hikes in the hills out here in the 4 corners. We get to be outside with the Lord & it brings us closer together as a family. Way better then sitting in front of the tv! Thanks!

  6. lisa mize says

    There are so many, the things I love do the most, is to just cuddle with them. It is such a good feeling.

  7. Sarah Austin says

    We love to fish as a family. We have a couple different boats so we can do different kinds. The kids have good patience so we always have a nice time.

  8. Phyllis R. says

    We are a homeschooling family so we spend LOTS of time together! I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of our favorite activities is fishing!

  9. says

    I have’t been camping since I was a Girl Scout. My children are grown, but I have grandchildren….would love to share this tent with them….they would love it.
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

  10. Megan M. says

    We really enjoy traveling together and exploring new places. I’d love to say that we enjoy cleaning the house together, but we’re all there yet 😉

  11. Lyn Blubaugh says

    We have four kids and camping is our favorite family activity!! It’s inexpensive way to connect, being outside brings up spiritual conversations, because we are surrounded by God’s creations. No electronic devices allowed!! Camping is also a way my husband and I enjoy getting away together to strengthen our relationship!!

  12. Debbie Morgan says

    My favorite thing is Girl Scouting. My daughter and I are leading a troop for my granddaughters and all girls in our community. It’s a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of the girls. Camping is one part of the experience and this tent would be a fantastic addition to our troop’s gear. (So far we just have a pop up shelter!)

  13. Diane says

    We love to be outside…swinging, biking, gardening…a tent would be AWESOME…backyard camp outs here we come:)

  14. Jessica Bonesteel says

    Swimming, road trips, and reading together are some of my favorite things to do with our girls!! Lately, we’ve been reading a book with questions about God that has sparked some great conversation.

  15. Sarah B says

    We love taking road trips as a family. This summer alone we have been on three road trips, over 13 different states, almost 9K miles, and 5 state high points.

  16. Catherine Moore says

    My son has been asking to go camping for a while now and this tent would be great!!
    My favorite thing to do with my kids is just hanging out with them and talking to them about what is going on in their lives…what they think about school, church, friends, TV, whatever they want to talk about. It’s in those times that I make a true connection with them and can share nuggets from the Bible with them that stick with them.

  17. Yvonne says

    Strange, but true. . .And, I don’t really know if it’s considered an activity. But my kids are a little older and I love driving in the car with them. Talking, singing and laughing. We have the best times :)

  18. Rebecca Anderson says

    We have three boys, all within a year of each other (now grown and starting their own families.) One of the absolutely coolest things we ever did with them was when they were 16, 17 & 18 – we attended a 3 day Christian music festival, and camped out right at the site in Flagstaff, AZ. Amazing weekend of fun, music, God, great discussions, and the last big family trip we took together.
    Looking forward now to camping with our grand children 😀

  19. Melanie says

    Camping was our family vacations when my children were younger. We hit all the Tn State Parks. Miss those days. Maybe it’s time for some “grown-up” camping experiences!?!

  20. Heather Maze says

    This summer our favorite activity has been a toss up between swimming and going to the library for the summer reading program!

  21. Tonya Parker says

    My dad passed away in April of this year. I have a 15 year old son named Taylor and he is a handicap child. He loves swimming, the outdoors and riding. My dad left us his golf cart and now we ride everyday on it. My son loves it and I love seeing him ride.

  22. Marcia Squires says

    We have teenagers. On evenings when we can all be together we love to gather around the kitchen table and play “Cranium”. It can get very loud, but we always laugh and have a great time.

  23. christy r. says

    My favorite thing to do with my son is to simply talk to him. It would be fun to go out camping and get in some great conversation under the stars.
    Thanks !

  24. Deana Nunley says

    Kayaking during family vacations to the beach is tops. A close second is playing board games, especially Settlers of Catan.

  25. Shelley says

    In our family, we all share a love of hiking. We are blessed to live just minutes from a National Forest and we are very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is beautiful and we all love being outdoors together.

  26. Angie Williams says

    Ther are so many favorites. I guess if I have to choose is getting under the covers, turning on a flashight and studying scripture.

  27. Amanda Elliott says

    My husband and I have a 7 year old girl and a 9 year old boy, and we absolutely love to camp! It is definitely our favorite thing. We don’t get the chance to camp as often as we would like, so we dug a fire pit in our backyard in order to enjoy a campfire and s’mores (the kids’ absolute favorite) frequently!!

  28. Becky Mitchell says

    I don’t have children of my own but I do have nieces and nephews! When I’m with them, we like to do crafts together especially paint.

  29. Kathleen says

    As a grandmother, my favorite game with the grand kids, we call Coma; we see who can lay still the longest. I always win!

  30. says

    My favorite activity to do with my kids is the best activity in the whole world: laugh with them!
    It’s free, fun and if you do it long enough, which we can and do, it’s a work out for the abs!
    To hear their guffaws, giggles and squeals is the most happy sound I’ve ever heard. I’m blessed I get to hear it daily.

  31. Cody says

    I love to go on hikes with my 5 year old and 2 year old boys. They get so excited over every ant they see, every bird that flies by, and every flower we come across. To see the world through their eyes is always an amazing time!

  32. Missie Elliott says

    Love the tent! Our family went camping for the first time this year! Our girls 6&10 love it. We went camping with our church and we will be doing it again. We had to borry a tent so this would be a great addition to our family!

  33. colleen gonzales says

    My kids love the outdoors. We take them fishing, camping and hiking. I was nervous when we took our four boys to the North Carolina Mountains to see different water falls because the youngest is five. But to my surprise he was like a fish walking in the water, turning stones. We look forward to taking them back.

  34. Leslie Messer says

    My daughter and I listen to music together. We both love all types of music and it’s something we’ve always shared. My Husband also likes to take my daughter and I golfing, (they golf, i drive the cart and sit in the sun lol) we just love spending time with our daughter! We have never camped as a family it would be a first time experience.

  35. Kelly says

    We love to go to the beach right after school ends for the year. We’ve made it an annual thing for the past 4 years and really look forward to it. We love to build big sand castles surrounded by a moat.

  36. Sandy says

    We love the outdoors…taking hikes, swimming in the river, looking for special rocks, enjoying God’s creations.
    A tent would make a great addition for our grandsons.

  37. says

    Camping. Hundreds of days spent inside canvas walls are my best memories. My husband and I met while working for the Boy Scouts many years ago. Now our teenage sons love to go camping on our 160 acre farm. My larger family is planning a multi-generational camping trip….can’t wait!!

  38. says

    We love to spend our time racing.. be it working on the race cars and go karts or at the track in the pits racing them. Often we have to stay in a hotel near the track and this tent would help save lots of money and get us even closer.

  39. Beth Bishop says

    Since my husband and I grew up camping with our families it was a natural thing to do with our kids. Many adventures in the rain!! Now we have a grandson we’re eager to introduce to camping so this tent would add to the family compound.

  40. Kristin B says

    We just love to hang out…. no electronics, no busyness– just spend time together, making up silly games, laughing, talking, and exploring together.

  41. Holly Smith says

    My husband and I are trying for our 1st child!! However, growing up my family went camping every summer,sometimes twice during summer break. I loved it. It is something that will be with me forever and something my husband and I will do with our children. Looking forward to our first family camp out with our little ones!! :)

  42. Dyan says

    My son is three and right now I love to read with him. He loves books and gets excited about new ones as well as reading the favorites over and over and over again. :)

  43. Vicki Moffitt says

    We have family camp outs on our farm for our children & grandchildren. Everyone brings a tent, the grandchildren enjoy running & playing & nighttime around the campfire is great family time.

  44. Tanya says

    My kids are 10 years apart and both very different, when the oldest was young it was all about sports, playing or watching – the oldest has no use for sports but he rides a motorcycle and we all ride together. We have had more conversations in the car or at a rest stop about big things in their lives. Any time an opportunity arose we tried to take advantage.

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