Back-tracking a little, but on Labor Day weekend, we planned Jack's first camping trip. We arranged for Charlie to stay with Grandma and Grandpa and our friends did the same so we could take all the big kids camping. Of course the weather didn't cooperate and it stormed off and on all weekend. We hated to cancel the trip completely, so instead we did some pseudo camping at the Ashers' house.
They set up a tent in their garage, we roasted hot dogs and s'mores in a fire pit and the kids brought their sleeping bags. It was a really fun night, and was a nice way to ease into camping.