Here's an idea for keeping kids contained at your site


Apr 26, 2014
My husband and I were just talking about something like this! We bought our first PUP this week and have never taken our twin 2 year old girls camping before. I wanted to "fence in" an area for them to play. I'm hoping the campgrounds we booked at will allow this because I'm totally going to try it. I want to be able to sit and relax at least a part of the day and not constantly chase the kids away from the road and other people sites.


Apr 4, 2014
This is such a fantastic idea! Tree tagging tape is safe and fairly cheap and it teaches the young ones respect for your camping area and others! LOVE it! And as they get older, 'tag' a tree as home for campsite Tag game! lol


Alabama...yeah it's better than you think.
Jan 25, 2012
Gonna be honest here, at first glance I thought you put up electric tape! [LOL] Yep, that would keep them in!!


Active Member
Feb 23, 2014
Morgan23 said:
Just FYI a similar idea works for the firepit: use sticks and string to create a 'safety circle' around the firepit where no kiddos can cross. We used to do this when the minions were smaller and it worked well. It allowed them to play freely around the firepit but kept me from constantly scolding them for getting too close.

Yep! Totally works for that! I'm going to buy a few stakes but sticks work well too! I've even started using some in our backyard to keep them off the cellar door/porch.


New Member
May 22, 2014
If you don't like the idea of a visual boundary for the little munchkins, a portable sandbox might be something that would keep them happy and occupied. It takes very little effort, doesn't cost much at all, and you can tuck it almost anywhere. We loved ours! I haven't figured out how to attach pictures here yet, but here is a blog post where I included a picture. :) Happy Camping!!


Active Member
Mar 25, 2013
I want to try this idea, but instead of tape, shock collars that they use for dogs...whats everyone else think? :D


Jul 2, 2014
We have a pack of kids and I always thought shock collars would be excellent! ;) we use construction fencing and plastic stakes to keep the littles from going to far. It is low enough that everyone else can just step over.


Active Member
Sep 4, 2012
I don't even need the shock part of the collar. If I could have a remote where I could press the beep button, that would be ideal. If the sound is close, they are fine, but if it is faint, time to go looking. [:D]


Jul 15, 2014
growing up camping we were always taught to walk 'outside the chairs' by the fire because our family always put the chairs around the fire put to form a safety circle