By the time the kids were old enough to go, I was 39. Hello, my name is DaSchnoz, and I will be your resident wise ass this evening. How old were our kids when we first took them camping? Our oldest was 6 and the twins were 3 (soon to be 4 - their birthday is at the end of June). Oh, the (fkd up) beauty of the English language. Now I understand why they teach English in school every year (K-12).