My husband and I lead our church youth group, about 12 kids ages 13-17. I'd like to plan a camp out with them. Because, like everyone, our church and the families don't have much money, I thought we might do the camp out in our backyard. We live in the country and have a large, flat back yard. We're building a fire pit this spring, so we can have a campfire and s'mores, and singing and games. I'm thinking of having the 5 girls sleep in the camper with me, and putting the boys in tents in the yard with hubby. Since one of our girls is dating one of our boys, we want as much distance as possible between them! What do we need to know about camping with a large group of teens? I figure with it being in the backyard it might be easier than going somewhere. If this is a success, then maybe we'll go to a state park in the future. My other thought about having it at home means we have a place to go in case of rain, or can have a "camp out" in the church fellowship hall. (S'mores over candles?) I appreciate any advice you can give! I'm excited about this and want it to be fun for "my" kids! Chasing roller coasters with a 1986 Palomino TXL!