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    Hi everyone,

    We are seasoned campers who get away up to 10 times a year (we are very blessed). We camp in both campgrounds and forestry areas.

    We are camping right now. Beautiful quiet park...until this morning, which leads me to my question.

    What time do you think is acceptable to let your kids loose (for want of a better word) at a campground? Our rule has always been 7am. If they wake earlier, it's quiet time inside the tent (drawing, games or resort to iDevice if desperate). We've been camping since our eldest was 4 months old so we've been through the toddler stage etc. If they were feral we'd bundle them in the pram and leave others to sleep.

    The kids in the van behind us (2 metres away) were up at 5.50am. They were incredibly loud. They were let outside at 6am. Needless to say we were all up at 5.50am.

    I know it's just one of those camping things but what do you all think? I can't see why they couldn't have gone to the beach (100m away) for a walk. DH wanted to offer to take them in the hope our kids could sleep a bit longer lol (DD gets feral if up before 6.30am).

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    I would have assumed daybreak or thereabouts.

    Sorry!

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    The second you wake up to be honest. I wouldn't let our kids ride bikes around peoples tents but everything else is fair game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I would have assumed daybreak or thereabouts.

    Sorry!
    ^me too. I'd expect different at a hotel but I personally throw the clock out the window when we get outdoors, it's part of the charm going to bed early and rising with the sun

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    We are also big campers and dd knows that before 7am she has to stay in the tent and its quiet activities. Unless we are beach camping where no one is around then as soon as the sun is up she can play in the sand.

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    Usually when I have been camping it's the other end of the day that is the issue! (think p*ssed campers and sing alongs at 2am!) I think daybreak for quieter noise and past 7 am tearing around is fine. I don't think people go camping to have a sleep in but it's still necessary to be respectful.

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    I would expect that the kids would be quiet around other campers until a reasonable hour (7-8am) unless the other campers were obviously up. That was our rule when camping when I was little girl & I follow that now when we go camping with DD. If they want to be up & about that is fine but no loud play etc in the campground.

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    Thanks for the responses guys. The good news is their kids were obviously tired this morning as the ruckus didn't start until 6.50am

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    Yeah I say around 7am. 550 is way too early and I would be really peeved!!

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    Letting your kids be feral before 7am when you are in such close proximity to others .... Very inconsiderate and rude.

    I would make cracks throughout the day "gee I'm tired, not used to being woken up early."


 

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