In effort to do everything that a true "stay at home mom" wouldn't do, I took the kids camping to celebrate my one year old's first birthday. Her birthday fell on a Thursday, so the park was pretty vacant for what I had expected. It was a typical midwest summer day, the heat was unbearable, but we found the tall trees at our campsite made it about 10 degrees cooler. The location we picked was only about 30 minutes from our house, just incase things didn't work out as magically as planned.
The untold secret to camping with more little one's than adults, is a "pack and play." In my opinion, no kid is too old to spend a few quality minutes in the pack and play with the little ones, while the tent is being set up or dinner is being made.