Camping and hiking information
with tips for parents
Camping and hiking information
with tips for parents

Alternative Family Camping with Kids

I must start out this page with an explanation. Camp-A-Roo is a family web site, and I know that this page will offend some people (because it already has).

To those of you who do not recognize homosexual families as being families I do apologize. However, we should recognize that there are children living under all kinds of circumstances these days and it seems unfair to me to exclude these children or their parents.
If this topic makes you uncomfortable, I am sorry. You are free to contact me and voice your opinion - and you are also free to go to another page on this site and not read the content written here.

Alternative Families

There are many wonderful camping opportunities out there for same sex couples. This can be especially useful for same sex couples with children.

I do not profess to be an expert on homosexuality or bisexuality - but here goes....

I am a former employee of the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. I am also a close friend to a homosexual couple that I love dearly.
Some couples feel uncomfortable revealing their sexuality in public. A camping trip is a wonderful vacation for everyone. Nobody questions two guys or two gals camping together. If anonymity is what you seek - this is the perfect way for you to spend some time alone together.

Older children might feel uncomfortable with your sexual choice and this type of vacation will give you a chance to travel with embarrassed children.
Many national forests allow camping in recreation areas - outside of regular campgrounds. This is a great camping vacation for parents or single couples. Children need to see physical affection between their parents and you can hold hands and kiss in these areas without fear of public reprisal.

Don't allow homophobia to keep you away from the camp grounds. Our national resources are not to be missed and you will deprive yourselves and your children of a great vacation if you choose not to camp!

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