Another great camping tip from Tim:
On a recent church retreat, we were amazed when a couple of families pulled out bins of old toys that managed to entertain our kids for hours. The parents explained that these were mostly toys that were missing parts and might have otherwise been thrown away. Since the kids only saw them a couple of times a year, they seemed like new, but the parents didn’t have to worry too much about breaking, losing or dirtying anything nicer. Before a recent trip, we made our own bin consisting of Happy Meal toys, old Matchbox cars picked up at a yard sale, vinyl blocks, party bead necklaces and some crayons, books and Play-Doh in case of rain.