Several local parks offer the opportunity to do kid-friendly, beginner-level camping close to home.
If you don't want the programming, of course, you can always head to Greenbelt Park. The campground's open, it only costs $16/night, and you don't need reservations until after Memorial Day.
Not up for spending the whole night? Long Branch Nature Center has a campfire program at 7:00 on Saturday night (5/15), with stories, s'mores, and possibly "animal guests" from the nature center. The cost is $5 per person ($20 max per family). Register online or at 703-228-4747.
As always, there are many more things to do listed on our full calendar. We'll see you out there!