Camping Trip

We’re planning a kid-inclusive camping trip to northern AR from September 12-14 and here’s a recap of the plan:

KC crew leaves Friday at noon for the campsite, which is located approximately 5 hours south along highway 65.  We’ll meet up with Tait and his crew at the campsite at 10 AM.  We are at sites 21 and 22 at Sylamore Creek Campground:

I have a campsite reserved for Friday and Saturday night.  Here’s a map, directions at the bottom of the page.


Friday evening we’ll get all set up and cook a tasty dinner.  We’ll bring games for the kids and adults, and sit around the campfire and relax.

Saturday will be our big activity day.  Hiking and a cave tour!  Tait has reservations.

Sunday we’ll get up and eat, do a small Bible service by a stream, and pack everything up.  Shoot to leave camp by noon or so for the big drive back home.

Here’s who’s bringing what (draft version 2)

Item Fees Karlson Olson Parkers
Fri Dinner
12 brats yes
20 hotdog buns yes
8 hotdogs yes
chili yes
Sat Breakfast
16 servings of bacon yes
36 eggs yes
sauage yes
Sat Lunch
1 loaf bread yes yes
8 apples yes
jelly (full) yes
meal bars yes
peanut butter (full) yes
Sat Dinner
12 ears corn on the cob yes
12 small potatoes yes
2 zuchini yes
3 lbs hamburger yes
30 mushrooms yes
5 peppers yes
5 potatoes yes
dutch oven cake yes
Sun Breakfast
bacon yes
corned beef hash yes
Sun Lunch
hot dog buns yes
hot dogs yes
pork chops yes
Non-meal items
10×10 pop-up sun shade yes
air mattress yes yes yes yes
air mattress patch kit yes
bedding yes yes yes yes
bug spray yes yes
camp fork yes
camping chair yes
camping chairs yes yes yes
camping forks yes yes
cooler yes yes yes
cribbage yes
cups yes yes
flashlights yes yes yes
foil yes
grill grates for the fire yes
Guiness yes
hatchet yes yes
head lamp yes yes yes
horseshoes yes
hukah yes
ice yes yes yes
iron pan yes yes
ivy block yes
kerosene yes
ketchup yes
knife yes
lantern yes
lighter yes
little camp stove yes
mayo yes
mustard yes yes
paper towels yes yes
pipe yes
pipe/cigars yes yes
plates yes
propane yes
s’mores yes
small cast iron skillet yes
smores yes
snacks/chips yes
soda yes
spices yes yes
sunscreen yes yes
tarps yes
tent yes yes yes
toiletries yes yes yes yes
utensils yes yes
utility tool yes
water yes yes yes yes
wood yes

Sound awesome?  Of course it does!  Nothing beats a good old family camping trip with kids, especially when we can have great friends and families all in it together! Let me know of any activities you specifically want to do! This is going to be so much fun!!


Shawnee, KS 66203
Get on I-35 S
0.8 mi / 3 min
Take I-435 E and I-49 S/US-71 S to MO-7 S/E 275th St in Harrisonville. Take exit 157 from I-49 S/US-71 S
41.9 mi / 38 min
Turn left onto MO-7 S/E 275th St
Continue to follow MO-7 S
39.2 mi / 35 min
Follow MO-13 S/Rte 13 S and US-65 S to AR-66 E in Wileys Cove
213 mi / 3 h 27 min
Continue on AR-66 E. Drive to Sylamore Creek Rd in Harris
36.3 mi / 46 min
Turn left onto AR-66 E
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Main St
358 ft
Take the 1st left onto AR-66 E/Walnut St
Continue to follow AR-66 E
30.4 mi
Turn left onto AR-14 W/Sylamore Ave
Continue to follow AR-14 W
5.4 mi
Turn left to stay on AR-14 W
0.2 mi
Slight right onto Sylamore Creek Rd
Destination will be on the right
171 ft
Sylamore Creek Camp
214 Sylamore Creek Rd, Mountain View, AR 72560

God bless,


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