Anyone camping with kids this year?
I have been to Airventure 6 or 7 times, but this year I am bringing all 3 of my kids to camp Scholler for the week. They age from 8-13. Only one, the boy, is plane crazy like his dad. The others are just coming along for the ride. I am a little concerned that the actual show is not going to keep their interest for the whole week. In addition to the kidventure activities, I am hoping the camping experience will help make their Oshkosh experience amazing.
In past years, I have not seen an abundance of kids in any one area of camp Scholler. Is there a camping area where we are more likely to be around kids their ages? An unofficial family area? I would love for them to make friends that they could see every year.
Last edited by flymichigan; 07-22-2013 at 04:31 PM.
What about one afternoon at a waterpark?
Didn't they used to have a youth center of some kind near the west store.
You hopefully won't have to worry too much about it. My kids are 7 and 9 and have been camping at OSH every year since they were born. It's now the highlight of their summer as well (seriously, my wife and I were talking about skipping OSH this year because we've got a lot going on this summer, and the kids were devastated, so we relented and are coming, just at a different part of the week from our normal plan).
Originally Posted by flymichigan
Aside from the airshow - especially the nighttime one - and the general camping experience, and kidventure, which you mentioned, my kids like the museum (especially when it's hot outside), the fly-in-theater movies, and just the whole experience of having ice cream, donuts, concerts, walking around the vintage planes, etc.
I took my son when he was about 12. He wasn't particularly aviation minded, but he still had fun. Actually, he found some girl over in the UL area early on and we hardly saw the two of them for the rest of the show.
I've also been to Oshkosh many times. I brought my three kids last year for three nights. This year we'll do four. I'm bringing a 2 year old and two 6 year olds. Will you be in an RV? We're going to arrive this Saturday. I'm hoping we'll be able to get a little closer and maybe a better camp spot this year. Does anyone know when the wooded spots fill up? I'm guessing it's at least a week early.
Originally Posted by FlyingRon
That's what I've been trying to do for the past 12 years at OSH (find girl). Aw well, I guess being married & 54, I should probably just give up.
My in-laws have been bringing their kids and grand kids for years, pretty much from the time their were born and the only real tough times were the years it was ungodly hot, but everyone still made it through and had fun. Kids were usually overloaded and crashed at night with little assistance.