Are we there yet? Your next family camping trip made easy with WPV

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Hi everyone – Willow here! With the school year coming to a close, I’m getting a head-start on planning our first family camping trip of the summer.


As much as I love heading to the great outdoors and reconnecting as a family, the prep can be stressful. Luckily, I can stop by Willow Park Village on my way home and knock plenty off my ‘to-do’ list. And, I wanted to share a few of my favourite camping essentials from the Village with you!


I always stop by Made Foods to pick up a few healthy (and delicious) snacks. Their Mountain Trail Mix is packed with good stuff like almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, flax, hemp, sesame, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and dark chocolate. It’s a great snack to have on-hand in the car and at the campsite between meals.


While I unwind by the fire (preferably with a glass of wine), my hubby plans to take the kids on their first fishing trip at a little honey hole near our campsite. We found all the supplies we need at Country Pleasures, and their staff gave us some helpful tips for first-time fly fishers!


I also picked up four Tarmac Weekend Bags from Pipestone Travel. They’re great because after we use them to pack our clothes, we can empty them and use them as backpacks for the rest of the weekend. Ironically enough, I had some trouble starting my car at the end of my shopping trip, and it reminded me to make sure our AMA coverage is all up to date before we hit the road.


I should also mention while I’m here – for the next 55 days, Willow Park Village is featuring one shop per day on Breakfast Television. At the end of every week, viewers can enter to win a gift basket filled with goodies and gift certificates from that week’s featured shops.


If you can’t catch Breakfast Television, just follow Willow Park Village on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see each day’s featured shop and enter to win here before each Friday: 


Thanks for reading and happy camping – see you in August!


– XO Willow

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