Camping In A Skoolie (with 1 Year Old Twins)

We did it! We took the twins camping in our Skoolie and we all survived! They managed to sleep the night (mostly) and nap together in one crib. No one got hurt. Everyone was well fed and Mom and Dad got to relax (slightly!).

If you don’t have a Skoolie simply replace Skoolie with an RV! My husband converted an old school bus at the beginning of 2020 into an RV or tiny home on wheels and I absolutely love glamping in it! We’ve only taken the kids out in it once when they were super tiny so we were a little hesitant to take them away from home and routine. However, if you don’t try it you’ll never know how it might go.

Camping in a Skoolie

I made a packing list ahead of time in Trello for the babies and for ourselves.

Packing List for The Babies

  • Sleep Sacks
  • Sleepers (Lightweight & Flannel)
  • Crib Sheet
  • High Chairs & Bibs
  • Short-Sleeve Onesies
  • Shorts
  • Long Sleeve Onesies
  • Pants
  • Sweaters
  • Socks & Shoes
  • Snacks
  • Toys
  • Formula
  • Baby Brezza Bottle Maker
  • Bottles
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Essential Oils
  • Sippy Cups
  • Noise Machine
  • Sun Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit

Packing List for The Adults

  • Headphones
  • Roam Diffuser
  • Pilot Diffuser
  • Terrashield and Lavender
  • Tshirt
  • Pants
  • Sweaters
  • Bug Hat
  • Toilet Paper
  • Camping Slippers
  • Head Lamp
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Contact Solution & Case
  • Glasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Cider

Food-wise, we have so much camping food that we just ate dehydrated food all weekend even though we have a full stove and oven on the bus. It was much easier to boil water and fill camping food bags than cook full meals while taking care of the twins. We brought lots of snacks for the babies just in case they didn’t want to eat camping food.

3 Day Menu

Friday

Dinner: Mushroom Risotto

Saturday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs + Bacon

Lunch: Pad Thai

Dinner: Beef Stew and Beef Pho

Sunday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs + Bacon

Camping Breakfast

We went camping with our friend and her 2 daughters which made the experience even better! Can you say, babysitters!? The twins really love the two girls and couldn’t stop hugging and kissing them goodbye when the weekend was over.

The Twins Babysitters
Playing With Friends

A cute part of the weekend for me was Sunday morning. Ryland woke up at 6 am and it was a bit chilly so while we heated up the bus, and made coffee and breakfast, Mike put on “The Magic School Bus”. The kids rarely watch tv so it was a special treat.

The Magic School Bus

What are your top tips for camping with kids in an RV?

Spying on the Neighbours

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