Camping with Babies and Toddlers & Hands On Touch 'n Learn

1 film in this block • 23 minutes

Block Description

Activities recommended for ages 5 and younger.
Camping With Babies and Toddlers
Planning a camping trip but thinking the kiddos need to stay home? Don’t call the babysitter just yet. Camping with babies and toddlers is loads of work but incredibly fun! Parents will get ideas about what works, and what does not work, from Bobby and Maura Marko’s film Traversing the Arrowhead. Learn best packing, meal planning, gear, diapering, and sleeping practices while your young children play in the camping activity area! The Markos take their two children, Jack and Rowan (ages 4 and 2 at the time of the film), along on all their adventures including frequent visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota.

Hands On Touch ‘n Learn
Children will have the opportunity to explore outdoor gear set up in the lower level of the Library. Let your young children climb in and out of a canoe, try dry land paddling, explore a tent and sleeping bag, carry a camping backpack, and “warm up” next to our indoor campfire. Child friendly camping snacks will be available.


The Films

The Arrowhead Traverse

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 23 min
  • Director Bobby & Maura Marko

Family Friendly

Maura and Bobby Marko are impassioned outdoor explorers. After becoming parents they knew that passing on a love and respect for the wilderness would be a major priority for their family. The family attempted a bold traverse of the Arrowhead of Minnesota traveling from the Mississippi River to Lake Superior by bicycle, canoe, and foot; all with their 3-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter along for the adventure.