We currently have tents (I get my camper as soon as the snow melts) Over the past 10 years we often camp in the back yard. We have a fire pit. When the kids were babies, I'd sleep in the "Lodge" with the baby and Dad would sleep at the "Camp Ground" with the kids. Now I sleep with the kids. We have dinner outside, go for a late night walk, roast marshmallows, the whole nine yards. We even spend time at the pool
I won't be able to get the camper in the back yard, so we will camp in the driveway. I think I am more excited than my kids are.