It was definitely an eventful weekend. We just got back from Kamgrounds of America in Williams, AZ! We were so incredibly thankful to have gotten an early Dia De Las Madres gifted trip. I really needed a little quick get-away trip and quality time with my family. It was awesome because Priscilla and her family came as well.
Priscilla got there Friday and I got there early Saturday morning just in time for a hayride tour. I have never been to Williams, but I felt like we got there quick. I say that because I wasn’t the one driving J What I did like about KOA is that immediately upon arrival they had everything ready for us. We had a map and all of the activities for the weekend. All of the staff greeted us and were so nice!
We got to ride around the grounds, see where everything was located, looked at where people can bring their RVs, where the cabins were and even the tipis (teepee). I was shocked to learn that people do decide to camp out in those. I feel like it would either be way too hot outside of super freezing, so that wouldn’t be my first choice, but still very cool if you’re into that kind of thing! They had outside restrooms that were super clean! Seems silly, but that was really important. My son was even impressed! Lol. It’s definitely catered to families and they think about everything, even your pets. There are two different dog parks on site.
What the kids really cared about: heated pool, jumping pillow, park, go-carts, mini golf, and hiking trails.
We had such a blast taking them out for the day to enjoy all of those activities. We didn’t have to leave the campsite to do anything other than get groceries to eat at the cabin. It was fun and relaxing! We didn’t eat at the little restaurant they had on site. We’re all super picky with food so it was better to make our own and be able to let the kids play and be loud outside. At the end of the night we had smores and hung out by the fire. The great thing was that the kids were super freakin tired and as soon as I gave them showers they were OUT! Haha. We were only there for 1 night, but I think it was more than enough for all they got to do in 1 day.
I can’t speak for all Latino families, but mine has always loved to go camping up north! We even got statistics up there that talked about the percentage of Latinos that love to go camp out and where they go. I didn’t really think about it until I got up there and realized all of the times I had gone growing up. The family always went in huge groups around the Heber area, dragged all the kids, family rvs and partied all weekend. Looking back, it was more for the adults lol. Unless there was a park at the campground all the kids were “bored”. Even more so now when they don’t have WIFI. I didn’t hear my kids say they were BORED once and it was magical. I will say though, if we ever went again I would probably go to the KOA that is in Flagstaff. The only reason I may recommend going to a KOA that’s a little bit closer to a bigger city is because it gives you more options to explore what’s around. Otherwise, if you just want a trip that’s all about the muchachitos, family campgrounds like KOA are the way to go!