To begin with there are several different types of camping!
- There is RV camping, you can make do this without too much trouble with children. I am not really going to say much about RV camping, an RV can be your home away from home, you can have it mostly packed and be able to leave without too much trouble to you or your family. I used to not consider this camping, but now I am tempted to get an RV!
- There is KOA camping, or similar types, where you can get a cabin, have bathrooms close by, maybe even a pool. As a child this was my favorite type of camping, and as a parent it is really nice! http://koa.com/
- There is tent camping, if you have a tent you can camp pretty much anywhere, this is what I think is the most fun but also hard with children.
- And there is primitive camping where you make your own shelter, or bring a tent. If you are lucky you can find spots where you can hike all your stuff in to your site. It can be fun to live off of the land or follow the rules of the wilderness to only leave footprints and take only pictures. These are the places where you need latrines, you find and sterilize your water, and enjoy beauty most people never get to see. This kind of camping I have not attempted with kids, yet.