Family camping hack: Take 'em fishing!
Jon's camping hack: fishing!
Buy a few rods for $20-40 at a local Walmart. If you don't know how to fish, Kids Turn Central is a good place to start. To add to the fun, cook up your catch for a shore lunch!
I've you've got tips for taking kids fishing for the first time, add them in the comments! We're taking my kids fishing for the first time this year, so I would love any advice y'all have to offer. (My son, the vegetarian, is totally fascinated by fishing. Go figure.)