Want to take the kids camping but don't know where to start?

Camping Kickstart Program

Gear up for camping in as little as 28 days

Welcome to this introduction to our brand-new Camping Kickstart Program.

If you've never camped before, there is no doubt that the thought of taking the kids camping can be pretty daunting.

You might be freaking out by it all and think - one day but not now. Even though the kids would love it, and it would be so good for them and the family as a whole. 

Where to start, what to take, all of that packing, pitching and unpacking just to sleep on a hard surface and be at the mercy of the weather gods. You don't have the right kind of car, you don't have enough storage space, and then there are the creepy crawlies.

Add to that the prospect of towing a trailer or caravan, because that's what most camping families do, and it's no wonder so many families do something else for their holidays.

OR, alternatively, you have no problems with the whole camping thing, and in fact you can't wait to get out there. The problem is, you simply don't have time to work it all out yourself and are just happy to go with a tried and tested solution.

These are common barriers that often stop families from experiencing the many joys of camping and creating those lifelong happy memories.

If you want to give it a go without going into a tail-spin or having to re-mortgage the house, then read on for more details about our Camping Kickstart Program.

Who Is The Camping Kickstart Program For?

This program is right for you if you are:

  • A busy parent
  • A 4-5-person family living in a smaller home, including an apartment
  • A camping beginner, or at least family camping beginner
  • Planning to start a family and are starting to accumulate camping gear 


  • Want to take the kids camping, any time you like
  • Want to go camping trailer free - that is, without the need for a trailer
  • Want to avoid the trial and error of first-time camping

What is this program about:
 The trailer free roadmap

Over several years we have developed and refined the optimal trailer-free camping setup to cater for most 4-5 person families.

And by trailer free, we mean a camping setup that can be transported safely and comfortably by some mid-size cars and many larger vehicles on the market without the need for a trailer.

While we have based this program on our personal camping setup, you can certainly create something uniquely yours.

Image of car packed and 3 setups

Our Camping Kickstart Program helps you to work through the whole camping process from start to finish. Specifically, the program has eight steps:

1: Planning

We help you plan the right kind of trailer-free camping setup to suit your budget, preferred camping style, relevant hobbies and interests, plans and practical matters about your circumstances. You can record your plan in the provided workbook and develop a spending plan with the spreadsheet provided.

Image of cover of camping kickstart planning module workbook

2: Your Camping Setup

We help you put together the right kind of camping setup to suit you, including sourcing your camping gear with our Kickstarter Kit, buying guides, tips, and links to source the right products.

Image of 4 camping setups 1) Marquee and small tent, 2) Touring tent with wall panel accessories for extra room 3) Tent and screen room, 4) Tent and tarp

In this process, you will develop a list of the items you will need, considering the type of vehicle you will use (see point 3 below). You can accumulate these items immediately or over time, but at least before your first camping trip.

3: Your Vehicle

We help you choose the right kind of vehicle to suit your circumstances, particularly your camping setup. If, as is commonly the case, you don't have the right type of vehicle, we have advice on alternative solutions, such as hiring/rental arrangements.

The provided Car Buying Checklist and Weight of Car Load Calculator will help you find your ideal vehicle.

Mock-up image of car buying checklist

4: Home Storage Solution

 We show how you can store your camping gear in a relatively small space measuring 1.5m2 of floor space and additional options. Your gear will always be well organised and ready for a quick camping getaway.

Image of empty and full storage unit for camping gear

5: Packing The Car

We give you our plan for packing and loading the car in an efficient and timely manner.

Car loaded with camping gear and bikes driving

6: Preparing And Packing For Camping

We have resources, checklists and cheat sheets to help you to prepare and pack for a camping trip so that you save time and nothing important will be left behind or forgotten.

Mockup image of Packing and preparing for camping checklists

7: Campsite Set Up And Pack Up Processes

We have checklists to help with your campsite setup and packup to help you work through the process as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Mockup images of setting up camp and packing up camp task lists

8: Returning Home

There are essential things to do on your return home before crashing on the couch for a well-earned rest. We have a cheat sheet to help you with this process.

Support and the Campus Membership

In addition to the Trailer-free Camping Roadmap, you will receive membership of The Campus for a period of 12 months, including:

  • Group Q&A sessions
  • Private forum as well as a member-only Facebook group
  • Access to The Campus library of over 70 resources covering eco-friendly camping, the weather, camping health and safety, tips and hacks. And there is more to come.

Eligibility for the program

As the program is new, we can only take on a limited number of clients per month in the initial round of enrolments.

The outcome for you

If you work through our program:

  • You and your family can be enjoying the many benefits of camping in as little as 28 days.
  • You will have a great camping setup to rival that of most tent camping setups at the campgrounds.
  • You will be able to travel safely knowing you have the right vehicle for your load and have packed and loaded it as safely as possible.
  • You will save hours and hours and hundreds if not thousands of dollars by avoiding the usual trial and error and buying the wrong gear.
  • You will be part of a like-minded, eco-friendly, trailer-free community.
  • You will have access to regular support.

But hurry, places are limited.

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