Family camping travel in the United States is a time-honored tradition, filled with memory-making activities of arguing of the proper way to pitch tents, sometimes fruitless fishing, and boiling the world’s worst coffee over a campfire while early-to-rise children are far more awake and less cantankerous than their exhausted parents.

Sounds romantic, doesn’t it? Obviously, there’s a lot more good than bad in terms of summertime camping (or it wouldn’t be a tradition). One company that’s long ensured that the great memories outweigh the “attack of the million mosquitoes” memories is Kampgrounds of America. KOA has over 475 camping spots in the United States and Canada. Each is unique to its destination, but with a variety of amenities and the most friendly staff (and even food service!) to ensure that whatever level of roughing it your family wants to experience while camping, your KOA vacation will fit the bill. Case in point: family camping at the Ventura Ranch KOA Campground in Southern California.

Click here to read one blogger’s experiences at this popular RV resort.