Prepare your backyard campground with the same attention to detail that you would give any camping trip. Packing up backpacks and trekking out to the lawn to put up the tent will make the adventure seem as exciting as a trip to the mountains.First things first: You’ll likely want a tent. Depending on the size of your family and whether your kids want their own space, you may want everyone inside one or have a second on hand if necessary. Tip: Buy the biggest tent you can afford, as you’ll always need extra space (especially if the whole family is going to share a single one). Tents can morph into playful forts for kids during camping, so make sure to give them enough space to play and sleep comfortably.