A mother, father and their two sons decide to spend a night camping out. It is a challenging adventure for them all as each member of the family finds the tasks at which he is best. One son is good at reading road maps, the other at finding things. Despite a few crises, which are to be expected on such an excursion, the whole family, much the wiser for their trip, agrees that camping is fun and that they look forward to another such occasion. Besides permitting the child a vicarious camping adventure, this book introduces him to certain practicalities involved in outdoor living. Extremely simple vocabulary makes this accessible to the youngest readers.