Of all the ways to get kids into the great outdoors, nothing has as much lasting impact or influence as a well-organized family camping trip. On any such expedition, the most important piece of gear is a shelter. Fortunately, a quality multi-person tent is an affordable investment in your family’s love of the outdoors. Modern construction materials and techniques have produced reliable, economical shelters that can serve as a basecamp for just about any outdoor family adventure, depending on your needs. Here are a few types of tents to consider, along with pros and cons of each style.