I never would have agreed to that!
My kids camp with my husband, so they are not deprived. Hopefully you have nice camping gear. Our neighbors camp a lot and love it. They have really nice equipment and cooking stuff. One thing she does is freeze taco meat and chili in Food Saver bags to boil over the campfire for a few meals. That way they clean-up is fairly easy. I guess that's part of the reason I hate camping so much - it's just so much WORK! Then you have to come home and clean up all the mess. I'm sorry you have to go camping, but I bet the kids will love you for going.