After I got married and we had kids, we went camping, too. Sometimes it was at a KOA campground, and sometimes at Woodruff Park, which is a few miles east of Miles City, MT. We would gather wood and get a fire going on which to cook food, roast marshmallows, or just to enjoy it in the evening.
One of the things all these fires had in common is that they would die out if we didn't keep them supplied with wood. Sometimes we had to get up during the night to put more wood on the fires to keep them going. We didn't sleep well, but we had a fire ready to use in the morning.