Many people wrongly assume that camping with kids is a bad idea because of their short attention spans. By preparing yourself with a fun-filled itinerary to make your trip exciting, your family can have an experience that they will never forget.
If you think camping with kids is a bad idea, think again. Families spent about 535 million days camping together in 2011, and it’s still as popular as ever. Kids really embrace the outdoors when you take the smartphone out of their hands and force them to enjoy the beauty of nature. Here are three great tips to keep in mind when camping with kids to make this vacation the best one yet:
Consider a public campground. About 70% of all camping is done on public campgrounds, and for good reason. If you don’t have the funds to rent your own space to camp, don’t fret. Public campgrounds are ideal for families and allow your children to meet new friends and share their experience with other kids around their age. Who knows, you and your spouse may even meet some new friends too.
Rent or buy an RV. If you can afford to do so, camping with kids in an RV will limit any complaints of bugs and scary animals, often extending your stay. About 70% of tent campers only stay out for one or two nights, while an incredible 28% of RV users spending five or more nights on their trip. Your kids will never want to leave when they see how cozy your RV can be.
Encourage them to bring friends. If you think your children won’t be able to make it through the trip without seeing their BFF, suggest they bring a friend along. Over 70% of campers include friends in their trip and it can be a great way to keep them engaged. Having a friend there will make your children more comfortable with being away from home for an extended period of time.
Start looking into camping sites and find a great place to take your family on an amazing vacation. The memories made during camping trips are often the ones that last a lifetime.