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Did you grow up vacationing at hotels, resorts and relatives’ homes? And has that defined the way you vacation now as an adult with your family? Maybe camping doesn’t even hit your radar when you plan a family vacation, but it should. But just because you’ve never camped doesn’t mean your kids should miss out on all the joys of outdoor living. Hopefully these thoughts will motivate you to plan a family camping trip.
Reasons Your Family Should Go Camping
Nature is beautiful and you’ll only get to appreciate it up close in the presence of true, unaltered environment. As you will mostly choose to camp in natural settings, you will be right there in the midst of everything. You’ll experience peace and serenity of well-conserved nature and even get to see some wild animals in their natural habitat.
Peace and quiet
You will get to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and unplug for some time, The peace and calm in the wild is refreshing and rejuvenating. You’ll all come back to your normal life feeling very refreshed.
Family bonding time
Since you’ll be free of the distractions of everyday life, when you go camping your family will have the chance to give each other the attention they deserve. You’ll be sharing a common experience away from the burden of household chores and work.
Newly acquired skills
Survival skills are important and you can easily learn these skills and put them into practice in the wild. Teach your kids how to pitch a tent, make a fire, swim in the river, hunt and many more adventurous skills. Don’t know how to do these things? Have your kids watch YouTube videos before the trip to learn how.
Camping is one of the least expensive ways to vacation. Your first time out, borrow or rent camping gear instead of buying it. If you want to continue camping, start buying gear bit by bit. Check out thrift stores and garage sales to find great deals.
There is something magical about cooking your food over an open fire. The food tastes better all the time. Maybe it’s because of the fresh air and the exciting environment. Or maybe because everyone is always hungry after a day of physical activity.
We’ve never been on a camping trip where we haven’t made some new friends. There’s a sort of unspoken code among campers to include each other. Join your fellow campers by the fireside and relish in the amazing stories they have to tell. You can also ask questions about family camping and learn from your new friends.
Sunsets and starry nights
No explanation required
There is no shortage of activities you can engage in while camping. Hiking. Swimming. Nature trails. Rock climbing. Playground hopping. Card and board games. Story-telling. The options are endless. We let our kids take turns picking the activities so that there’s something for everyone.
Camping allows you to great family memories that will last a lifetime. You get to relish everything; the weather, the people, the food, the environment and the time you spent with your family. It will be a truly fulfilling experience.
How about you? Can you think of some other reasons why you should take your family camping? Comment below.
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