Camping can be so much fun when it’s done right. There are different kinds of camping such as camping in tents, hiking, going to a campground and also in a motor home. Which you chose will really depend on what you want to get out of your camping trip. The most popular type of camping would be the tent camping. 86% of people who took a survey states that they would camp in a tent. 33% said they prefer to rent a cabin, 30% went backpacking across the country, 26% like the drive-up campsites, 24% would bring their RV and stay in there, 11% like to camp in a backyard and only 8% would sleep in a yurt. Although there are many different ways to camp let’s look at a few things, first.
- Activities Things to do while camping would include hiking, fishing and hunting, but if you are camping with kids, even simple thinks like teaching them how to skip a stone will stay in their memories forever. Many camp sites offer camping activities and fun stuff for kids. 87% of campers stated that they would take part in multiple outdoor activities while camping.
- Location Considering where to camp is very important especially when camping with kids. Are you going to want a bathroom near by or is nature fine? Will you want other people close to you or far away? Will you need cell phone service? Look into these things before you go, keeping in mind they will all help you in choosing the best camp spot for you and your family.
- Memories Some of my very favorite childhood memories are of my family camping. We did not get to go very often but we have one place we would go to and that was ‘our spot’. Finding a place that is ‘your spot’ helps to create an atmosphere of familiarity, comfort and a perfect set up for making memories!
- Company Campers seem to include their friends in their trips about 70% of the time. Camping is a very social event and inviting friends to sit around the campfire with you every evening is so crucial to building long lasting memories.
There are many things to think about when considering going camping so make sure that you do your research and find out exactly what it is you want to do and where you want to go. Here’s some advice for free: Never assume no one is going to get bitten by an insect and forget to pack bug spray and anti itch for after the bugs hit. Camping with kids can be such a rewarding experience you won’t regret!