7 Reasons Why Your Next Family Getaway Needs To Be A Camping Trip: It is hard to find time to bond with your kids. While I have worked remotely for 20 years, that has often meant conference calls and instant messages 24/7. Plus constant business travel. And kids lives become stress as well with tutoring and sports. Which is why I encourage families to take a camping trip at least once a year. This doesn’t have to be a primitive tent camping experience. An RV or cabin is fine. But as long as it’s a few days away from the house and the over-scheduling of activities then you will receive the maximum benefits. Read on to see Why Your Next Family Getaway Needs To Be A Camping Trip.
7 Reasons Why Your Next Family Getaway Needs To Be A Camping Trip
1. Have the family choose where to go.
Sit down together and brainstorm where to go. I would encourage you to ask friends and family for ideas. This is how we discovered our new favorite location, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. I went to college in northwest Oklahoma and I had never heard of Broken Bow, which is in the southeast. And they might as well be on different planets considering how different they are in geography.
2. Decide how you want to camp.
Once you have made your decision on where to go, consider your camping options. Please do not let others’ judgment force you into feeling like you are only camping if you are primitive tent camping. My wife will only stay in a cabin or RV. And if you don’t want to learn how to drive a motorhome or pull a travel trailer, it’s very popular now for places to rent out parked Airstream travel trailers. But there’s also a lot of fun in doing a family tent camping trip as well.
3. Book your reservation.
Many campsites will fill up quickly. So make sure to reserve your campsite as early as you can. If you can, go during the week. You are more likely to find a spot and it won’t be as crowded.
4. Decide on the activities for the trip.
This is the fun part. Figuring out what you want to do on our camping trip that you cannot do at home. Look for hiking trials. Places to fish. Or consider renting a boat and just exploring local lakes. You might even consider going canoeing or ATV riding.
5. Pack with a checklist.
In particular, if you are going tent camping, prepare a checklist. And triple check it to make sure that you don’t forget anything. I have heard horror stories of people going on a tent camping trip and realizing they forgot the tent at home.
Did I tell you about the camper who forgot their tent at home on a family camping trip? That has happened. Or you might forget a flashlight or two. Thus, please make sure to double-check what you have packed with your checklist.
7. Have an awesome time.
The most important tip is to make sure that you a great time with your family. You will form stronger bonds and have lasting memories while camping.
While we live in a comfortable modern world with a smartphone for each hand, camping is a great way to bond with your children. Whether you choose to tent, RV or cabin camp all that matters is that you disconnect from your daily life for a bit and enjoy the great outdoors.
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