Should you really go tent camping with a kid or is it too risky and dangerous? No it isn’t, and I will be explaining everything that you need to know and showing you exactly how to camp with a kid in this article.
From before you embark on your journey, all the way to the campsite and what to do when you are there, you will find everything that needs to be done in this post. Enjoy 🙂
Why You Should Go Camping With Your Kids
In a world full of neglected kids and parents who simply can’t find the time to spend with them, we need to make as much time as possible to have fun with them and create unbreakable bonds.
Because they literally do grow up fast, which is all the more reason to have as much fun with them while they are still young and living at home.
Mother Nature has amazing views and beautiful sounds, so you can both experience the great outdoors while having fun playing activities or games and bonding at the same time.
Before The Camping Trip
Include Them In Everything
Don’t do everything alone, be enthusiastic about going camping, and include them in everything that needs to be done.
Preparing the meals, packing the car, packing their bags. This will make them more happy about embarking on an outdoor journey even more!
See What Activities They Want To Do
Furthermore, ask them what they would like to do at the campsite, what games they want to play or what landmarks or places they would like to see on the way to the campsite.
This will make them even more excited in going camping before you even get there.
Arriving At The Campsite
Again, Include Them In The Setup Process
#1 Tip, don’t let them run rampant. Make sure they help with setting everything up, such as tent pitching, setting up the kitchen area and collecting firewood for the campfire.
This will not only make your life easier because you have extra hands, but it will stop them from wandering off. And we all know how stressful it is when you have to constantly tell them to stay near you or the campsite.
After Arrival – What To Do Next?
Keep Them Entertained
The whole trip is suppose to be fun and memorable. Entertain the kids by playing games and doing outdoor activities, an adventure into the wilderness is a great choice. Here’s a good list of fun activities.
Don’t Neglect Safety
Safety should always be used, however I decided to mention it here because at the campsite, this is where it’s most important. My family safety tips is highly recommended for you to read!
A great part of camping is enjoying the time around the campfire as you tell ghost stories, sing songs, play an instrument, or just play games. Here’s how me and my kids enjoy the cozy campfire nights.
A Final Word
Your tent is one of, if not thee most important item that you will need to take on your trip. It can mean the difference between waking up bone dry, or waking up at 3 a.m with your tent full of water and everything soaked.
You and your families safety should not be taken lightly, an awesome trip can soon turn into a disaster without a good tent. A lot of times people overlook the importance of this and end up having a bad experience.
Don’t let this happen to you, especially when you have kids involved.
The key to a successful trip with the kids is to make fun a #1 priority, because the second they get bored you will not hear the end of it, especially when all they can’t stop thinking about is that stupid Ipad at home that they are always on.
It is 2016, almost 2017, and not many families can get out and camp with their kids in the great outdoors.
A lot of the times it’s because they are solo mothers, but that still doesn’t stop many women I know that are working mothers, who STILL find time to camp with their kids.
Anyway, we are getting off track here. Final word – Keep it fun and entertained and your kids will always want to go again.
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