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Family Camping: Connect with Your Loved Ones in A Fun Way

Family Camping: Connect with Your Loved Ones in A Fun Way

In these day and age families are often too busy to spend time together like before. But, that doesn’t mean they’re fractured or in the bring of falling apart, but that each member has their own obligations so when it comes to family time, things often get postponed and then eventually, canceled. But, there are activities that can make the family come together. Some of them require more planning than others, but that doesn’t mean that they are less fun. One of them is a family camping trip as it allows the family to come together and enjoy some time off while also being out of comfort zone. So, for that reason, here’s a list of tips that will help you organize everything:

First, make sure that everyone’s onboard

First, make sure that everyone’s onboard

Some people aren’t outdoor types, that’s a fact, and for them spending a weekend outside can be a bit uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s important to check with everyone involved before you start organizing the trip. If there are people in your family who don’t enjoy being outdoors, maybe it’s best to go to a camping site that has some amenities than to spend time in the wilderness. Having a family meeting prior to the trip can be a great way to discuss everything and make sure that everyone’s on board.

Consider your own backyard

Consider your own backyard

If you own a big property with a large backyard, then there’s no need to travel far. Besides, a backyard camping can be an exciting adventure, while also having a shower and a toilet nearby (inside your own home). Setting a campfire and making hot dogs and marshmallows over a hot grill can relieve warm childhood memories or simply create new ones that will bring the family together for years to come. With backyard camping, there’s no need to look for a remote location and bring a lot of stuff, which makes it much more convenient for those who are too busy in their day-to-day lives.

If you’re traveling, make sure you have everything you need

If you’re traveling, make sure you have everything you need

Still, if the backyard seems too close, then going somewhere else is always an option. Again, it’s important to choose the right location that suits everyone, not just you. After you find your perfect camping spot, it’s time to start packing. What you’re going to bring largely depends on your needs and the duration of your trip, but it’s necessary to point out that there is no camping without a tent, sleeping bags, a flashlight, a box of safety matches, first aid kit, food, water bottles, and some hygienic products. Plus, if you’re going in a camper, you should consider getting one or two coast caravan privacy screens so your family can be safe from the harsh sun and have some extra peace. Maybe privacy isn’t your top concern when packing for a camping trip, but you’ll definitely want to be a bit secluded from prying eyes, especially during the nighttime.

Plan your time while camping

Plan your time while camping

Setting up a tent and preparing food is one thing, but about the rest of your camping trip?. Toddlers can be especially difficult, as they need constant supervision and entertainment. Even slightly older kids will get bored after a while and start demanding a phone or a tablet. If you’ve planned gadget-free camping, then it’s necessary to bring playing cards, board games, coloring books, and sports equipment. Aside from these, there are also good old games such as Scavenger’s hunt, duck, duck goose and Noah’s ark that will keep everyone entertained till the bedtime.

Use camping time to truly bond

Use camping time to truly bond

For some people, camping with family can be an excuse to just get away for a bit and change their routine. But, if you really want to connect with your loved ones, then you must use that time to reconnect, have fun, play games, and most importantly, talk to each other. Don’t overburden yourself with a lot of responsibilities, instead, feel free to delegate tasks to other family members, and then use some free time to bond. Maybe it’ll be a bit hard in the beginning, but if you all learn to compromise, chances are you will have an amazing time together!

Going camping is a perfect way to spend time with your loved ones in a fun atmosphere that can also be filled with action and adventure. Just make sure to discuss all the details before the trip itself, so everyone will have a chance to contribute. Also, don’t forget to pack all the necessities so you will be able to relax and have a carefree camping experience.

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Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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About the author:

Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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