Camping is a great way to spend exclusive time with your kids; however, you need to plan wisely to make your trip fun for the entire family. We will share a few tips to help your family enjoy spending time together.
When planning any camping trip, you need to decide what you are going to eat. You want your kids to enjoy your time together, however, you want your kids to eat healthy while camping. One of the best meals to create when camping with kids is potato packets. To make potato packets simply take a piece of tin foil and fold to form a pocket. Then, quarter some new potatoes, dice some carrots add these along with a couple of tablespoons of whole kernel corn to the pocket you created. Spoon in two tablespoons of butter on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle your favorite herbs on top of the butter and fold the top of the packet over to seal. Place each packet on your grill or along the sides of your campfire and cook for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. Serve this alongside some grilled chicken for a well rounded dinner.
Going camping with your kids is a great time to create lasting memories so be sure to plan some fun activities. Come up with a family activity like a scavenger hunt. If you have younger children who cannot read, make simple drawings of each item on the list. If you have older children, make the scavenger hunt challenging, such as catching a trout in a nearby stream. The sky is the limit when it comes to scavenger hunts.
Camping at a campground offers you many amenities that you do not have when camping in the countryside. For example, many campgrounds have bath houses for showers. Additionally, many campgrounds have an on-site laundromat along with swimming pools.
When camping in a campground, talk to the other campers. You might just develop a lifelong friendship with campers who share the same interests as you do. Additionally, other campers may know of interesting places around the campground.
Take a camera with you when you go camping. This will allow you to capture memories. Most kids love taking photographs, so pick up inexpensive digital cameras or disposable cameras for each of your children. Once you come home, choose the best photographs and make a scrapbook with your kids.
Pack plenty of clothes when you go camping. Kids love getting dirty, so you need to pack accordingly. Most experienced campers pack two changes of clothes for each day they will be camping. If you have small children, you may want to pack up to four outfits per day per child.
Camping with kids is one of the best ways to create memories. Most kids crave time with their family and camping offers a great way to get away from the busyness of life and concentrate on your kids. Remember all of the above tips the next time you go camping to ensure a fuss-free camping trip.