Camping with children promises to bring fun not only for children but for all the family members. However, if you are doing this for the first time, then there is a possibility that things might not go the way you want. So, in order to avoid disaster, here are 5 essentials that must be looked into carefully while camping with kids.
- Start Early
It is always better to start early because enough time equals more fun! Make sure you reach the camp site early enough in day so that setting up the camp won’t become a major hurdle. It is always easier to set up the camp in daylight then during dark. And once you set up the camp, there should be enough time to freshen up, before lightning up the campfire.
- Plan Ahead
Better stay home then to go for a miserable camping trip. A smooth camping always demands the right amount of preparation. Start planning early enough and be very careful while choosing the camp site. A good camp site in the one which is dry and has got plenty of attractions. Make sure you camp light with not lots of stuff or your going to spend your holiday carrying things, Remember pack light or get a camping trolley or 2!
When it comes to camping, don’t just come up with a plan at last moment and go for it especially when camping with kids. Trust me; you don’t want to face the consequences of not planning ahead!
- Take plenty of food and drinks
Having plenty of food and drinks for everyone ensures that if emergency comes, nobody has to starve. Especially when you’re going camping with your kids, due to all the travelling and physical work like setting the camp, gathering woods, children tend to get hungry very often. Also remember, Camping is not camping without traditional camp foods.
So if you want your camping trip with your kids to a success, then food is something you don’t want to miss out on!
- Avoid taking lots of gadgets
If the children have gadgets, then it is obvious that they’ll spend most of their time using them and the lesson that you want to teach them, might not be clear enough.
So make sure only you carry any gadgets or phones in case of emergency and also you have plenty of fun things to do so that your children do not get bored.
- Come up with activities in advance
So if you’re not allowing your children to take gadgets, you need to have plenty of activities to do. Games like scavenger hunt can be played with your family to kill boredom.
While on camping trip, tell you kids to collect some natural beauty like pretty leaves, wild flowers etc. Art and crafts are also a great way of passing time if the kids are worn out or if the weather is not cooperating.
So there it is forward planning is the key.