How to Make Your Family Camping Trip Memorable

Camping trips are one of the best bonding moments for families. There are so many activities and things to do, and even the simple ones are always fun as long as you’re around the people who love you. Singing around the campfire, eating s’mores,  telling stories, hiking, biking, and a lot more exciting things. 

How to Make Your Family Camping Trip Memorable

If you don’t want to risk your family camping by trial and error, here are some tips on how to make camping fun and rewarding for you and your kids. 

3 Ways to Make Your Family Camping Trip Memorable

1. Be Prepared

Planning is very essential especially when little kids are involved, everything should be prepared ahead of time for kids are very sensitive. You should pick a destination fit for your family, pack all the necessary things needed for both you and your kids, all of the special things needed for health or hygiene should be packed ahead of time. If you are going on a long drive and would want to make it more memorable, consider a motorhome rental, this camper van makes it easy for you and your children, it makes the travel journey fun for them.

It is also efficient since you can go and stop anywhere and also have the space to sleep and no need to bother pitching tents that are not ideal in different types of weather. Bring flashlights, batteries, water, and insect repellents too, as they are the most common thing to bring for camping. 

2. Prepare Fun Activities

Make sure you plan some sort of age-appropriate recreational activity. It will give you time and opportunities to teach your children about nature, while also bonding with them. You can also bring books and board games that you can read and do while everyone is relaxing. Most campsites offer plenty of activities like kayaking, biking, hiking, and playing in the water. And sitting around a campfire while telling a story might sound cliche, but it’s the best time to share family memories of camping during years past or during your own childhood. This can stick to your children’s minds and they might even tell this to their family of their own in the future, and make them continue the tradition. 

3. Make Sure You Have Good Food

Hungry little children while camping will definitely lead to disaster. Therefore, you should pack the food that your children want. You can also bring small snacks like crackers, biscuits, granola bars, and finger foods to keep them from being hungry. You can also make them involved in the cooking process, it will be a fun experience for them. Another bonus point in camping is the campfire, you can put things on sticks like hot dogs, marshmallows, barbecue, and kebabs. Your kids will appreciate what they cook and you could use extra help while doing lots of things.

Planning in advance can make a lot of difference for a fun family camping experience. Most importantly for active and finicky kids, you should plan ahead of time, be prepared, and then have fun! Nothing is more memorable than spending your time with your family. 

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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