GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted June 2nd,


    Camping with the Kids


    Happy Camper Blog



    Camping is a great vacation option for families
    because it gives you a chance to spend real quality time together. But as
    with all family vacations, camping requires some planning and preparation to
    ensure you get the most out of your


    are some tips from our family camping gurus to make sure your trip is

    Make a List and Check it

    Camping requires a little more gear than your
    standard trip, so start making your list a few weeks in advance. As you plan
    your travel gear, think in categories — like kitchen equipment, sleeping
    space, entertainment, and more — to keep things manageable and

    Plan Together
    Get the
    kids excited for your camping trip by involving them in the planning process.
    Some parents may want to give their kids a chance to vote on the vacation
    destination, while others are more comfortable letting their kids handle
    smaller tasks like choosing a vacation activity, packing their backpack or
    planning a dinner menu. Even giving them some reading materials about their
    destination will help pique their

    Practice Makes Perfect Camping
    If you
    plan to tent camp and your kids are first-timers, do a trial run in your
    backyard before you go. Make the experience as realistic as possible by
    grabbing some sleeping bags and setting up a tent so your kids get
    comfortable with spending the night under the stars. This test run is also
    great for adults, giving you a chance to refine your camping checklist during
    your backyard staycation.

    Create a Home Away from

    Let the kids help set up the campsite so they feel at
    home in the great outdoors. Depending on their age, kids can assist in
    sweeping the site, setting up the tent, unpacking gear and more. Then make
    sure everyone has duties to keep the campsite clean and comfortable and the
    group well-fed throughout the stay.

    Have Fun and

    Camping offers so many different kinds of
    experiences these days that you won’t have to try too hard to learn something
    new. From boating and outdoor excursions to culinary events and more,
    campgrounds offer a full slate of activities designed to teach and entertain
    all day long.