Social distancing has made family vacations look a little different this year. Families are trading their plans of staying in a 5-star resort to camping! Whether you plan to head to a local campground or hop in an RV to travel the country, even the savviest of campers should be prepared. Our guide to summer camping is here to help have the best summer camping trip possible.
Camping has evolved over the years and today there are many different options to choose from: tent camping, RV camping and even glamping.
Tent camping is the most traditional type of camping. Just find a camping spot, pitch your tent and spend a few days enjoying the outdoors. You can choose to camp in a campsite in a park, in the woods, on a beach, or even in your backyard (perfect for little ones not ready for a long camping trip). Check out KOA to find some tent camping sites near you...
RV camping is great for those seeking a little more comfort. Since it's like having a house on wheels, RV camping has amenities that tent camping doesn't - your own bathroom, protection from the heat/cold, better cooking facilities like your own fridge or stove. Get inspired by RV Share's 10 Best RV Destinations in the United States.
Glamorous camping (aka Glamping) is perfect for those that want to enjoy nature, but without sacrificing any comfort. Glamp in a beautiful tent, tee pee or even a tree-house. Or stay in a caboose, bubble, tiny house or an airstream. Many families love glamping because there's less hassle of trying to get everything packed for a campsite and there's no tent to pitch. It's the best of both worlds since you still get to enjoy the beauty of nature. Check out GlampingHub to plan your summer camping trip...
The whole point of camping is to spend time together as a family while exploring nature. So, leave the electronics at home or stowed away in the car. Younger kids might feel more comfortable with a familiar toy, so do bring their favorite toy or stuff animal.
Make your kids a fun camping kit and fill it with fun special camping items like glow sticks, kid-sized flashlights, magnifying glasses for exploring nature up-close and personal! Adventure Protocol has a great list of the Best Kids Camping Gear...
While you don't want to over pack, you should plan to dress in layers. Even during hot summer days, temperatures can drop quickly at night. Pack at least a lightweight sweater and a wind breaker. For babies, consider an extra layer since they don't move around as much and get colder faster. Read more about what to wear to go camping in the summer...
Camping is the perfect opportunity for family bonding and creating memories that last a lifetime. Nature is one of the best teachers and a great way for your kids to learn important life-skills like how to start a fire. They also learn to understand and appreciate nature while learning through exploration.
But being outdoors also means a lot of dirt and messy kids. And regardless of how prepared you are, things might not go as planned. Try to go with the flow, be flexible and be patient. Camping is for relaxing, so leave the schedule at home.
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We hope that wherever and however you go camping this summer, that your family has the best time! Share your camping photos with us, #happitummifamily.
"Wilderness is not a luxury but the necessity of the human spirit." - Edward Abbey
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August 23, 2020