Thursday, January 28, 2016

How To Get Your Kids Excited About Your Camping Trip

Now the holidays are over, and some more normality has come back into your life, it’s time to start thinking about your next family vacation. If you’re tired of always going to the same resort in the same place year after year, it might be time for a change. Camping is a fabulous vacation choice as it is suitable for all ages and encourages spending time outdoors. But if your kids have never experienced camping before it may be difficult for them to get excited about it. So to get your kids counting down the days till your trip use this guide to help you.

Encourage electronics

The world we live in is obsessed with technology. So placing a ban on all smartphones and Ipads won’t make the trip sound very appealing. Especially to your older children who probably have their own devices. Encourage them to bring their electronics and use them to document your trip by taking photographs each day. They may also come in handy if the weather takes a turn for the worst. These electronics can keep everybody entertained until the rain and wind passes. Also, plan some fun age-appropriate activities to keep everyone busy and engaged each day. You could go for a hike, visit a local theme park or go for a bike ride. It will be hard for them to spend all weekend looking at a screen when you’re all having this much fun.

Allow them to bring a friend

If you aren’t camping too far away, you could invite one of your kid’s friend’s to come with you on your trip. This will feel like a special treat and get your children excited about their camping adventure. They can share the same tent and spend time playing outside together, which will add to the vacation’s appeal. Only do this if your budget allows and if you have the space available to take an extra one or two people. Make sure you discuss your plans with the child’s parents beforehand. This is so they know where you are going and what activities you are planning on doing.

Get them involved

Unlike other holidays where you have to plan everything, camping encourages involvement. So let them help you find suitable RV’s for sale online or in newspapers that they would love to stay in. Or let them pick the colour of their tent, camping chair and backpack. Having their own camping gear will make them more interested and intrigued by the idea of staying outside. You can also assign each member of your family a task that they must do while you are away. This should be determined by age but could include cleaning up the camp, looking after the fire or helping with the cooking. This will get them involved in every aspect of the camping experience and teach them some fantastic life skills.

No matter what age your children are, it will be hard for them not to get excited if you use these suggestions. Why not try pitching a tent in your yard to boost their excitement for your vacation even more.

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