Are you debating a camping trip this year? Wondering if it is worth it to take your family on a camping trip. Is it worth the stress, packing, and planning? What if things don’t go as planned will it still be worth it? Camping has many benefits from great new experiences to improved confidence and health you won’t be sorry when you go on a camping trip. Here are 7 great reasons to take your family camping this year.
7 Reasons to Take Your Family Camping
Family bonding. In today’s world of technology, we often find ourselves lacking in family bonding time. What was once family time now involves each member of the family on their own device. A camping trip is just the way to break the cycle. Pick a site WITHOUT electricity for the weekend and watch your family pull out their phones less and less when they realize they are about to die and the only way to charge them is to ask you for the key to the car. Better yet take the car chargers out before you leave the house!
Basic survival skills. Camping is the perfect time to teach your child basic survival skills. Learn to pitch a tent, read a map, start a fire, fish for food, and cook on an open fire. While you may not foresee your child needing these skills, they may come in handy for your child one day. You never know when a disaster will strike, and your community will find themselves in need of basic survival skills.
Build confidence in your children. Something about accomplishing the basics like pitching a tent builds a child’s confidence. They walk away feeling like they really did something. Because well they did.
Earn a badge. If your child is in any of the major scouting programs your summer camping trip can help your child earn a badge or two. Look through all of your child’s outdoor badges and see what things you can plan into your camping trip to help them learn and grow while you spend some quality time together.
Camping is full of hands-on educational opportunities. Many national parks that offer camping also offer some fantastic lessons for your child. Go see the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, or even go mining for diamonds. Spend nights out under the stars learning about the wonders your child can see in the sky. Don’t forget to do your JR Ranger books at each National Park.
Have a vacation for less. Camping is a much cheaper way to get out on vacation instead of spending money on hotel rooms. When you have a larger group, this is even more of a savings. Camping is an amazing way to get out to new places without breaking the bank. You can camp nearly anywhere you want to go, even at Disney.
It’s good for your health. If you’re still looking for a reason to go camping, how about the fact that camping is good for your health. All of that fresh air, exercise, and time away from life’s stressors goes a long way to making you feel better, less stressed, and improve your overall health.
What do you think is the best reason to take your family camping?
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