Nature, nature, everywhere. Family camping is one of the best vacation options available; the perks are endless. Take advantage of this frugal opportunity to slow down and spend time with your family.
Camping as a family is one of those activities that many families seem to be hesitant on, but always seem to be intrigued by. And rightfully so! Going camping with your family is an activity that is truly beyond words. It is said that…
Time family camping isn’t spent, it’s invested.
Think of camping as a way to literally “detach” from the distractions of the world. (but in a good way!) Let’s be honest…our daily lives are extremely busy and stressful. Very rarely do we get to just slow down and “be”. But when camping, it’s seriously ALL you do.
I’ve got your attention now, don’t I? If you and your family are thinking about taking a camping trip, get ready for a truly exciting journey that your family will love.
10 Priceless Perks Of Family Camping
Let’s get started on 10 awesome suggestions on why you and your family will love camping together!
1. The bonding time is constant.
And in a great way. When camping together, the time spent just relaxing allows those conversations to just flowing. It’s a great way to get back in touch with the happenings of your families everyday lives.
2. Camping creates memories.
The more that you camp together as a family, the more memories that you’ll make. Swimming, fishing, making s’mores, playing games, reading by campfire light…all priceless memories that will remain forever with you and your family.
3. You look at each other instead of your phones.
Feel like your kids may have forgotten what your face actually looks like? Trust me, you aren’t alone in this. When camping, they’ll put the phone down and put their focus on you and the other members of the family.
4. Rules are a little more lenient.
You’ll be enchanted by your kids’ passion for nature and find yourself full of Yes Moments.
Can we take off our shoes and run through the mud? Sure.
Can we jump in the waves with our clothes on? Why not.
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5. Sleeping under the stars is the best sleep that you’ll ever have.
Who needs a bedtime when camping? And the need for alarm clocks don’t even exist! Let your body tell you when you’re tired and the sunshine be your signal that it’s time to wake up.
6. Anything cooked over the fire tastes AMAZING.
And trust me, we’ve tried it all. Campfire potatoes are bomb-diggity, as are grilled cheese. (Yes, it’s totally simple to cook grilled cheese over the open fire!) And if you are feeling adventurous, let your family create some unique and fun food items to cook over the campfire to taste-test as well.
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7. Fresh air is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.
Not only are our lives stressful as adults, but kids can feel that same way as well. Give the whole family a dose of some of the most natural stress-relief out there, fresh air. Getting outside is also a great way to remind us all (kids and adults too!) the power of unplugging and connecting with the ones we love.
8. Options for activities are endless.
Hiking, biking, building fairy house, skipping rocks in the water? Yes, yes, and yes. The beautiful part about camping is that there are awesome activities just waiting for whatever you choose to do.
9. Camping shows your child that adventure awaits wherever they go.
And isn’t that what life is all about? Living each day to the fullest and having adventures together that pop up along the way sounds like a perfect way to enjoy time as a family.
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10. Your dollar seems to stretch a bit further when camping.
Truth be told, the cost of camping is super inexpensive. What other vacation can you and your family do that offers activities, lodging, and memories for less than $50/night?
If you are considering camping as a family, don’t wait. Seriously, it’s an experience that each and every family should do together at least once. Be sure to read 21 Family Camping Tips That Will Ensure An Awesome Time before your trip! The memories and the fun that is just waiting for you and your family should not be passed up on. And once you camp just one time, you may find that it becomes a family favorite tradition for everyone involved!
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