One thing is for sure — there might be fun for the whole family out there, but it can be pretty difficult to find. With children of varying ages and interests (not to mention a parents desire to unwind), finding the perfect vacation for the whole family can be pretty tough. It gets even harder when you factor in timing, distance, and budgets.
Of all the many options for how to spend your off time with your family, camping is one of the best out there. Indeed, although fathers are the most likely to take a someone camping for the first time, roughing it out in cabins, tents, or RVs is a great option for everyone. Reconnecting with nature can be a very valuable way to bond with family members, and by choosing the right campsite, there is no shortage of fun to be had. Some family friendly campgrounds offer boating, pools, lakes, water splash parts, and giant water slides. In addition to hiking, there may be mini-golf, basketball and volleyball activities.
But still, sometimes none of those things quite hit the spot. Check out these suggestions for what to do on your family vacation:
Set some goals as a family, and give your vacation some direction. For instance, maybe you want to reach the summit of at least three peaks during your time camping, identify 40 species of birds, or learn a few essential survival skills, There is a reason the Boy Scouts are so timeless — it’s fun to learn about the outdoors!
As a family, it might be beautiful to create something in the wilderness. Without harming nature, you can create some art on the forest floor by arranging leaves or flowers, a fairy village from found objects, or a fort out of fallen branches and sticks. Building a small dam in a stream may even help you catch some fish!
From classics like tag or hide-and-seek, to word association games and board games, playing will help you build relationships with your family and pass the times, either in your cabins or tents during a rainstorm, or as you ascend a mountain.
There is no reason why family camping vacations shouldn’t be magical and relaxing! Book your site at family campgrounds today.