Being well-prepared for a family camping trip with the family can mean the difference between having a good time and having to spend the last few days of the trip wishing you had something you left behind. Since camping is an outdoor activity, you definitely need to make sure you bring things for your physical comfort and to keep you and your family healthy. Here are a few things you won’t want to be without at your camping site.
One of the most important things you’ll need to bring with you on your camping trip is sunscreen. Family camping resorts typically have water sports and activities like boats, lakes, pools, splash parks, and water slides. It’s really important to make sure that the whole family applies sunscreen before spending time outside, even on an overcast day to help prevent sunburns. Reapply throughout the day, especially if you’re in the water or perspiring a lot.
2. Bug spray.
Being outside all day means that you’re exposed to the sun, but it also means you’re exposed to bugs and insects like mosquitoes and ticks, even at camping resorts. Bringing a good amount of bug spray along should help protect you and your family from being bitten by insects –especially those that can carry diseases. Over a quarter of campers are under the age of 17, and about 15% are between the ages of six and 12. Look out for younger campers and make sure that they’re protected.
3. A first aid kit.
It’s also good practice to bring an all-purpose first aid kit with you when you’re camping at family campgrounds. Hiking is one of the most popular camping activities, and many other camping activities can lead to injury because of falls or accidents. It’s important to be prepared for dealing with minor injuries like cuts and scrapes, so make sure your kit has things like an antiseptic, antibiotic cream, and bandages.
Camping at family campsites isn’t exactly roughing it, especially if you’re at a resort, but it’s still important to make sure that you’re well prepared for being outdoors. Always make sure that you pack enough sunscreen, bug spray, and a well-stocked first aid kit.