If you’re looking for great ideas for future fun family vacations, camping can be great for parents and kids alike. Nearly 15% of camping participants are in the 6 to 12 age range, and over 25% are age 17 and younger — so it’s clear that kids love to go camping! If you’re planning on visiting our campgrounds in South Dakota this year, our comfortable cabins provide the perfect happy medium: you won’t have to stress about dealing with a tent but you’ll still have instant access to the great outdoors. That means the whole family can enjoy spending time together in a comfortable, fun environment. To help with your preparations, here’s a checklist of everything you need to get the most out of your stay in our cabins:
When you book your stay, you’ll make a decision about the amount and sizes of beds they need. You’ll need to bring bedding for your sleeping arrangements with you when you arrive. You’ll also need to bring towels for swimming, showering, and general use. While you’ll enjoy many amenities while here, bed linens and towels are not provided.
Plates, cutlery, and other utensils will need to be provided by you, as well. Don’t forget to bring these along with you, especially if you plan to cook or grill during your stay! Inside our cabins, you’ll be able to enjoy a microwave, refrigerator and freezer, and cooktop/oven. If you want to prepare food in the outdoors, you’ll also need to bring a grill along.
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
While you’ll enjoy our cozy cabin at night, you’ll likely still be spending a lot of time outside. Along with your other toiletries, be sure to bring bug spray and sunblock to make sure you can spend as much of the day outside as you’d like!
While you won’t be spending your nights in a tent in the dark, you’ll still want to bring along a flashlight or two, as well as a lighter, matches, batteries, citronella candles, or even festive tiki lights. Not only will these keep everyone safe, but they’ll allow you to build a fire, cook food, and enjoy the summer night outside.
- Swim gear and games
At our Sioux Falls campgrounds, we have an awesome heated swimming pool and spa, so be sure to bring your suit! Don’t forget your sunglasses, goggles, hat, or swim shoes. For days when the weather isn’t ideal, pack some games or indoor activities to pass the time.
Even if you visit during the peak of summer, you’ll still need to be prepared for unexpected weather. The nights can get a bit chilly, so you’ll want to bring layers along. And when those summer rainstorms occur, you’ll definitely want to have a rain poncho and waterproof shoes. If you tend to get cold at night, a warm sweatshirt or fuzzy robe and slippers can be helpful.
Don’t wait to book your summer camping vacation. To find out more about our amenities we have available, please contact us today!