Camping is a great activity and a classic way to spend time with family in the great outdoors. However, camping is also a lot of work and requires thorough planning – especially if you are making the trip with the young ones. luckily, there are several ways to make the camping less stressful and more fun.
Here are some camping hacks to try:
Arrange a scavenger hunt
There are many activities to enjoy in the outdoors including fishing, hiking, campfires, and biking. However, regardless of the numerous things to do, the children of the family are bound to get bored at some point. And we all know that bored children equal to cranky and sometimes tantrum-throwing kids.
To reduce the chances of ‘breakdowns’ arrange a scavenger hunt for the kids (and even adults) with a nature theme. Don’t forget to keep small gifts or rewards for the person who finds the most items!
Bring a rug
Yes, you must have a lot of camping gear already and adding another one might be an extra hassle. However, most campers complain of dust that accumulates inside the tent, making the sleeping area uncomfortable and of course…messy.
To reduce the amount of dust that ends up in your tent, bring along a rug that you can place in such a way that it covers both the inside and outside area of the tent. This way you and your family members can wipe their feet before and after getting out of the tent to control the dust and dirt.
Easy breakfast options
Often parents complain about spoiled food during camping. Preparing meals can also be problematic since you have to take many different ingredients for one dish. you can minimize the issue by pre-mixing items for dishes and freezing them to avoid spoilage.
For example, if you have kids who enjoy pancakes, prepare the batter ahead of time and freeze them in plastic bags or mason jar. They also work as ice packs and you can thaw them when you want to use.
Another breakfast option is scrambled eggs. Simply crack a few eggs in a large mason jar and keep them in your cooler. Shake the jar rigorously to mix the eggs when you want to prepare the scrambled eggs.
Take along bubbles
Another way to minimize boredom in kids of all ages is to bring along bubbles for them. Bubbles are a great activity for young children who enjoy both: blowing and chasing the bubbles. They are also available in various styles such as blowers, guns, and even extra-large makers.
Solar powered string lights
You can perk up your camping area by using solar powered string lights during the night. just wrap them around trees and inside your tents for an appealing outlook. Buy a couple of lights in different lengths and light up your area.
At dedicated campgrounds near me, you will find most amenities that will keep you and your family comfortable. However, taking some extra sources of entertainment for the kids will definitely add a fun element to the whole trip. Happy camping!