To ensure a safe and enjoyable camping trip, here are essential questions to ask yourself when planning your family's outdoor adventure.
Camping with kids is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family and offers many opportunities to introduce them to nature. Plan ahead with these tips to get your kids ready especially if it's going to be their first camping night.
How to Get Kids Ready
You can prepare your child for a camping trip by first taking a few day trips to state parks for hiking, swimming, and cookouts.
Sleeping outside can be a little scary for even the bravest kids. Set up your tent in the living room or backyard and have a family "sleep-out" before the actual trip.
When you're ready for a full-fledged camping trip, get your child involved in shopping for camping equipment, helping plan the food you'll bring, and helping to decide what to pack.
Plan to arrive at your campsite early in the day, so you can set up camp and let your kids get acclimated during daylight.