Before you go camping with friends or family, you should remember that there’s more than one way to make a s’more. As a matter of fact, it’s actually a great idea to talk to everyone that will be going along on the camping trip. Do this in advance of the trip, and approach everyone individually. Simply ask them how they like to make their s’mores. You don’t even have to do this in-person; just a text, phone call, or email will suffice. [Read more…]
A long road trip with the kids can be a challenge. Everyone is excited to get to their destination and some may become restless when they have to sit for a long period of time. There may be squabbles coming out of the backseat, whining, crying and many more things that will make the trip less memorable. Well, here are some of the top car trip games you can play with your kids to keep them distracted in the car. [Read more…]
Lots of people like to camp in groups and we love watching them have the time of their lives with close friends and family.
Some of the advantages are that group camping is kid-friendly, affordable, memorable, and the work can be shared so that everyone gets a chance for some down time. [Read more…]
Kids know how to enjoy the camping experience. They are naturals at it. Most of them, within 15 minutes of arrival, are exploring the campground and setting their sights on what adventures they plan for their stay. They will get plenty of fresh air when they are here and should sleep very well. We see lots of parents leave the campfire carrying sleeping kids who’ve had a full day of fun and couldn’t stay awake a minute longer. [Read more…]
You will have your share of burgers, steaks, and S’mores when you’re camping and that’s part of the fun. They are familiar foods we eat when enjoying time with others and we look forward to enjoying them guilt-free. You can incorporate healthy offerings along with your old favorites when you’re camping. [Read more…]
Halloween is the best time for making fun treats and using your imagination. People love snacking on something at the many Halloween and Fall Festival events you’re sure to be invited to. Next time you have to bring something you can try these. They are sure to be a hit. [Read more…]
We love to see the kids get started camping as soon as possible. The fresh air and relaxed atmosphere is good for them and for the parents, too. Plenty of parents bring babies who are only months old and they just have to do a little extra planning to make it a great experience.
You won’t be able to bring their crib along with you but there are a lot of baby sleeping options available these days. You may even be able to borrow something from a friend or family member to try before you buy. As long as baby is in a bed with soft sides and perhaps provides a net to keep mosquitoes away, the little one will sleep like a – well, you know – a baby. [Read more…]
We all understand that being outside, breathing fresh air, exercising, and getting away from our daily responsibilities is good for our health. But there are other health benefits we get from camping that we may not be able to quite put our finger on.
Sleep. Life is busy. Our schedules are busy. Kids have practice, we have meetings, the house has to be cleaned, bills have to be paid, cars need to be maintained. All these thoughts circle our brain as we try to drift off to sleep at home and we frequently end up sleeping fitfully rather than fully. After a couple of nights in the campground you may find that you have slept; really slept, and it feels good. [Read more…]
Getting ready for your camping trip is probably easier if you do it yourself but involving the kids can be a great way of getting them excited about all of it. Depending on their ages, there are lots of activities they can help with from the planning phase to the packing up and going home phase.
Kids can help with the packing and planning. They can help decide what will be needed and what containers to pack things in. They can decide what toys and games would be best to bring along and can help decide much of the food that will be eaten on your trip. [Read more…]
Camping is the time to get outdoors and have some fun. You can shed the winter clothes and wear your favorite shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. You spend time in the pool, or just out visiting with your neighbors. You can finally soak up some of that good old vitamin D. Sometimes, you may find that too much time outdoors, too quickly, can be a good way to get sunburned. [Read more…]