Why Camping Makes a Great Family Vacation

There’s a reason why so many people choose camping as their form of vacation every year: it’s great! Camping is something fun to be enjoyed amongst friends and family, and even alone.

However, going as a family is especially beneficial because it gives your family a unique opportunity to bond together and enjoy building special memories.  There’s nothing quite like a camping trip to create experiences that will be cherished forever.

If you’re thinking about heading on a family vacation soon, then take a look at why camping is an excellent choice.

Life Skills

Camping offers the unique opportunity to learn how to find for yourself in the great outdoors. Unlike the cozy comfort of a hotel or a resort, camping offers the chance to get into nature without the luxuries of modern life.

Camping provides a chance to learn things like fishing, using a firearm, and even starting a fire. Although you might like to think that you’ll never need things like this, the truth is that you never know what could happen. It’s better to be prepared than clueless.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to protect yourself or find your own food, camping can offer you the chance to learn the skills.

Strengthening Relationships

When you are camping, there are fewer distractions that keep you separated from your loved ones. Most families admit that in their day to day lives, they are more distracted by things like televisions, phones, and tablets.

Without a wifi signal or screens to distract, you’re left to interact more than ever. Rather than self-isolating through technology, your family has the chance to enjoy moments of laughter and joy. Your children will fondly remember these special moments when they had your undivided attention.

Great Exercise

If you’re camping the way that you’re supposed to go camping, then you will likely be walking a lot. If you decide to camp in the wilderness, chances are that you’ll have to hike a way to get to your campsite.

Yet even if you decide to stay on a campground with other campers, chances are that it will be quite large. Getting from one end of the campsite to the other can often be miles. Rather than spending a vacation sitting on a beach chair the whole time, your family will be on their feet and active.

Yummy Camping Food

There’s nothing like some camping food that will bring back camping nostalgia any time your kids eat it for the rest of their lives.

From twig-roasted marshmallows melted into gooey s’ mores, to hot dogs and burgers charbroiled on an open fire, there’s nothing like camping food!