Most of my childhood vacations were spent camping with my mom and dad. Actually, some of my funniest memories come from those vacations.
Highlights: when my brother found a tick between his toes and three fleas in his hair, and then we got caught in a rainstorm and had to camp out in our suburban the remaining two nights. Keep in mind that all of this hilarity came at the expense of things going horribly wrong. Today’s infographic goes over the necessary things to consider to avoid trouble for you and your kids.
First things first, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Yes, camping at Big Bend National Park in Texas sounds like a dream come true, but doing so May through September will mean you”ll have to battle the sweltering Texas heat while trying to entertain a bunch of children. Doesn’t sounds like a fun time to me. Researching the average temperatures and looking up what facilities the campsite offers is a simple way to outsmart anything that Mother Nature or bored children might throw your way.
Preparing a checklist of essential items will also help you avoid any disasters that might arise, such as a sudden illness or a bad encounter with poison ivy. Also, don’t forget toilet paper. We ran out once, and it’s not much fun when all you’re thinking about is your toilet back home.
If your kid is still hesitant about the outdoor, there are also a ton of fun activities to try ranging from star gazing, fort building, to scavenger hunts. You can also figure out how to choose a tent, and give survival tips to your kids in case they wander off into the wilderness. You might also want to think about how you’re going to get there -perhaps via campervan? Always be prepared!