The Great Outdoors: 5 Ways to Make Your Family Camping Trip Enjoyable

It’s important to create amazing memories as a family. Whether it’s a family date night or a trip to the local amusement park, the time you spend with your family is valuable. Invest in amazing experiences and it will help you all remain close to one another. One great way to do this is through family trips. If you haven’t already done so, consider taking a family trip together each summer. In order to make this happen, remember the following tips.


Prepare Your Housing Accommodations

There are so many options to consider when you looking for lodging. If you and your family prefer to be indoors, find outdoor parks and camping trails that have rental cabins. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, you all can pitch tents and enjoy sleeping underneath the stars. If you prefer a customized option, camper trailers are amazing for families and will allow you to do a lot of your cooking, preparation and sleeping in a luxurious way.


Create an Amazing Menu

When you’re camping, you have to consider the preservation of your food. While it’s good to have options like pre-packaged foods, you don’t want to survive solely on that. This is why it’s good to purchase coolers, ice and refrigerated devices to help you keep your food cool. Use an outdoor grill to prepare delicious burgers, vegetables and more. If you decide to go fishing at any point during your trip, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh fish at dinner time. Also, it’s nice to include treats like s’mores. S’mores are a popular favorite for times around the bonfire.


Remember to Put Safety First

Make sure that you have the necessary safety equipment in case anything goes wrong. A first aid kit is standard. It’s also important to know the contact numbers for the nearest emergency stations. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby if you decide to start bonfires.


CampingPlan Your Entertainment

While spontaneity is encouraged, plan the activities you’d like to enjoy once you finish setting up the campgrounds. If you guys want to go swimming, hiking or fishing, make sure you have the necessary items to make those experiences happen.


Invite Company

Have fun with your family and consider inviting other people along. Whether it’s extended family or family friends, the more the merrier. Remember to take lots of pictures and video footage to preserve the memories.


While the process of planning might seem overwhelming, know that it will help your trip run smoothly. As you prepare a contingency plan, remember that you’ll be able to breathe deeply and fully enjoy your family once you’re on the trip. This is because you’ll have the reassurance that everything is taken care of.



About the Author:

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. Twitter: @LizzieWeakley Facebook:


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