Different Strokes for Different Folks! You know what I’m talking about- every family has their own way. Their own way of camping, their own way of setting up their campsite, their own way of packing and traveling, and even their own way of choosing the perfect camping location.
Family camping can be a very memorable and fulfilling way to spend tme together. With 4 distinct seasons, 50 states in the US and too many countries to count- your options are wide open.
So how do you get started?
Let’s take a look at the 3 major aspects of choosing your perfect camping destination for your family trip, Amenities, Accommodations, and Activities.
Amenities: Some families might enjoy being fully surrounded by nature, with no other sites, campers, or infrastructure in sight. Others will enjoy, more of a ‘glamping’ experience where they can enjoy camping without ever roughing it. When looking for the perfect location for your family camping trip, think about what amenities you need, in order to be comfortable. Campgrounds come in all shapes and sizes. Some will offer basic amenities like hot showers and flush toilets, while others boast million dollar water parks and inflatable villages for the kids.
Accommodations: What will you be camping in on this trip? If your family is just starting out, tents are always an easy option. With sizes ranging from 2 people to more than 8, you can find one that suits the needs of your family composition and easily folds up into your trunk. Other options include pop-ups, and RV’s like motorhomes and fifth wheels, but don’t forget about cabins and yurts if you can find one!
Activities: Keeping the kids entertained is always a top priority, for camping families. Bikes and scooters are easy to bring along, but parks that offer hourly schedule with onsite staff can be a real life saver, especially if it’s raining! Check with your spot to determine what activities, if any, thy offer and make a point to review the schedule daily, so you know what’s happening, when!
Once you can narrow down the answers to these questions, you’ll have a pretty good idea of which campgrounds will be a good fit for your family. Choosing the right campground, after all, can make or break the whole experience!
Safe Travels & Many Adventures-