As a kid, we camped all the time. My dad made sure of it, and my mom loved it in her way, too. Nowadays she demands a cabin with a hot tub, but i think we’ll get her in a tent again soon enough. 😉 My favorite memories of childhood are from those days. Splashing around in the creek (we always camped by the water) while my dad wrestled with the tent stakes and mom got the food organized. To this day, there is still no meal like one cooked on an open fire…But you guys know that.
In just two weeks, we’ll be taking our kids camping for the first time, in the same North Georgia mountains I grew up visiting, right beside a creek of course. The kids are 8, 6, and 4, so it’s long overdue, considering my parents started bringing us camping before we even had teeth. So many feelings of nostalgia are popping up as we plan this trip, and I want to inspire the kids to love it as much as I always have.
Today I was browsing the web for some tips and came across a few great camping “hacks”. Pretty much everything has a hack version of it these days, but the camping ones prove to be some of the most creative. Some things I definitely want to include in our trip:
Cinnamon rolls in orange peels! Totally for the kids…totally.
I’m no newbie to camping, but I do love using new ideas, especially kid-friendly ones. Family camping is such a tradition-heavy activity, and everyone who does it seems to have their own “things”. So, I’m asking you guys…What would you add to the list? What do your kids love the most about camping that we can share with ours? Let’s compile a giant list of all the best things we do while camping, because the only thing better than creating new traditions is passing them on. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, and Happy Camping!