Hidden back in the state parks around America are campgrounds. A lot of people don’t even consider this as a family vacation but once you’ve tried it once, chances are, you’ll be hooked and searching for more places to go camping. This article talks about camping and how you can have a great family getaway for a very small amount of money.
Getting together as a family is the most important thing here. Exploring the outdoors and viewing nature is a great way to bond with your family. Just spending time together around the campfire and sitting at the picnic table and telling jokes can make the trip more memorable than anything else it seems. Remember to prepare for your trip and get all the fun stuff lined up to do.
Although camping is cheap, it isn’t free. There are some basic needs that you will need to pay for no matter how far the campground is away. First you’ll need to check and see what the campground offers. These are some important factors in what you’ll need to take along with you. Electricity, water, picnic table, and parking are all important aspects of a campsite. You’ll need a tent to sleep in and sleeping bags or covers to keep warm. I would also highly recommend an air mattress but you don’t have to have it. Also you’ll need food and water for the duration of the stay if water isn’t provided. Other than the campsite fees you can get by with that little.
Having activities to do while you’re there is going to be the key to the entire trip. Most parks offer activities for the families. Check the parks website for information on what is available at that park. Activities can include fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, swimming, and much more. Many parks offer some kind of nature center where you can learn about the wildlife in the area. You’ll still need to take something to do each evening such as marshmallows to roast around the campfire, board games, or a deck of cards to play games with. Get to know camping as one of your family getaways and you’ll be glad you did.