The idea of camping with kids especially the small ones is a big no-no for many campers. Even if they are your own kids you will still be in the favor of not taking them with you on your camping trip.
The reason behind this logic is simple. It’s hard to handle kids and most of the kids are simply annoying.
Obviously, you are going on such a trip to finally get a relaxing, as well as adventurous feeling and kids on your trip, will simply be a nightmare.
Well to some extent this logic is justifiable but in most of the cases taking your kids along with you on a camping trip is extremely beneficial for you as well as your kids.
Yes, it is hard to handle kids but you would do pretty well if you follow a few simple tips on the basic concept of camping with kids. And trust me by doing this your problems will probably reduce at least by 50%!
Benefits Of Camping With Kids
There are 2 perspectives to benefits of camping with kids.
Broadly, these are:
The Adult Side
On the adult side, the answer is pretty simple. The single most benefit of camping with kids is that your trip gets much more enjoying than before if you handle your kids and follow the same at camping too. This is because kids have that amazing flare of enjoying all the time in them which ultimately leads to your enjoyment as well.
But if your kids are too much into latest gadgets such as iPad or smartphones then it will be in your as well as your kids best interest to leave them behind at your home.
Sticking to such areas is okay once in a while but if it exceeds that limit then it is definitely not okay.
The Kids Side
A camping trip provides a number of benefits to kids. If we make a list on this topic then I am sure that it will be a huge one but due to limited time and space, I will keep this list broad and short.
Camping provides 3 major benefits to children which are:
#1. Ultimate Source Of Entertainment
For each and every kid, a camping trip is full of joy, fun, and adventure. For them (if they have their desired company along with them) a camping trip is an ultimate source of entertainment which usually lasts for a fairly long period of time. It helps them to relieve the stress as well get their mind freshened up.
Plus they also get a way to make new memories which are just ideal for any kid!
#2. Exploration Of New Avenues
Camping locations are usually a lot different from normal travel locations and destinations. (And that’s a fact!)
This provides the kids an opportunity to explore new avenues which ultimately provides them a lot of new experiences. On their own as well as with the help of others they get to learn a lot of new things.
In some cases, they also get an opportunity to learn survival skills which in today’s world is a big necessity for everyone.
In short, camping provides the kids to explore the world on their own and learn new things on the way that are actually gonna help them in their lives.
#3. A Way To Connect With Nature
Most of the kids nowadays barely show interest in nature. Although many are attracted to pets such as cats, dogs, birds etc but a slight portion of nature does not indicate its whole picture.
Through camping the kids get a chance to explore nature that is much more than the ordinary.
For instance, it’s hard to find the type of flora and fauna in the city that a kid can discover at a camping location which is majorly connected to nature. By taking your kids to such a camping trip you are filling the gap of a modern mind from its roots which is also a necessary thing to accomplish.
Surely a kid can learn a lot from going to school and colleges (aka education) but nothing beats real life experiences!
I know I have kept this article short and haven’t covered everything that could be added to it. That is because I believe the info and fact that I have listed above should be enough to make you believe that camping with your kids can actually be a shit load of fun both for you and your kids.
And at this point, all I got to say is that don’t miss out this opportunity and don’t you dare steal this wonderful experience from your kids. Sounded a bit rash (Haha! Got a bit carried away). Just so that you know, I was just kidding! It’s your call whether you want to take your kids with you or not. But I would definitely recommend tagging them along unless you are planning your second (or maybe third) honeymoon there (LOL!).