Kids in today’s generation, particularly in the urban areas, are not used to the wilderness and sleeping on a not so comfortable surface.
If having trouble getting the kids to enjoy themselves here are some tips which may help them to realize what an exciting adventure camping can be.
To begin, it’s best not to throw the children into the deep end. To avoid that, plan short camping trips in the beginning; perhaps a night or two, so that they will get used to it.
If the home has a backyard, a kind of practice camping trip can be done there to help the kids get used to being outdoors.
If possible, also try to take a couple of the kids’ friends along so that they have someone of their own age to share the experience with and make sure to plan activities that they will enjoy.
Before bedtime, be sure to have a go around the campfire and tell some scary and funny stories as this is one of the hallmarks of a camping experience.
Pay attention to which events in the trip the kids especially enjoyed and plan similar ones in future trips as well as incorporating new activities and this will help the kids to see that camping can be a wonderful activity that has no age limit.