It is a great idea to go camping with your grandchildren to spend some quality time in their company surrounded by Mother Nature. Moreover camping with grandchildren in the open can teach the kids much more than what they acquire from text books or internet.
Irrespective of the particular type of camping you choose, the experience is worth a lot and can improve that bonding with your grandchildren. In order to have a hassle-free camping experience, you need to plan carefully and pay attention various details beforehand. Given below are some pointers to keep in mind before you start the camping trip.
Choose a Practical Tent
It is advisable to go for a tent which is easy to put up and with less number of poles to fix. You can ask for references and recommendations from friends or acquaintances for choosing the appropriate tent. It is also important for the tent to have enough space to stand in upright position rather than bending and walking each time. Besides, if the climate is bad or if it is raining outside it is better to opt for another place to stay at night.
Arrange Fun Activities Together
It is important to check the campsite’s event calendar in advance in order to know the possible activities there. Some campsite have many interesting contests and activities like cartons, movie shows, ceramics, bands, crafts and much more. While the kids indulge in these activities, you can also participate and enjoy.
A Memorable Camping Experience
While spending time with your grandchildren in a campsite, you can get them involved in some memorable activities as well. Under the starlit sky, you can lie down and count stars while teaching them names of various constellations. You can also indulge in activities like fishing and nature walks, while introducing new varieties of plant and animal life to them. Opt for a nature hike and encourage the children to collect special rocks on the way. You can teach them many things through these activities.
Arrange a Campfire
No camping is complete without the traditional campfire and songs sang around it. It is so much fun to have barbeques or roast marshmallows while enjoying the campfire. However, you need to employ strict rules about the distance to be kept from the campfire. You need to be particularly firm with the rules around a campfire as kids tend to get excited near the fire.
What to do if Someone is Hurt?
It is advisable to enquire about the medical facilities available near the campsite before going there. Mishaps are bound to happen when you are involved in several activities, and it is best to be prepared in advance. If you have water bodies nearby, educate the children about water safety rules and also keep an eye on them.
Spending time with grandchildren is something that every grandparent yearns for and when it is a camping event, nothing can be more enthralling for both the generations. Following the above tips and ideas you would surely have a great time camping with the kids.