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The activities (or lack of activities) will also make your camping trip one to remember. Hiking, kayaking, cycling and sailing might be on your agenda. Most parks offer excellent groomed hiking trails. Research in advance area you will be visiting to know what activities will be available, you may be able to rent a kayak and take a lesson at same time. Many areas also offer great bike trails that family can cycle on together. A late night walk is among favorite suggestions; you can check out stars and just listen to silence.
Bring along a book you’ve wanted to read or some magazines. Games are another excellent pastime, a deck of cards or a board game might be some fun. Of course you can always bring along some baseball gloves and a ball for a game of catch. Soccer balls, badminton rackets and a net or volleyball and net all make for a fun day at park.
If your family has little one’s you’ll be presented with a whole new challenge. Depending on ages of your babies or toddlers you’ll want to pack some extra conveniences. There are excellent baby back carriers available allowing you to hike all sorts of terrain with baby in tow while keeping your back feeling comfortable, as well there are a numerous variety of baby strollers to select from which are great for using on trails. For toddlers you may want to bring a playpen to keep baby safe. You can never bring too many toys; more your child has to keep them entertained you can rest assure they will be more content.
Be prepared for weather changes by bringing along extra clothing. Most likely you will be camping in warmer spring, summer and fall months. It’s wise to remember however that evenings can often get quite cool. Bring along heavy sweaters or extra jackets for added warmth, it can never hurt to bring along a couple of extra blankets for comfort beside fire (or for use at a day picnic). Rainwear is another excellent addition to your camping wardrobe. With good quality rain jackets, hats, rain pants and boots you can take advantage of rainy weather and actually go out for a hike rather than staying inside tent or worse yet ending your camp trip all together.
Camping certainly has its challenges. Knowing what to bring and having proper equipment and accessories is first hurtle. Once you arrive at your destination and set up you want to keep everyone as comfortable and happy as possible, whether it’s keeping kids occupied without use of video games or cooking a surefire dinner. Rest assured that after your first couple of trips when you find out what everyone enjoys doing and you realize all you like to include on your trip, you will certainly add camping to your families list of favorite excursions and traditions. The wonderful thing about camping is its always different, perhaps site is different or campground you selected is unique to last you stayed at, whatever difference is it always seems to be an adventure that whole family can enjoy.
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