Camping with kids is a great way to spend quality time together while creating a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. However, it can be challenging and chaotic, especially if you're not well prepared. This is why we have created a list of some helpful tips for organizing a fun, but most importantly safe, RVing trip with kids.
1. Pack appropriately
We suggest making a separate packing list for everything your kids will need for the trip. This will help make sure that you pack enough clothes, snacks, and activities. Don't forget to bring essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, first-aid supplies, flashlights and extra batteries.
2. Choose a family-friendly campground
When choosing a campground, keep in mind your kids' needs and look for sites that will keep them entertained. Look for family-friendly campgrounds with amenities such as playgrounds, swimming pools, and hiking trails. It's also essential to check reviews if available to ensure that the campground is safe, clean and well-maintained.
3. Set up camp safely
When setting up camp, look for a flat and stable spot in order to ensure maximum safety. If there are no available flat spots, no worries! That’s where Lynx Levelers come in handy. We recommend always having a pack of lelevers stored in your trunk for the times when you can’t find level ground.
4. Plan your activities
As you are planning activities for your trip, pick ones that will be suitable (and fun) for children, such as hiking, swimming, or roasting marshmallows. Try to involve your kids in the planning process as well, so they feel more invested in the trip.
Remember– Although it’s important to have a good plan, also make sure to leave enough time for relaxation, exploration, impromptu activities, and unplanned adventures!
5. Talk about safety
Before setting off on the road, educate your children on the proper safety measures to take when camping, such as keeping a safe distance from a fire, never wandering off on their own, and wearing life jackets when swimming.
6. Keep your kids entertained
Kids can get bored easily, so it's essential to keep them entertained as much as possible. Bring along some board games, cards, books, and movies so that they are kept busy even in-between all the activities you have planned for the trip.
Bringing these extra activities along will also come in handy if there is bad weather and your kids are forced to stay inside.
7. Plan Your Meals
When planning your camping meals, make sure to pack plenty of quick snacks that you can throw in your bag. This will ensure that your kids (and yourself) keep energy levels up throughout the day and do not get drained quickly. Don't forget to pack plenty of water and beverages to keep everyone hydrated.
Taking your kids on a camping trip can be a wonderful experience that creates lasting memories for the whole family. With proper planning and preparation, you can ensure that your camping trip is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Happy camping!