Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

 

Get the ankle biters outdoors by taking them camping! I'm not gonna lie though, camping with kids can be a huge pain in the ass. Help accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative with this short guide. Then get out there and enjoy the natural wonders of this world together.

 

Practice at Home

Head to the backyard and get them engaged in setting everything up. It also helps to take a day trip to a good park. Wear their asses out and see how they react.  

Head to the backyard and get them engaged in setting everything up. It also helps to take a day trip to a good park. Wear their asses out and see how they react.

 

Stay close to home the first time

This is less about your time in the park and more about your time spent traveling. If you’ve committed to going further than that, try leaving late and staying at a hotel over night to minimize the transition on your kids.   

This is less about your time in the park and more about your time spent traveling. If you’ve committed to going further than that, try leaving late and staying at a hotel over night to minimize the transition on your kids. 

 

Weather Watch

Particularly if this is the first time you’ve taken your young child camping, try your best to make sure it’s clear skies.   

Particularly if this is the first time you’ve taken your young child camping, try your best to make sure it’s clear skies. 

 

Stay Positive

It is imperative that no matter what happens or how much bullshit your kid puts you through, you must stay positive.   

It is imperative that no matter what happens or how much bullshit your kid puts you through, you must stay positive. 

 

Safety first

Obviously when you take the tykes out to the boonies, you want to avoid any sort of Deliverance moments.  

Obviously when you take the tykes out to the boonies, you want to avoid any sort of Deliverance moments.

 

Engaging wildlife

Feeding Bambi in the early morning dew may seem cute, until the bear from The Revenant shows up for leftovers.   

Feeding Bambi in the early morning dew may seem cute, until the bear from The Revenant shows up for leftovers. 

 

Engaging Nature

Be enthusiastic and show interest in what interests them. You’re teaching them how to engage and be in nature, make it a positive learning experience.   

Be enthusiastic and show interest in what interests them. You’re teaching them how to engage and be in nature, make it a positive learning experience. 

 

Share the experience

This is a chance for you to not only show them the wonders and beauty of the outdoors, but to create lasting good memories that will stay with them forever.   

This is a chance for you to not only show them the wonders and beauty of the outdoors, but to create lasting good memories that will stay with them forever. 

 

Have fun out there with your tiny humans!

 

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