Camping is a great way to get away from the stress and noise of modern day living. Much of the ways we spend our time now, especially for families, consists of isolated, individual activities with little interaction with the others or the outdoors. That can create a lot of tension in both a person and in a family. Many young people may even reject the idea of camping because it is “boring”, “dirty”, or “uncool”. It’s time to change the way camping is perceived and get everyone into the refreshing outdoors!
You may not know too much about camping, or perhaps you’ve never been camping at all. The first thing to consider is how camping may be able to enrich your life. DO you watch a lot of TV or play a lot of video games? Maybe what you need is to get out into nature and be apart of the world that made you! Camping can be an incredibly rewarding experience for children, individuals, families, and friends. In fact, the American Camp Association reports that nearly 63% of children that went camping continued on to be interested in new outdoor activities upon returning home. The ACA likewise reported that 74% of campers tried new and different activities after having gone camping. Camping can also get kids interested in nature, potentially sparking new intrigue for their futures. Luckily, the camping trend is picking up momentum being that camping’s popularity has increased with 3 million more Americans having gone camping in 2012 than in 2010.
There is a style of camping for anyone. Cabin rentals, tent camping, yurt camping, and much more. If any of those styles of camping are bit too rugged and rough for the inexperienced camper, RV camping may be the right option. RV camping allows the comforts of indoor living to be had outdoors. RV camping sites and RV parks are abundant in most states, allowing you to enjoy and share your RV camping experience with other fellow campers. Before you get out there in your RV, however, you’ll need to first find an RV and then put together a thorough RV camping checklist to ensure a stress-free experience out in the wilderness. A thorough RV camping checklist can be designed by yourself to cater to your own needs and desires to have the best trip you can have. For the inexperienced camper, there are many online RV camping checklist services to choose from, helping you feel more confident to get out and camp.
There are lots of different rules and etiquette to learn before you rush to the outdoors. It is important to remember that camping is about getting away for a while, to experience nature in it’s peace and tranquility. This means the best camper always observes a respect for other campers and the campground. Always abide by a carry-in, carry-out policy to keep the park clean for the other campers as well as all the local critters in the area.
The most important thing to remember when you’re getting ready to camp is to have fun. Now get out there and breath in the fresh air!