Camping might sound boring or intimidating to some of you, but I’m here to encourage you to do it anyways. The young, the old, and everyone in between can enjoy and gain a lot of things from camping.
In fact, science recommends it. If something is still holding you back, look back at these ten reasons that you and your family should head out and go camping this summer.
Camping allows you to deepen your relationships
We are living in times where technology plays or controls most parts of our day. Even children are often with their screens right to their noses.
I don’t want to get into too much with that, but we all know that sometimes it’s just too much. Before it gets out of hand, you need to disconnect so you can reconnect.
Camping gives you the opportunity to talk face to face and just connect without screens. It’s a great way to get close to your kids, your spouse, or your friends, and to make new friends too! Without the distractions of the “modern” world, you can focus on each other.
Camping is great for your health
You’ve probably heard this plenty of times, but yes, camping is great for your health. To be more specific, it’s great for your physical health. I do not like going to the gym, so I get my exercise by being outdoors.
Camping entails going for walks, exploring, and hiking. You can also do many other activities like swimming, biking, kayaking, and so on.
Camping is also great for your mental health. Being away in nature allows you to clear your mind, relax, reflect, and just de-stress. At the same time, you’ll be getting a lot of Vitamin D and fresh air.
If you’re camping with kids, make sure to plan some activities. You want kids not to have negative feelings or thoughts about camping, so plan some easy and fun stuff.
Camping provides a lot of teaching/learning opportunities
There are so many skills you can learn while outdoors – survival skills like pitching a tent, using a machete (click here), catching a fish, building a campfire, and so on.
The great outdoors is a great learning environment for kids too. You can teach them so much about everything and pass on the skills you learned too.
If you are camping with children, you can plan so many educational and fun activities without stressing yourself at all. Let nature do the work, provide a safe environment for exploring, and just have fun.
Camping instills a sense of appreciation for nature
The more you are outdoors, the more you will learn to appreciate nature. This is even more important for your kids, so they will grow up to love and respect their surroundings.
When they have a first-hand experience of being outdoors, things like recycling and pollution will make more sense. Camping also instills a sense of appreciation for the little things that we often take for granted such as our beds and other everyday comforts.
Camping is a cheap way to travel
There’s this wrong thinking that traveling is expensive, especially for families. However, you can still see new places without breaking the bank while still having a great time.
Camping saves you a lot of accommodation while bringing you the closest to natural attractions. It’s a cheaper way to travel, but it can still be very meaningful and enjoyable.
Camping makes excellent memories
Kids should grow up with memories they can smile about. While there are so many ways to make memories, there’s something about camping that is just very sweet and surreal.
I think nothing beats the being under the stars with loved ones, the songs around the campfire, or hike up a summit. There may be some mishaps too, but they teach you a lot about each other as well.
Camping is right for everyone
Whether you are into glamping, survival camping, car/RV camping, or backpacking, camping is designed to meet everyone. There is no age requirement or age limit to camping. It’s an activity that can cater to all kinds of people, thanks to the many parks are adapting to the needs of every individual.
These are some of the main benefits you and your family can gain from camping. To summarize, it’s great for your physical and mental health, your relationships, and of mother nature itself. It’s a fun and cheap way to see new places, and it’s a great way to make fun memories.
Do you have stories or tips to share about camping? What are some reasons why you go camping? Share your thoughts and opinions using the comment section below.
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