You want to take your kids camping? These are the top 10 reasons to buy a camper trailer or tent for your kids and get them started young.
Ten reasons to camp with your children
Fair dinkum, it’s amazing how much we spend time on the mouse wheel. It’s not that different for children, if you think about it. The term sees kids spending almost a third their week at school. Why not have some fun and show them the real meaning of life?
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Camping is a great way for kids to learn responsibility and feel good about themselves.
RESPECT THE WORLD
In this have-a-medal-for-coming world, kids quickly conclude they’re at its centre. Camping keeps things real and allows them to see that there are other things that truly matter. Is that a tree? It is 300 years old… and that snail fossil? This area was once a sea forty-million years ago.
LEARN HOW TO TOUGH IT
They can be busy fishing, hooking live bait or climbing trees.
It can be difficult to connect with the world and life can seem overwhelming. Camping is a great way to engage your senses. The food tastes better, the sounds, smells, and the environment is calm and inviting. It’s incredible what children will discover if they have the chance to explore the area for themselves.
Encourage creativity and play
Let’s face the facts: Kids have too many toys, not enough time. Camping helps to balance that by giving them space away from everything digital and physical. They can also use their camping gear to build trees and climb trees, and play with sticks and tracks.
You can download the latest app to ‘conquer all the world’ in a single swipe. But it’s good to know that not everything is easy. Are you feeling cold? Put on a jumper. Hungry? Get out there! Camping is all about consensus. It can be hard to get kids to agree, but they will persevere if there’s enough motivation. It is no coincidence that success and the ability overcome adversity are closely related.
VISIT THEM IN NEW LIGHT
You can engage with your children by seeing them learn and flourish away from the stress of home. Your children will treasure the fond memories of camp far beyond the stress of their latest bill. They’ll also discover how capable they are, which is good news for both of you.
GET THEM ACTIVE
It is amazing to see the amount of energy that campers put out. There are many things to do at camp. Camping can test your physical limits so much so that you will not miss your home fitness equipment.
FIND A LIFETIME PASSION TO CAMPING
Many people who travel and enjoy the great outdoors fondly recall camping as children. There are few things better than spending time in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. You can inspire a lifetime worth of adventures by getting your kids camping.
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