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7 Ways to add FUN to Your Camping Trip

Contributing Author March 15, 2023

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Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors. But with a little bit of planning and preparation, you can take your camping trip to the next level and make it even more fun. 

That being the case, here are some tips to help you make your next camping trip even more enjoyable:

Family Camping Fun


  1. Structure the trip with fun activities

Planning fun activities can help keep everyone entertained and engaged during the camping trip. This can include hiking, fishing, (make sure you bring a good camping knife along,) swimming, kayaking, or even just playing board games or cards around the campfire. Make sure to involve everyone in the planning process to ensure there’s something for everyone.


  1. Cook up a storm

One of the best parts of camping is cooking and eating outdoors. Try new recipes that are easy to prepare and can be cooked over the campfire or on a portable stove. This can include classics like hot dogs and s’mores, as well as more elaborate dishes like campfire chili or Dutch oven lasagna.


  1. Comfy gear can make all the difference

Comfortable camping gear can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your camping trip. Invest in a good quality tent, sleeping bag, and camping chairs to ensure a good night’s sleep and a comfortable place to relax. Don’t forget to pack warm clothing and rain gear, as weather can be unpredictable.

Woman at picnic in the mountains
Camping photos make for great stories when you get home.


  1. Capture the moment

Take lots of photos and videos to capture memories of your camping trip. This can be a great way to look back on your time in the great outdoors and relive the fun times. Consider bringing a portable printer or Polaroid camera to print out photos to share with friends and family.


  1. Explore off the beaten track

Take some time to explore the surrounding area and discover new sights and attractions. This could include hiking to a scenic viewpoint, visiting a hidden waterfall or simply taking a walk around the woods looking for new parts that may not be so well known. Don’t forget to pack a map or guidebook to help you navigate the area.


  1. Commune with nature

Camping is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. Take time to appreciate the natural surroundings, listen to the sounds of the birds and animals, and watch the stars at night. Consider bringing a bird or plant identification guide to learn more about the local flora and fauna.


  1. Say ta-ta to tech

Disconnecting from technology can help you fully immerse yourself in the camping experience and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Consider leaving your phone in airplane mode or turning it off completely to avoid distractions. This can help you be more present in the moment and fully enjoy the camping experience.

As you can see, there are many ways to make your next camping trip even more fun. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make your next camping trip an unforgettable adventure and ensure that you are very much a happy camper!

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