Must-do activities for a first camping trip
Preparing for your first camping trip is an exciting time. There's nothing quite like being one with nature and taking in the great outdoors. Unplugging from the mainstream and venturing into the unknown can leave you with a sense of boredom if you don't plan ahead.
Consider doing some of these fun activities to get the most out of your first camping trip.
The campsite will be your home away from home, so you'll be spending a lot of time there. There are plenty of activities that can keep you busy right at the campsite, such as:
If you're lucky enough to be camping near a body of water, take advantage of it and plan some water adventures. Some fun things to keep you entertained are:
When you've tired of being on the water, set out on foot and explore the campground. There are always new people to meet at campgrounds, and exciting things to find while exploring outdoors. A few must-dos are:
Staying active during the day while camping will lead to a great night's sleep under the stars. Some campgrounds have equipment for guests to use, but if not, consider bringing some of your own equipment along to play things such as:
When you're camping, you're at the mercy of Mother Nature. There may be some days with less-than-perfect weather, or times when you'd just like to play quietly and take in the peacefulness of the outdoors. There are many ways to keep occupied on those days, such as:
When the cool night air signals that bedtime is near, wind down around the campfire with some fun activities that will truly make your camping trip special.
No matter what activities you choose to do, your first camping trip will be one that you'll remember forever. Disconnecting from technology for a few days is good for the body and soul and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Once you have a taste of camping you'll never want to holiday any other way.
Drew Bishop is a contributing writer and media specialist for Delta Net and Twine. He regularly produces content for a variety of fishing and outdoor blogs.