Ok…maybe don’t answer that!
Believe it or not, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Why should you go camping with kids?
It’s so easy to get absorbed in our technologically-driven world of computers, television, and smart-phones.
We’re so accustomed to being connected and so unaccustomed to recharging our own batteries.
One fabulous solution is to take a camping trip!
Camping takes you away from the hyper-stimulation of technology and provides an environment that insists you get back to the basics. Without all the external distractions, you have no choice but to slow down and become more focused on your surroundings.
Instead of looking at the television, checking Facebook, or downloading apps, you’re looking at a tree, a beautiful wild flower, or some majestic parrot flying overhead.
What more could you ask for? What more could your children ask for?
Getting away from the confines of the concrete jungle brings you closer to nature, and in direct contact with the sounds and habits of wild-life.
Imagine going to sleep hearing possums frolicking and fighting in the distance, bats chatting to each other while gorging on native fruits, crickets chirping and frogs croaking. It really is beautiful. Have I convinced you yet?
Get closer to nature while camping with kids
Here are a few points to ensure your camping trip is also a memorable wild life experience:
- Go Spotlighting
- Get up early to scout for wildlife
- Go hunting for tracks and scats (poo)
- Bring binoculars
- Don’t forget your camera
Finally, accept the fact that you might get dirty, it may be a little chilly, and there will be a long walk to the toilet!
If you’re still not convinced; check out some of the photos we took on our most recent camping adventure.
What we found on our camping trip
I grew up camping every holiday with my family and it’s now in my blood.
Thank goodness my parents introduced me to it while I was young and I learnt how good it is for your soul. Now my children will grow up in nature too! This is just the beginning.