Family cabin camping is a great way to spend time with your family — and get back in touch with nature. In fact, about 40 million Americans go camping every year!
Camping isn?t like staying in a hotel, though — there is some prep you?ll need to do before hand, not surprisingly. Here?s a few things you?re going to need to keep in mind.
Picking the Right Cabin Camping Sites
What are the right sites for your camping adventure? Here?s what you should keep in mind: young kids can get more easily bored. This doesn?t mean you need to bring along your iPad so that they can play games all day. However, keep in mind that a location with either a waterpark or a lake for swimming can give kids a way to have fun during the day, cool down, and also burn off energy. Research as well the local weather conditions for the season; sometimes when camp grounds are located near mountains or lakes, the weather can vary more than you might expect for a similar location elsewhere.
Pack Some Fun Food Options
Just because it?s a camping adventure, doesn?t mean you need to pack hot dogs for every meal. Jazz things up with things like walking tacos (bring typical taco ingredients and throw them into bags of doritos or fritos; shake up, and enjoy with or without a fork). You can also make fun, easy desserts — almost anything can be cooked over a fire using just tinfoil. Try a banana with chocolate, for example. Not only is it delicious, but it gets the whole family eating fruit — it?s important not to snack on all carbs and stay healthy, even if you?re on a family vacation!
You may have heard of Lyme disease — it?s spread by deer ticks and it?s common in many parts of the U.S. For most people, it will produce merely flu-like symptoms for a short period of time. For others, however, it can cause long lasting health problems. Always check for ticks after going outdoors, and prepare for your adventure with insect spray, sunscreen, hats to shield your face, sunglasses, a first aid kit (complete with bandaids and neosporin), and anything else you may need to stay safe while staying at cabin camping sites.
Would you enjoy a family cabin camping adventure? Let us know if these tips would help!