3 Reasons To Take Your Children On A Camping Trip Before They Begin The School Year
In a study by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University, 98% of parents said camping makes their kids appreciate and connect with nature; 95% said their kids were happier when camping; and 93% felt that it provided useful skills for later in life. And while there are plenty of other ways family camping trips benefit children, many parents don’t realize the one time of year that family camping can be extra beneficial: right before the school year starts.
No matter your children’s ages, going on one last camping trip as a family is one of the best types of kid friendly vacations to prepare them for the school year. Here are some reasons to take your kids camping one last time before they start school this year.
Camping before the children’s school year starts provides everyone with a special opportunity to enjoy time together knowing that their schedules are about to become much busier. You’ll be able to enjoy your cabin rental together, gather around the campfire, and create new family memories.
Even better, family friendly campgrounds will likely provide the chance for your kids to make new friends before the summer ends.
Get Physical Activity:
Everybody knows that physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, but not everybody loves to exercise. But if you pack your bags and head to the Adirondacks for a family camping and hiking trip, you (and your children) won’t see it as exercise at all! You’ll be too busy sightseeing and discussing your favorite aspects of nature as you explore the incredible Adirondack mountains. Or, if you prefer to stay at the campground, you can still find plenty of opportunities for active play.
Teach In Other Ways:
When the timing is right, you’ll have the chance to sit down with your children and talk about their progress as a student and as a human being. Ask them questions about their personal and educational goals and encourage them every step of the way. Camping is also a good opportunity for parents to give their children a bit more responsibility. Give them an extra task to be in charge of or let them make a decision for the family, such as which activity to do next. Pick an age-appropriate task and watch as your children take to their new responsibility like a moth to the flame.
Ultimately, camping as a family is one of the best ways to enhance your bond. Before you head back to life in the carpool lane, schedule one last cabin rental and family outing!