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Kids And Camping As A Family Bonding Activity

Apr 9, 2008
A true survivalist will go to some pretty extreme lengths to acquire certain survival skills that they feel are necessary. However, when it comes to teaching survival and camping skills to children, a more scaled down and age appropriate version is important.

Since a scout leader is pretty close to being omnipotent to kids, you may want to consider signing them up for scouting. Scouting has been around a long time and has helped an untold number of kids to become more self-sufficient and confident through things such as hiking camping activities.

Your children do not have to join the scouts in order to have fun camping. It is an activity that you can do together as a family. And as far as that goes it doesn't even really have to be in a tent. You may want to consider traveling in an RV or camper and perhaps for a couple of the days, you can break out the rest of your outdoor gear and sleep under the stars.

Kids love having a campfire and, sure, you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs or anything else that comes to mind. A family campground may have a few extra amenities or activities in close proximity. Try to make sure at least once while camping to go hiking; it doesn't have to be a long one, just enough to spend some time together and perhaps impart a little of your nature knowledge on the kids. (Don't worry they wont know you memorized the guidebook).

Summer can make a parent feel guilty about not being home with their child. You may want to check into a few options, such as summer camp. The activities and camping that are available at most facilities will keep your child busy, as well as increasing their knowledge about wildlife, boating and water safety, crafts, sports and a multitude of other things.

There are some great ones around and it does not have to be all summer or even overnight. What ever time they get to spend at a camp, they will no doubt have the time of their lives.

The closeness that can be achieved with this outdoor activity as a family is amazing. You do not need the latest in camping equipment or the best RV camper. Try just sitting around the campfire and talking. Or perhaps have a sing-a-long.

The hiking and camping skills that may be learned are completely secondary to learning, or re-learning, things about your family. Take the time to enjoy your kids while they are young; it doesn't last long.
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