In a few weeks I will make a meticulously detailed packing list, cram the car with Tetris-like precision, and load up my family to head into the woods for one of the best, most relaxing, and most memorable vacations there is. Nope, not Hawaii. Not Italy either.
We’re going camping.
To many, camping is hardly synonymous with relaxing, vacation, or even fun. But, I’m here to tell you the joys of camping with kids.
1. Relaxing. Yes, it is. Do you know the last time I just “hung out” in my own house??? Without making a grocery list, folding, switching, starting some laundry, cleaning up breakfast-turned-lunch dishes, or opening the mail? (Scratch that last one, I gave up on that months ago.) That’s right: NEVER. At home there is always something that needs to be done. Always. Camping is the opposite. You leave your to-do lists and laundry at home. Camping is all about living in the moment, surrounded by nature, family, and friends.
My daughter won’t remember her first time camping: she was 3 months old when we went to Yosemite. But I always will. (How can you forget a baby bear in your campground?!) I didn’t grow up camping, and I am so glad we introduced our kids to living in nature at such a young age. Now, at age 5, my daughter is a curious explorer and compassionate nature lover. This summer, we will continue to lay the foundation for a lifetime of fearless adventuring. We’ll be camping: making memories of a lifetime.
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