Tips for Your Child’s First Camping Trip

Children by a fire at a campground

We all remember the important firsts for our children. Whether it be their first steps, first words or other momentous occasions, they are memories that should be cherished.

If you’re considering taking your child on their first camping trip soon, you’ll want to make sure you’re well prepared to ensure they have a great time.

Whether you are an experienced outdoorsperson or want to get reacquainted with nature alongside your child, we invite you to read these several tips to have a trip that will be remembered fondly for years to come.

Don’t rough it right away

One of the most important things you can do when taking your child on their first camping trip is to choose a camping area that isn’t remote.

While there’s something to be said for really “roughing it” out in nature, it is suggested to start them off slow by having them stay overnight at a campground or RV park.

This will allow them to get used to “nature” while not being put out into the wilderness right away. They will be able to sleep in a tent, get a fire going and cook smores, all while still being able to go and use the toilet, shower, etc.

Bring the right supplies

Another must is making sure you have all the right supplies for the trip. A good rule of thumb is to right up a list of things that you’ll need and to cross off each item before you head out for the trip.

A few camping essentials nobody should leave behind include dinner supplies, snacks, bug spray, flashlights, matches, lawn chairs, sleeping bags and any other items your child may need.

Plan a few activities

While it’s certainly important to choose the right location and to have enough supplies for an enjoyable trip, you will also want to make sure you have enough activities planned throughout the day to keep your child entertained and to have them wanting more when the trip is over.

If you really want them to connect to nature, plan a hike, spend a few hours fishing, bird watching, star gazing, grilling hot dogs, cooking smores and more.

When you’re planning your child’s first camping trip and want to travel in style, we ask that you think of our team at MeerKat Trailers for a travel trailer or mini-RV.

Our travel trailers and Mini RVs are the perfect option for those who love the outdoors and include all the amenities you would ever need, making them perfect for your child’s first camping expedition.

To learn more about our MeerKat travel trailers and how they can be beneficial for your trip, we ask that you call us today at (866) 977-7607.