Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean that you’re restricted to the indoors. If you live in a warm climate area, or you’re planning on traveling to one over the holidays, consider pitching a tent and enjoying an overnight camping trip with the fam. It’s sure to build memories to last a lifetime! Don’t forget to bring along your VW Camper Van Tent!
Here are ten – basically FREE – things to do on your next camping trip!
1. Look at the Stars
It’s amazing what you can see in the sky when your eyes adjust to the darkness, and you’re in a remote location. Print out maps of the constellations in the sky, or use an app on your smartphone.
2. Make S’mores
S’mores are fun for both kids and adults. Be sure to pack the goodies – graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows – and have fun making endless combinations of s’mores.
3. Tell Scary Stories over a Bonfire
Before you head out, be sure to have a few good stories in mind, unless you’re great at whipping up tales! Bring a flashlight, too, and enjoy some good ole fashioned fun!
4. Practice Yoga
There is something refreshing about being outdoors, so use the time to connect with nature and practice some yoga moves.
5. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Find things out in nature during your scavenger hunt such as leaves, animals and berries. Whoever wins the hunts gets first dibs on where to sleep!
6. Go for a Cereal Hunt
Purchase small boxes of cereal and hide them in the trees or bushes early in the morning. Then have everyone look for the boxes, and whichever ones they find they get to eat for breakfast!
7. Have a Picnic
Instead of roasting something over the fire, travel deeper into the woods, preferably by water, and throw down a blanket for a relaxing picnic lunch.
8. Fly a Kite
Kids love the freedom that comes with flying a kite on a windy day. Feel the excitement by flying a kite of your own.
9. Build a Tree Fort
You don’t have to go to overboard, but it’s plenty of fun to throw up a few sheets and make a fort for everyone to play in.
10. Practice Photography
Brush up on your photography skills by taking pictures of trees, flowers and Mother Nature in its rawest form.
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