Four Reasons a Camping Trip Is the Best Family Vacation
Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to start planning a little vacation time for you and your family. It’s been a long, cold winter and you all need to get out and enjoy yourselves for a while. One of the best ways to enjoy your summer is by taking a camping trip. It’s inexpensive, you’ll see and do things you normally wouldn’t, you’ll meet new people and you’ll get to rest and relax the way you deserve to.
1. It’s inexpensive.
For a family of four, you can expect to spend more than $4,500 on a summer vacation, according toAmerican Express. But, if you’re like many people, you simply do not have the resources available for a vacation like that. Luckily, camping is incredibly inexpensive, averaging a mere $20 a night for accommodations. Camping also usually means eating simple camp food, which also means fewer restaurant meals, an obvious money-saver. For most families, a week-long camping trip would cost in the neighborhood of $200 or $300, a fraction of the average vacation.
2. Change of scenery.
If you’re from a big city and you vacation in another big city, there’s very little change from your day-to-day experience. Camping, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to experience an entirely new view of the world. In a campground, traffic, concrete and tall buildings are replaced with sunshine, fresh air, tall trees, wildflowers, and grass. Before you even arrive at the campground, you will have the opportunity to see beautiful scenery and unique features of the countryside that you may have never known existed.
3. Meet new people.
People that vacation in a campground are usually very friendly and open to meeting new folks. It’s a huge difference from the hustle and bustle of the city where everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere. You’ll meet people from all walks of life that are not just willing, but able to spend some time getting to know you and your family. Evenings spent around a campfire, roasting hot dogs and sharing s’mores, is a bonding experience like no other. Who knows? You may even develop life-long friendships simply because you camped at the site next door.
4. Rest and relaxation.
Face it, you experience a great deal of stress in your everyday life. It’s difficult, at best, to find the time to truly rest and relax. Long work days, after-school activities, household chores, it all adds up to a busy, tiring life and you need a break. When you’re out camping, you can leave the laptop and cell phone behind and focus on what really matters, your family. Spending quiet time together, hiking, biking, swimming or simply lounging around is the order of the day. You’ll all come home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to face the real world again.
If you’re looking for a great place to spend the weekend, a week, or longer, contact us. Our beautiful campground has all of the modern amenities you need and all the peace and quiet you deserve. All of our campsites offer beautiful views, access to fishing, and hiking trails, and we have many family-friendly activities scheduled for the summer.