There is nothing like spending time outdoors with your loved ones. And if you’re looking for your next adventure, we suggest camping for the win. If you need further convincing, we’ve got the top three must-do camping activities to try out this summer.
If you’re lucky and your campsite is near a lake or a river, then you should take advantage of it. It would be a shame to let that crystal-clear water go to waste, and we want you to get the most out of your trip.
There is a long list of water activities to choose from, but taking your family on a kayak ride is a fan favorite because of all the perks. A kayak trip increases your health. The low-impact exercises help strengthen your back, arms, and chest while simultaneously improving cardiovascular fitness.
And the small vessel of a kayak gives you a closer look at all the nature around you, making for a teachable moment. Alternatively, you can incorporate a little fishing on your expedition and increase that family relaxation time.
Scavenger hunts definitely make the top three must-do camping activities list. First and foremost, this is an activity you can do with or without the kids. Adults need fun too!
You can design the game however you want, but you’ll have a blast no matter how you set it up. The campground makes for the perfect location to hide clues. A scavenger hunt can take all day, depending on how much ground you need to cover. You have just guaranteed your family at least two hours of fun and adventure.
If you feel like raising the stakes and turning up the competition, turn the game into a treasure hunt. The promise of buried treasure at the end of any adventure excites just about everyone.
Roasting s’mores on a camping trip is a rite of passage—a ritual if you will. You can’t leave your trip without doing it at least once. You’ll all get the chance to cozy up by the campfire and fill your bellies with some tasty treats.
The perfect bonfire creates the right atmosphere to tell a ghost story or have a sing-along. Either activity is a nice ending to an eventful day and a great way to wind down.
You can include any one of these activities in your list of things to do on your camping trip. You and your family will laugh, create chaos, relax with nature, and ultimately create memories.