Do you have plans for your next holidays? Instead of going to fancy places or spending a lot on expensive hotels, why don’t you try camping? For sure, your kids will complain the moment you announce this news, but they will definitely appreciate it once you have given it a try. To convince them even more, here are some reasons why you should try camping.
Meet local tribes
There are certain camping sites where you can have the chance to meet local tribes. This is exciting in a sense that you can interact with them. You will learn their local cultures and customs. You can also understand them even more. You can try their foods and experience how to prepare them. You can even learn their language if they have one. You can make friends with them and introduce your children to a culture that they have never been familiar with. This is also helpful in a sense that there are a lot of dying cultures, and this is the perfect way to help them for conservation.
Appreciate the beauty of nature
Camping is a way to connect with nature. This is why it is important that you introduce this activity with them. You will let them understand more why helping preserve nature is essential. Some kids don’t necessarily see the value of nature considering for a fact that they are too consumed with modern technology. If you let them go camping and try trekking, they will see nature’s bounty.
Learn basic chores
At home, it might be difficult for you to let your kids learn basic chores such as cooking or washing dishes. When you are camping, they have no choice but to those things without any help. They have to do everything from scratch. This is why it is important that you bring them to a camping site so that they will earn things the hard way. The moment they get back to your home, they don’t have to be told what to do and what to avoid.
Camping is fun!
They might not understand it for now, but camping is fun. They just have to allow themselves to immerse in the situation and they will realize just how much fun it is. They can try things they have never done before. They can cook without using gas stove. They can also try doing bonfire, setting up the tent and sleep on the floor. These are activities that they can’t do on a daily basis. Therefore, it would be great if they can do them at least once in their lives.
For sure, they will ask you to try camping again once they have tried it once. They will also realize that they are lucky to have this opportunity unlike other kids out there. You can up your game next time around by trying camping in an unfamiliar territory abroad. As long as you get permission from the local authorities or you can get a guide, it would be fine.
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