Friday, October 19, 2012

Easy tips for Camping with Kids

Things that make outdoor life easier with camping kids:
  • Extra gloves, socks, and hats to share for warm hands and hearts
  • Peppermints (with peppermint oil) for upset tummies and upset grownups
  • Light sticks for kids who need a light on or to identify adult tents
  • A camera for a scavenger hunt (not required but it's fun)
  • Leather work gloves for the fire (adults only)
  • A vinyl tablecloth for food prep area
  • Folding chairs for while you're waiting for them to fall asleep
  • Sing a lullaby, quiet doesn't always work (most any song sung softly will do)
  • Latex-free band-aids fix everything
  • Put names on everything, use nail polish to mark mess kits.
  • Don't forget your food thermometer and can opener
  • Drink water throughout the day
  • Give each other a break
  • Lantern for while you're waiting for them to fall asleep
  • Bedtime story (nature related are best)
  • Have everyone in your group wear the same color shirt or bandanna
  • Bring shopping and brown paper bags for: trash cans, for compost or recycling to send home, for wet dishcloths and dishtowels, for unexpected treasure.

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