The idea of taking your children camping may seem daunting and far to complicated to even consider. However last year we did just that, in fact not only did we consider it we did it and loved it.
Removing the family from in front of screens and giving them the chance to enjoy nature in the middle of nowhere is priceless. In fact, there are several health benefits that can stem from an outdoor family camping adventure that could make the effort more than worth it.
One of the most beneficial aspects of camping is that the great outdoors can force you to rely more on yourself. Using your skills to put up your own tent and cook your own meals with just the basics are all a great challenge. While there are some campsites that come equipped with all the amenities that you will need, sometimes it’s a good idea to go back to basics.
There are many things to be said about the health benefits that stem from a family camping trip. To begin with, it gives us a lot more exposure to Vitamin D. Having the chance to be exposed to the sun’s light plays a huge part in helping the body function properly. A week away in the great outdoors can do wonders for the way your body functions.
Not only does a family camping trip help to expose you to more Vitamin D, but you will also be able to escape from air pollutants. Getting fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of normal city life can have a huge benefit to the health of your lungs.
In fact, camping also offers many different opportunities for your family to get some much-needed exercise. Go for a bike ride or take a hike to burn calories and get your heart pumping.
Many say the family that plays together, stays together. With the increasing use of technology into our everyday, it is important to find activities that you can engage in together as a family. Getting back to nature and removing some of the barriers is a great way to get everyone on the same page. Plan the trip together, set up the equipment as a family and participate in physical activities. Simply sitting around a fire together is a great way to open the conversation, especially when no one is staring at a screen.
Camping gives you and your family the chance to enjoy each other’s company, get back to basics and build your relationship.
We have already headed out camping this year and have several more trips planned and although we can’t plan for great weather we do have the best time.