When trying to plan your next family vacation, you may want to take a cue from the majority of Americans and plan a family camping trip. According to a recent study, over 40 million American have gone camping in the last year. That is roughly 14% of the population over the age of six.
While camping, most people report participating in a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, boating, fishing, and backpacking. Almost 100% of the campers surveyed said they would go camping again the following year. They also stated they chose to go camping, so they would be able to spend more time with their family.
The majority of camping is done at public campgrounds or a camp resort. Camp resorts provide all the traditional fun of camping along with things like organized crafts and activities, a swimming pool, boats, canoes, kayaks, and more. Camp resorts may have food service options on the grounds or organized family meals.
There are a wide variety of camp resorts and local camping sites regardless of where you live. When looking for the perfect family camping vacation spots, ask around. Camping is one of the most enjoyed family vacation activities, so you likely know plenty of people that go camping with their families.
Studies show that 12% of adult campers first when camping with their families growing up. The majority of campers also enjoyed and participated in outdoor activities a lot as children. This young experience makes people more likely to enjoy the outdoors as an adult.
Camping is a great way to introduce your children to the outdoors, spend time together, and foster a lifelong love of nature and outdoor activities. Being outdoors is healthy. Research studies have shown that simply being outside can reduce stress and help people relax. Connecting with nature provides a better understanding and connection with the world around you.
When raising children, these are the things you want to foster in them. You want them to be able to look back on all the fond memories they had spending time together outside, having fun and learning how to do new things.
Teaching your children how to build a fire, pitch a tent, and have technology-free fun are things that will stay with them and benefit them as they grow up. You can choose from tent camping, cabins, RVs, or roughing it. There is no right or wrong way to do it. A lot of people enjoy summer camping trips when they don?t have to worry about really cold temperatures. However, some people benefit from the challenge of cold-weather camping.
You may even decide to try different kinds of camping to discover what you and your family enjoy the most. Camping makes vacations more affordable, and there are campgrounds in every state, which makes camping is a great way to see the country together.