Even though camping can be hard work, there are fourteen (if not many more) reasons to take the family camping before the summer ends! If your family needs to unplug before you begin to gear up for the fall, camping is a cheap way to go and endlessly rewarding!
Last Saturday, I finished my book (insert a huge HOORAY!), hit submit and sent it off to Random House, then put the dog in the backseat and headed to the mountains to meet Brian and the kids for a week of family camping. Every summer, I LOVE how incredible it is to unplug, escaping all the noise, emails, texts, schedules, carpools, you name it. And just gaze at the stars and swim in the river. I wouldn’t consider myself a serious REI girl, but I’ve come to appreciate the simplicity of a cozy tent. In fact, we found this great collapsible frame so our bed is off the ground, feeling that much cozier with flannel sheets, down comforters and all!
Adventure awaits when you take the family camping. We’ve been doing it for years. Since 2007, I’ve been writing an annual blog post with my top reasons for taking the kids camping. If you have preschool age kids, you’ll appreciate 10 Reasons to Take the Kids Camping. If you have gradeschool kids AND a dog, one of my favorite blog posts ever was Top 10 Reasons to Take the Kids (and Dog) Camping. The kids are in such a different stage of childhood now with Blaze being a tween and Pascaline’s pre-teen emotions, but the joys of camping have only grown! No question, family camping is the kind of adventure that replenishes everyone’s soul!
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