Planning a Camping Trip With Kids

Thinking about planning a camping trip soon?  As fun and exciting as camping can be, it can be a little bit frustrating or stressful when you go camping with the kiddos. There are several steps that you can take to ensure that your next camping trip goes off without any hitches.

Captured by C&M / Cades Cover Trail, TN.

Think about the kids first!

Keep your children in mind. While this may seem like common sense, it is important to do. You will want to research where you will be camping.  This includes the park that you choose to visit, as well as which camping spot you choose.  Since children can easily get bored, you will want to choose a park that gives you access to a number of activities, such as one that has a lake, swimming hole, playground or hiking trails.  


Let children help plan activities!

By letting your children help you plan some of your camping activities you are opening up their ability to be creative.  Let them choose a few of your camping activities, this will help to keep them excited about camping. It is also important to mention that your child will likely be proud of the fact that they got to help you plan your next trip.


Captured by C&M / Old Mill Campground, Cummins Falls, TN.

Make a checklist before you go!

When packing for a trip of any kind, have you prepared for your trip in advance, in terms of packing the supplies that you will need or the food that you would like to bring along with you?  You may want to take the time to create a camping checklist for yourself, as there are a number of benefits to doing so. Organization is key to making any trip successful, especially with little ones.


Check the weather!

Whether your next camping trip is one that was just planned or one that you have been planning for months, it is important that you check the weather. The weather will have a direct impact on the clothing that you need to bring along with you, the activities that you planned for or even if you still want to go on your trip at all.  When camping, hiking or taking any trip into nature, it is best to prepare for just about anything, especially when it concerns the weather.


Captured By C&M / Storm Clouds over Loves Park, Knoxville, TN.
​We hope you have an amazing trip with the little ones! We would love to see some of your photos, share them to our facebook page when you get back!

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