Camping is a favorite family holiday. For nearly everyone who has happy childhood memories of camping, it becomes the standard for an enjoyable family experience. Camp resorts are a great idea for a holiday, since they combine the excitement of camping with all kinds of facilities for sports and games at the campgrounds. They offer all kinds of camping options, from RV hookups to tent camping spaces.
Getting away from it all
Who goes camping? A whopping 49.1 million Americans went camping in 2013, according to the 2014 American Camper Report. That’s 14 percent of the US population over the age of six. Camping offers a choice of accommodation, of varying degrees of discomfort or luxury: from tents and bivvies to RVs, cabins and yurts. Especially in the summer, it can be a good idea to reserve spots in advance, even for tent camping spaces.
One of the best things about camping is that it can be combined with other activities, like hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking and more. A camping holiday can also take in the local sights and events like music festivals.
True campers keep coming back
People typically learn to love camping at an early age, or not at all. Family camping trips are a favorite childhood memory for many people. So if you take your kids camping, you’re creating a lifelong love of the outdoors, clear skies, woods, lakes, smoking campfires and such delights.
There’s certainly something about camping that pulls people back. A survey published in the 2014 American Camping Report found that fully 99% of campers were ?likely? or ?very likely? to go camping again the next year. If you’ve ever been on a camping trip, you’ll understand why.
Camping is family fun
People typically take camping trips with family and friends. For many, it’s a way of spending time with family away from the stresses and routine of ordinary life. And 47% of campers said that their reason for camping was simply that they enjoyed it. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, fun activities and a clear sky full of stars at night: the lure of camping really doesn’t need much explaining.
Many camp resorts provide various activities for campers to enjoy themselves at the camp itself. Especially for families with kids, there are games, splash parks, hiking and biking trails, fishing, swimming pools and much more. There are also spaces for open air barbecues and picnics.
Public campgrounds with a large number of tent camping spaces are a popular choice for families. You can also pick lakeside or wooded campgrounds, for a special experience. Even if you weren’t fortunate enough to go camping as a kid, you should give it a try. You might create a new family vacation tradition.