If family camping is a memory from your childhood, you know what it is like to prepare for an outdoor family event. Packing your favorite outdoor toys and games was something to look forward to. Games like Frisbee, bean bag toss or lawn darts were fun events for my family!
One of my favorite memories is when we would travel to my grandparents house and camp out on their lawn in our camper. We enjoyed each day with the games that we had brought, spending time together as a family, and our time boating on the lake. Our evenings would wrap up with a game of hide and seek and then a bonfire with our favorite treat, a s'more, and sometimes watch fireworks!
Do you have memories from your youth about camping that you can reflect on? How can you include them in your camping adventures this summer? If you've never been camping and this post inspires you to take your first family camping trip, let me share a few ideas for packing fun summer games and activities. Grab a pen and paper and let's build your packing list!
- If camping on or near a lake bring a pail and shovel, a swim suit, and a beach ball just to name a few. Don't forget one of the most important items, your sunscreen!
- Pack your tennis shoes. If you have small hills where you stay this can be perfect cardio activity. Create your very own family walk/run event (see mine below!). Nature is beautiful and nourishing. It also provides exploration and creativity for all ages. Breathe and enjoy.
- Play time inspires hydration, yes? Keep this in mind every day, and while you are away. Be prepared for those hot summer days.
- While popsicles may be a favorite, also pack a pitcher, add some water, ice, lemons and cucumbers and set it aside to chill. It is most refreshing and provides our bodies with the following: It keeps you hydrated, it delivers antioxidants, it supports healthy skin, it boosts bone health, and your body cannot function properly without it.
Dear friends, have a wonderful camping adventure. Know that our Creator is always with you. Invite God to be part of your family memories. Seek and invite him into your lives daily. When you inhale each breath of beautiful fresh air, know that God provides this gift to you through His son Jesus, our loving Savior.
Peace, joy and blessings to you on your family adventures.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any illnesses or disease. Please always check with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional or fitness program or before making any nutritional/fitness changes.