Things To Do When Camping

Camping is a great way to save money and still be able to go on vacation. Getting out to nature can give you the stress free escape you want or even need from the everyday struggles and technologies. If you are new to camping or it has just been a while since your last trip, you may have a hard time trying to figure out what to do. It basically all depends on who you go camping with and what you really want to do. Some may just want to spend time outside and relax with no phone calls and watch the stars at night while others may want to spend the time doing fun activities with your family and friends without the constant distractions of the Internet or other things that might steal their attention. For those who want to do a wide range of activities, here are some of the things you can do.

Depending on the time you get there, you may want to relax a little bit instead of jumping into activities right away. Fishing can be a way to relax after that long drive you may just had. You can sit back and wait for those fish to hook onto your line. If your family all goes out on the boat, you may want to make sure they don't make too many movements or they might scare the fish away.

Once all of you are rested and energized, you can go hiking. Hiking can be a great and healthy exercise. You can bring a book to identify and teach yourself and your family about the surrounding wildlife. Remember to bring a camera though, you never know what you may encounter while you're walking around out there and to wear comfortable shoes! Hiking in uncomfortable boots and even flip flops can annoy and stress you out rather than take it away. If this is too much walking for you, there should be biking trails. Not many people bike these days, so it's a great opportunity to make you feel like when you were a kid.

If you are traveling with kids, you can bring card games like Uno or even just a deck of cards and play poker, speed, or rummy. You can also have a little scavenger hunt with your kids. While they're playing cards or running around, go take some items, like plastic eggs with goodies inside, and hide them around your camp. Give them some directions and let them loose. Just be sure to not forget where you put everything!

When it gets dark, that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. If you brought some graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, then bring on the s'mores. Build a campfire and you can start cooking. If someone knows how to play the guitar and remembered to bring it, you can all sing songs and even make some of your own, or just sing acapella! If you and your kids are up for it, you can tell ghost stories that you learned as a kid or just some funny ones you know. Being out in the open is perfect for stargazing also. Put out the fire, and make sure it's all out, and look up at the stars. Try to name as many constellations as you can and create some yourself. Don't forget to watch out for shooting stars and make a wish!

These are just a few activities you can do out there, but even if you can't find or think of anymore, then these can keep you entertained. Also, don't forget to allow some downtime between the activities. Part of being on vacation is to relax and have fun!