Are you planning to bring your teenagers with you on your next camping trip? Do they dread trips like this? Then the tips below on how to make camping fun for teens will surely help the entire family enjoy the next camping trip.
Camping with the whole family can be difficult especially if you have teenagers. The reason behind this is because the majority of teenagers today prefer being with their friends. They crave for freedom, and they think that going on a family camping will take all of those things away from them.
Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to make camping fun for teenagers. Get to know what these are by reading the information provided below.
Choose a Great Location
For you to be able to make camping looking more inviting for teenagers, it would be best to pick a great place. You may opt for a location that is near a beach or a campsite where there are different amenities. Some camp sites have fishing, hiking trails, bike trails, swimming, and so on and so forth. Choosing locations with these facilities will surely make teenagers feel excited about camping.
Make It Comfortable and Fun
It would also be best to bring a canopy and a screen tent, as these things can act as a sun and rain protection. They can also be used to protect everyone from mosquitoes and other insects. To make camping fun, adding music would be your best option. You can use a Bluetooth speaker and let the teenagers decide on which music to play.
Involve Them In Planning
You should also make sure to include the teens plan the camping trip. You can ask them the destination that they prefer or if they have a campground that they want to visit. They can also suggest the food and as well as the activities that they want to do during camping.
Making a Campfire
Make a campfire where you and your teenagers can cook your meals. The campfire can also serve as your place where all of you can bond and talk about anything and everything under the stars. Of course, the heat of the fire can also keep all of their warm while enjoying the night away near a good tent.
Bring Their Favorite Food
Most teenagers are into chips and sweets and bring these types of food during your camping trip would be best. Always remember to bring foods that teens would love to eat, including cupcakes, chips, and candy. Of course, you should also bring vegetables and fruits to keep them healthy and energized.
It would also be best to bring in some treats that can be cooked over the campfire, including banana boats, toasted starbursts, and campfire cones.
Let Them Bring a Friend
This is one of the best ways to make sure that teenagers will be able to enjoy camping. You can let them know that they can invite one of their friends over to join. They will surely become excited about your upcoming camping trip.
These are all the tips on how you can make camping fun for teenagers. Now, teenagers won’t dread going on a family camping because the tips above will make them excited for the trip.
~ Lucy Gomez
Lucy Gomez is camp editor at Getcampingwild.com. She grew up in a suburb of Oklahoma and has been an avid camper her entire life. Camping in the wild is a way of life for her and she hopes to make it one for your family as well!