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Fun Family Camping Tips

It is another time for camping. Stressful work and studies shall be rewarded with an activity that the whole family will enjoy. Camping has becoming the best option to spend time with family. I will provide you the techniques toward having a fun family camping experience.

Camp Site

Nowadays, weather is unpredictable. Therefore, we need to choose the best camp site as much as possible. If it is a rainy weather, choose a high area so that you will have no problem setting up your tent. This will ensure that your sleeping will not be bothered when rain comes. Do not choose for a campground near trees because this can be dangerous when strong wind strikes. These trees might have dead branches that can break during strong wind.

Consider a camp site where you and your family will have comfort especially if you bring your kids along. Camp sites with cabins for rent are also good in cases your kids find it difficult sleeping in the tent.

Get Rid of Bugs

Bugs and insects love to bother campers. Surely, kids would not love such idea. That is why you need to bring something in order to get rid of bugs and insects. Include in your first aid kit insect repellents or insect sprays. When you are in the outdoor, do not wear any perfume or use products that are scented because it attract insects. Further, do not wear clothes of dark hue because it magnetizes insects as well. Therefore, bring light coloured clothes and unscented products.

Sleeping with Comfort

The first thing that you should consider in order to have sleeping comfort is choosing the right campground where you will set up your tent. Ensure that the access to your tent is against the direction of the wind. It will really make your sleeping very comfortable since it will provide warm feeling on a cold weather. After that, you need to clean the ground where you set up the tent. Ensure that it is free from rocks and or roots. You can lay down a tarp below the tent to nip in the bud moisture. Before setting the tent, lay down on the tarp first to ensure that the ground level in all angle is almost the same. Next, clean your tent and the surroundings from time to time. This is very important so as not to attract ants and other insects that love trash.

Aside from that, you can also set up a sleeping pad inside your tent for comfy sleeping. You may also bring with you inflatable pillows because it is more convenient to bring.

Fun filled Activities

In camping with kids, it is always good to have fun-filled activities where all of you can enjoy. You can have star gazing at night or have a fun talk around a campfire. You can even bring a portable radio. But, make sure that the volume does not disturb the other campers. Do not forget to bring your cameras with extra battery and memory card to capture the perfect moments with your family. Ensure that all activities are planned ahead of time. Well, of course, a long tiring day shall be rewarded with thirst quenchers and food. Therefore, do not leave your home without bringing your 3 way camping fridge filled with food and drinks.

Summer Camp Jobs

If you love kids and are looking for something different to do this summer, why not get a summer camp job? You would be able to meet new people, interact with children, spend the summer days productively, have fun, and earn some cash.

Most summer camps require their camp counselors to have experience facilitating summer camps, and also give priority to people with experience as school counselors. At the very least, you must be 18 years old or older. You must be a US citizen or have a valid work visa, but some camps allow exchange students from other countries to work as counselors, too.

If you get the job, you will serve as a ‘role model’ who assists and motivates campers while they are learning new skills, and help them deal with new issues or ideas. You may also need to provide personal care, which includes assisting some campers with dressing or feeding.

If you love kids and have an ‘outdoorsy’ personality, you can be a camp facilitator. You can teach kids how to swim, hike, or survive in the wilderness, or teach them special skills such as pottery making and other crafts.

Summer camps are also looking for researchers, coaches, nurses, program directors, lifeguards, program leaders, adventure leaders, support staff, and much more. As long as you are fun-loving, patient and have a genuine concern for young people, you will surely find a job in camp.

Camp counselors and facilitators are paid anywhere from $180 to $200 per week, depending on the camp. You usually get free board and lodging, a visa (of you are a foreigner), and sometimes even plane fare. Some parents give tips to camp employees.