I’m honored to once again be able to share a guest post by Maura Marko, travel blogger extraordinaire. She previously shared her Top Tips for Hiking with Kids and now she’s back to tackle the topic of camping with little ones. Thank you to Maura for this great contribution!
The idea of camping with kids can seem intimidating. I’m not going to sugarcoat this for you: taking kids camping is hard work. But it really is an absolute blast at the same time. I also want to remind you that your kids will be just as worn out and exhausted following a weekend of camping as you will be!
We get asked many questions about camping with babies too so I’ll do my best to address our most frequently asked questions.
What’s so great about camping anyways? It seems like a lot of work. Don’t you have to buy a bunch of gear? It’s easy to think of all the reasons why camping is difficult and easy to forget how amazing and fun camping really is. Why do we love to camp so much? The answer is simple. My husband works a stressful, time-consuming job that keeps him attached to electronic devices for the majority of the day. It’s easy for us all to get burned out by the need for outlets. Setting off on a week or weekend of camping means we all get to stop, take a deep breath, disconnect from our screens, and simply be together. We sleep, eat, play, and explore together. We reconnect with one another in ways that just aren’t possible when juggling the craziness of day to day life.