Whether you’re spending the weekend in a tent or a week in a cabin, going camping can be a great family vacation. If you’re new to camping and missing some of the big boy toys like a boat, four-wheelers, or an RV, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Outdoor places like Beavers Bend rentals, state parks, or other local campgrounds offer tons of fun without needing extra gear.
On the Water
Many camping locations feature some type of water area, such as a lake or river, where campers can cavort and enjoy a number of activities. One of these that doesn’t require much special equipment is fishing. You can fish from a rented canoe or kayak or right off the side of the campground if you’re near the lake. All you need are some basic fishing poles and bait and you’re in business!
You could also try to learn how to skip rocks. This simple trick can be much more difficult than it seems, but is a great way to pass the time with kids. See how many flat rocks everyone can find in a time period, then have a contest to see who can get the most skips.
On the Land
Hiking is a main event for most camping trips and can be a great way to get out your energy during the day. Odds are you’ll be camping near established trails or in the woods with small paths you can follow.
If you’re looking for something more relaxing, bring a pair of binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for different types of birds in your campsite. You could even just enjoy the birdsong while you meditate or do some yoga in the sun.
There are tons of fun outdoor activities you can enjoy while camping without needing any expensive equipment.