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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping at Least Once This Summer

What are you doing this summer?  Have you started making your plans yet?  I highly suggest that you definitely make plans to take your family camping this summer.  Those of you who love camping probably already have your dates and campgrounds picked out, but not everyone realizes how much fun camping can be.  We went RV camping last year and loved it so much we’re going to do it again this summer. If you haven’t given much thought to camping, it’s time that you did.  There are quite a few benefits to camping and it really is one of the best ways to spend your summer!

Why You Should Go Camping at Least Once This Summer

Here are five reasons why you should go camping at least once this summer:

Camping helps you to appreciate nature. 

Let’s face it, many of us simply do not take the time to appreciate nature anymore.  With the busy lives we lead, we don’t often slow down enough to see the beauty of the things around us.  If you go camping at least one time this summer, you will find a renewed appreciation for the sky, the trees, the flowers and so much more. 

We all need to unplug sometimes. 

It’s true.  We are so attached to our phones, our devices, and our computers all the time that we are rarely unplugged.  One of the best things about camping is that you often have to unplug.  That means more real time with your family.  Many studies have shown that unplugging occasionally boosts happiness and mental health. 

Camping is a great way to learn survival skills.

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Okay, so one camping trip won’t make you a total survivalist, but you can at least practice up on skills that we should all know in case of emergency.  These skills include shelter building, navigation, fire starting and more. 

You will finally get quality time with your family.

A family camping trip is a great way to spend some good, quality time together.  Remember that “unplugging” discussion we had earlier?  That’s just one of the ways that camping encourages togetherness.  Being in the great outdoors and needing to work together to set up camp is great for building relationships too.  And who doesn’t love to sit around a campfire telling stories, visiting, singing or just being there together? 

Camping is an affordable vacation.

 Assuming you have at least some camping gear, camping is a very affordable way for your family to go on vacation.  It is hard to justify a big vacation when you are on a budget.  However, it is quite budget friendly to pack the kids and the gear up and head to a favorite campground.  Many campsites cost $30 or less per night to stay at, which is a fraction of hotel fees.  Plus, many of the activities that you do while camping doesn’t cost extra.

This is just five of the reasons why you should go camping at least once this summer. I really could go on and on about the different things that make camping great. I won’t though, I will leave that up to you to find out! If you are an experienced camper, what is your favorite thing about camping?

5 Reasons Why You should Go Camping This Summer

Have you ever been camping? It's a really great way to spend your summer vacation! Here are five reasons why you should go camping with your family this summer.
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Diane

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues.