I love family camping. I remember my folks would take us all the time when I was a kid. We never got to go on big, fancy vacations, but I think that the experience of family camping brought us closer together, which was the point. It really, honestly is one of the best ways to spend time together as a family.
Like most typical campers, we would go on five camping trips during the year. Most campers travel an average of 191 miles from their home to whatever campground they plan on having a good time in. We would always cook the three most popular favorite camping foods of real Americans when we were away on our family camping trips. These were smores (of course) hot dogs, and then tinfoil packet dinners. So good.
Plus, we would always go to sleep away camp in the summer. I always thought that it was good learning experience for me, and the statistics back this up. According to the American Camp Association, about 63 percent of children continued new activities that they picked up from camp after returning home.
Even as an adult, I take my kids on family camping trips. Although, we do things a little bit differently now. Back then, we were not so eco conscious. Nowadays, we use biodegradable soaps when we are on our family camping trips, so we can prevent contaminating any water sources.
Do you enjoy family camping trips? Do you prefer to go RV camping or do you just like to find a park, pitch a tent and just explose the wilderness that way? I have been thinking about cabin rentals for my next family camping trip. Have any readers gone on good cabin camping trips? Please share your stories and experiences in the comments!