Go Along With Your Child On Their First Overnight Campout and use Family Tents

Family Tents

Family Tents

Choosing when to send your child on their first over night camp out is a hard decision.  Children are ready at different ages.  Some might be ready at 4 years old while others might not be ready until they are 7, 8 or maybe even 12 or 13 years of age.  There are all kinds of summer camps you might want to send your child to and you can find these on the Internet.  Going to a summer camp that is located near your local community vs a great distance away is also easier on you and your child and something I highly recommend.  I remember going to a summer christian camp when I was 13 years old and it was a blast.  We learned how to paddle a canoe, how to swim, and created lots of crafts to bring home to mom, dad, siblings and friends.  We played lots of outdoor games and got lots of exercise.

I think the best method is to go along  with your child on their first camp out over night if you can.  You can do this with family or friends and there are a lot of family tents available online for places like Camping Tents Haven.  You should also consider getting some warm and comfortable sleeping bags so your child will be comfortable and clearly experience the outdoors in a positive way.  The YMCA has an  excellent program called Indian Guides for Dads and their sons or Indian Princess for Dads and their daughters.  A group of fathers and their children form an Indian tribe and gather weekly to spend time together learning about Indian culture, playing games, telling stories, preparing wood or leathers crafts and genuinely having fun together.  The Indian Guide or Indian Princess tribes of 5 and 6 year old kids go on a camp out twice a year with their fathers and cook outdoors, sleep in camping tents, create plaster molds of arrow heads or animal foot prints, practice shooting a bow and arrow, fish and lots of other things to enjoy the outdoors.

Making your child’s first over night camp out a positive experience is an important first step to ensuring they adopt camping as a life long interest so start by showing them some tents and sleeping bags on the Internet.


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