In today’s modern era of technology, we all are becoming so addicted to the aspects of social media, that we have taken nature and going out for granted. The pandemic is proof of that. We often blame kids for getting hanged up on their screens, but we grown-ups are no less.
We are not saying this just because we are focused on camping and outdoor activity, but the experience and fun that you will be able to experience during camping and other outdoor activities will never be able to match anything online.
Ok, Now WHAT TO DO WHILE CAMPING?
So you have set up your mind that you want to go camping, but you are very confused and do not know what to do while camping. Well, that is what we are here for. We have tried to compile this article with many different activities that will make your camping more fun and joyful.
Forget The Setup, Just have Fun
Camping for everyone is not the same. While some prefer doing it under the open sky, others prefer the comfort of an RV or a camping home. No matter what or where you camp in, always remember that it is fun to have anywhere you want and there are tons of activities out there. So keep this dilemma out of your mind that a certain type of camping is fun only. It will be what you make out of it.
Starting With The Road Trip
You do not need to wait to know what to do while camping, because the fun can start before you visit the site, and that is down to your journey on how to make it. If you are traveling with your friends or family then get a big SUV and drive to the site. No matter what the distance might be, having a road trip with your loved ones truly liven up your mood for the upcoming trip.
Ditching Everyone Out
These types of campers are usually very common. Many individuals think of camping as a form of meditation and escape from the morbid, monotonous life then that each and every one of us face. Try to take this time to relax and sleep your day away.
No matters what you plan on doing on the campsite, you must make sure that the place that you are choosing has a serene and calm environment so that you can enjoy your solo time in peace.
Also, make sure that the site you chose has nice and sunny weather, otherwise, you won’t be able to relax peacefully. Take a journal and try to write about this experience you are indulging in or just write anything that comes to your mind. Make sure to carry a nice comfy hammock for those afternoon naps.
One of the major benefits of camping solo is that you get to carry a lot with you. We would suggest trying to carry as much food as possible. We are not talking about canned foods or anything but rather bring everything to cook your favorite meal. There is nothing more peaceful than having a made meal in the woods. Or you can cook them from home as well.
TRY TO INDULGE IN NATURE
One of the many advantages of solo camping is not having any human interactions. This allows you to enjoy wildlife and nature to a much deeper extent. Make sure to get some glamour shots of birds and other wildlife. You can also consider taking your pet as well so that you can bond over camping.
FUN DEPENDS ON YOU
If we were to write the answer to the question of what to do while camping then it would have been never-ending because there are so many different activities that you will never be able to do them all on a single trip.
That is why the type of activity that you would like to enjoy doing totally depends on you and the nature of the campsite you are going to. Nonetheless, we have tried our best to cover all different scenarios and hope it will help.
A Cold One With The Boys
As you grow older and you become busy with work and family, you come to realize how important friends are and how crucial it is spending time with them. There is no better option to spend some quality time with your childhood buddies or even your friends from work than a fun camp out in nature. Having a medium to a large group on a camp not only opens the doors to many different activities but also makes the costs come down comparatively.
Now, the question comes that what to do while camping with your friends. The first and foremost thing you should keep in mind is to get some booze. A few light beers are just the right option to go with, because no deep conversations are fun without being a little tipsy right?
Get A Musical Instrument
Camping is no fun without music, and while you can carry a Bluetooth speaker for playing out some tunes that won’t really count as much of an activity. What I would rather prefer you do is that carry a musical instrument like a guitar with you. Keeping in mind that there will be someone in the camp who can play it, singing the night away with your best buds is an experience you will never forget.
Around The Water
If you have decided to do your camping nearby a water body such as a lake, river or pool then you are in very good luck. Because there are tons of fun activities that you can do near a water campsite. Doesn’t matter whether you want to relax or be active. There is an option for everyone.
This might come out as very obvious, but what fun is camping near a lake or river if you can’t do some fishing. If you are going there with your kids then fishing is a very good activity to bond with them and also teach them fishing.
However, make sure to carry your fishing rods and other necessary fishing gear on the trip. You can always rough it with DIY methods but that will be a bit of a hassle. So we would suggest you take the necessary fishing gear with you.
Canoeing or kayaking
For all those of you who do not what canoeing is, it is basically an activity that involves paddling a canoe in the water with a blade-like paddle. Canoeing and kayaking are very common water activities. If you are camping in a private camping site there will definitely be that option there and you won’t need to carry anything with you. However, there are portable inflatable canoes that you can buy online and it makes things much easier.
Camping is a great opportunity to learn swimming. However, make sure that there is someone to help you out with it. If you do not know swimming beforehand then there is no need to take the extra risk.
Some Other water activities include:
For The Sports Person
One of the many advantages of camping in the open and not in an RV is that you get huge space to do basically any sort of activity that you want, especially sports. So now let’s look at a few sporting activities that you can do while camping. We are gonna skip the usual options of football, soccer, kickball, and baseball because those are very common and almost everyone knows about them.
Disc golf or frisbee golf as it is commonly known is a great game to play out in the open and it also requires very less athletic expertise. While the name might suggest otherwise, this game is a very simple one. It is a game where you will need to throw discs inside a specific target. Very much like golf, but with disks. Keep in mind that you will need a very big place to play this. The game is perfect for the elderly as well.
We say again and again that camping is one of the best opportunities to bond and spend time with your family. You will be able to enjoy the experience a lot more when you indulge in multiple activities with them. As we mentioned earlier in the article that swimming and fishing are great ways to spend your camping time with your children. Something else that we would suggest you teach the kids is to enjoy and indulge in the nature around them. The more time goes by, the more the next generation won’t be aware of what nature beholds.
Try to find a campsite with loads of birds and wildlife. You can try birdwatching, where you will be seeing and hearing the chirping of the birds and identifying their type and species. Discovering different types of plants, trees can also be very fun and informative.
If your kids are old enough to have smartphones, make sure you tell them to turn them off for the trip. Or else they will just be sitting inside the tent with their phones on. A pro trip would be to chose a site with no network connection at all.
Some other nature activities include:
Collecting and Cataloging Rocks
Searching wild berries and other fruits
For the couples out there
These days as romance has become more online-based, getting out with your dear one on a trip to nature will be just the ideal thing to do. Keeping aside all the intimate activity you will get to do, there is a heck lot more to enjoy with your loved one on a camping trip. Try to catch the sunrise or sunset together. This moment and feeling is something that no amount of money can ever buy, so try to enjoy it as much as you can.
Try to enjoy a meal during this time to fulfill that 5-star view. Make sure to have some nice wine and cheese to complement the trip. Regardless of what type of activity you do together, keep in mind to talk about how comfortable your partner is with camping. If it is their first time camping, then better to discuss everything with them beforehand.
Staying Inside the Tent
Events can often turn out to be very unfortunate, and if anything like that occurs that you have to stay inside your tent for the entirety of the camping trip, be it for bad weather or health then there is nothing to worry about.
Because no matter the weather, there is always a fun activity to do. If the weather outside is very bad then take the opportunity to relax by reading a book. You can play board games with your friends and also watch movies on any portable device. If none of these seem to suit you then just talk to each other.
The Night Crawlers
It might vary from place to place, but sleeping at night on a campsite is nearly impossible. Blame it on the mosquitos or the adrenaline rush, but since you won’t be sleeping one bit, you should utilize this time doing something.
The night is the best time to enjoy camping by the fire. Study the stars by stargazing at the sky, go for walks around the place. An uncommon activity to do would be to lit up some fireworks. However, make sure that the place does not have any restrictions on fireworks and try to be safe at all times.
Try To Enjoy It
As we mentioned earlier, there is no definite answer to what to do while camping, because there are uncountable things that you could do. We tried our best to share as many activities for as many scenarios as possible. At the end of the day, just make sure that you are having fun on the trip and that is what’s important. Just do whatever makes you happy on the trip.