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Things To Do While Camping


  • What Can We Do if it Rains While Camping?

    If in an RV you will have fewer worries about getting wet than if tenting. Tent campers should set up a tarp over the tent (for extra protection and run-off) and a dining tarp near the entrance before wet weather sets in. The dining tarp will allow for a dry area for food prep, eating and rainy-day activities. (Tip: When raining, do not touch the sides of the tent or allow gear to lean against the walls.) If staying at a campground, there may be a common room with planned activities, games, or to simply hang out in, particularly when the weather is poor.

    Storage and space/weight considering, campers can bring along music players or a small portable radio (tablets and personal phones of course store music). Note: Be mindful of others camping nearby when playing music. A deck of cards or compact board games, magazines and reading/trivia/activity books and story time are essen...

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  • What Can we do on Our Camping Trip?

    What you can do on a camping trip will depend on factors such as where you go and with whom, what season it is/what the weather is like and whether you have easy access to a vehicle. It will also depend on you/your fellow campers’ level(s) of spontaneity (‘planners’ may want a schedule while others may simply ‘wing it’).

    Explore

    Go for a hike, bike or scavenger/nature hunt, check out local shops, museums, activities and festivals, take a scenic drive, find a farmers’ market, berry pick or bird watch.

    Water Fun

    Bring your own watercraft and gear and/or check out the local watersports and what the campground or nearby operators have to offer. You can fish, swim, canoe, kayak, bodyboard, paddleboard or simply skip rocks. Waterskiing or tubing may also be options.

    Chill Out … Or Play Ball

    Bring a hammock,...

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