Is camping good for kids? Absolutely! In an age where we are busier than ever, with distractions from devices and other media a constant presence, camping is a great way to de-stress and spend quality time with your children. Camping is also a good opportunity for children to learn new skills, and most importantly, it’s fun! Let’s explore further why camping with kids is a great idea.
Sleeping in a tent, campervan or caravan offers an excellent way for everyone to get together literally and figuratively. Busy schedules and different interests in our daily lives at home often create barriers to conversations. Camping creates the time and the space to actually talk to one another and strengthen relationships between both children and adults.
Exercise & Fresh Air
If your children are like most kids these days, it’s very likely that they are glued to their smartphones, computers and/or gaming consoles. Camping offers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and try new activities like bushwalking, biking and swimming. Alternatively, sitting back in your camping chair and enjoying the beautiful surroundings and fresh air can be just as invigorating!
Camping encourages your kids to better experience and appreciate nature which also contributes to their overall health and wellbeing. Research has shown that spending time outdoors helps children become happier, healthier, and smarter. Bug hunting, birdwatching, den building and wildlife spotting are just some of the ways to appreciate all that nature has to offer.
Camping with your kids enables you to teach them new skills that they may not have been exposed to before. Setting up a tent, building a fire and campfire cooking are fun ways for your children to learn about contrasts – going back to basics vs technology and the conveniences of modern living.
Ready to spend quality time with your family? Why not start off in one of our caravans or cabins? These self-catering options are a great way to introduce your children to the great outdoors. We also have powered campsites for those who already have their own gear. Start your family camping adventures today at Surfside Cudmirrah Beach.