Are you using this spring break for the opportunity to go camping with your family? Perhaps you are waiting to have that camping trip during the summer months. Either way, from planning fun activities to shopping at an Army surplus store, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a fun event that your family will remember for many years to come.
Plan The Activities - Of course, you will want to start by putting the dates of your camping trip on the calendar. Be sure that all of your family members note the dates on their personal calendars, too, so there won't be disappointments later. It might be helpful for you to have a family meeting where you put your plans down in written form. Having a meeting with your family members also means that everybody will have an opportunity to interject activities that he or she wants to be included on the camping trip. For example, one person might want to go fishing while another person wants to start or continue the tradition of telling ghost stories by a campfire at the end of the day. It might even be good to put people in charge of different activities. For example, one person could be in charge of bringing games that can be played while you are at the campsite.
Plan The Shopping - You'll probably want to have two shopping lists. One list will be for things that you'll buy at the grocery store. Don't forget to buy marshmallows, candy bars and graham crackers for S'Mores. And, buy plenty of water, too. The other list will be for equipment and clothes. Consider heading to an Army surplus store where you will more than likely be able to buy all of the essentials for your camping trip. Is it time to buy a new tent? Perhaps your tent is in good repair, but you want a second one where kids can sleep or that can be used for storage. The army surplus store will probably have exactly the tent you need for your family. Think about buying cooking equipment at the Army surplus store, too. Don't forget to look for things like binoculars and even ice chests at the Army surplus store.
As you do your shopping, think of additions that can add some fun to your camping event. For example, while you're at the Army surplus store, buy some camp T-shirts for each member of your family so that you can all match. For more information, contact a company like Bargain Center.