Outdoor camping trips are fun, exciting and educating too. The more you teach your kids to explore the wide world outside the more he/she will learn and grow. However, if the kids’ camping gear that you take with you does not suit your child and he finds the camping trip marred with uncomfortable sleeping bags, sleepless nights and improper clothing, there is nothing more than you can do to quell the spirit of adventure and freedom in the young child. A bad experience triggered by poor choice of kids camping gear can make the youngster to develop a loathing for outdoor camping.
So what constitutes the perfect kids camping gear? You will get lots of ideas by just paying a visit to your local mart selling kids camping gear. Children can get bored very easily and if you don’t involve them in putting up the tents, setting up the sleeping bags and other such activities, they will most likely get frustrated and will start to create problems. Your local mart may have little battery operated torches, tents and sleeping bags made especially for children. By allowing your kids to choose, carry and use their own camping gear you give them a feeling of freedom and independence thus setting the foundation for a neat camping trip.
Apart from planning on games for kids to keep them engaged, camping with kids should also be viewed as a great opportunity for educating them about the outside. To achieve this end, you could include in the kids camping gear, a compass, a star finder, a pair of binoculars and other such small things and teach the child how to use them to find exciting new things away from the madding crowd.
The usual kids’ water bottles, flashlights, colorful yet sturdy backpacks etc need to be chosen well according your child’s likings.
Kid’s safety equipment should also be given a high priority in the kids camping gear. A loud whistle always hanging around the kid’s neck will enable the young one to call for help if he loses himself or finds himself in trouble.
And lastly, try and engage your kids in selecting their own camping equipment. They will love doing that!