Before a camping trip, parents should make a list of all the potential activities that the family can engage in, such as hiking, fishing, or swimming, and then give their kids a say in deciding what they do. When children feel involved in decisions, they become more excited about the activities.
When camping with smaller children, parents should always put safety first by accompanying them to the bathroom, especially at night, and insisting that they carry a flashlight. Parents must always keep an eye on their kids, who may accidentally wander off chasing a butterfly or some other form of wildlife.
Parents who are new to camping can usually find classes at local outdoor adventure stores. These classes provide a great knowledge base for setting up a campsite. Parents should also feel free to ask staff at these stores for advice and recommendations on local camping areas.