Camping is one of the best recreational activities that offer not only offer adventure but also a range of health benefits as a well an opportunity to tune in with nature. Plus, it can be done with friends and family, making it a great group activity. The activity became popular in the early 20th century when people temporarily got away from the hustle bustle of city life to explore nature.
At present, camping has become an appealing and attractive option, since people are desperate to take a break from their daily stress. If you have an upcoming camping trip, here are ten outdoor activities that will make your experience a lot more memorable.
- Play Games. Camping may be a time for all the “adventure,” but playing a good board or card game out in the open will only enhance the entire experience. Card and board games are not only easier to pack, but will also give you a chance to stimulate your cognitive function.
- Explore Nature. What is even the point of going camping if you fail to soak in the beauty of nature? Bug collecting, bird watching, leaf collecting, nature gathering (rocks, pine cones, pebbles, etc.), collecting firewood, and whittling are just some of the examples.
- Swing in a Hammock. For a lot of people, camping is a chance to unwind, and what better way to relax outdoors than to swing in a hammock and take a nap, or stargaze before you sleep?
- Make a Campfire. Campfire hangouts are some of the most memorable camping experiences ever. You can dance around the fire, tell spooky stories, roast marshmallows, play an instrument, or just sit and stare at the crackling fire.
- Go for a Walk at Nighttime.If you are looking for the perfect dose of thrill and adventure, head out to take a walk at night in the woods. Bring along the proper safety tools that will help you feel safe.
- Go on a Hike. Hiking is a great way to explore nature and get that adrenaline pumping. Plus, it is also a great opportunity to get a good workout.
- Cooking Together. Cooking without your Dutch oven and luxurious kitchen can be great fun and learning experience. Plus, it gives a chance for family members to work together.
- Indulge in Active Games. If sedentary games are not your thing, then how about a little Frisbee, catch, or even Duck Duck Goose?
- Observe the Wildlife. There is plenty of woodland wildlife around the majority of camping sites. You can look for foxes, deer, badges, as well as fireflies and birds.
- Test Your Survivor Skills. Play a game of man vs. wild. See if you can set up a trap, make a fire, climb a tree, tie special knots, etc. Challenge your friends and family and involve a prize for the winner.