When children are camping they’re not constraint by walls or a fenced backyard or a constructed playground, but they instead have an open space to run and explore with no limits or restrictions letting their imaginations run wild and free. There are no need for shelves of toys or learning resources as nature provides the most authentic learning environment for children as they go about exploring and engaging with nature.
Being outdoors and surrounded by nature is so good for children’s health. Camping under the open skies with the fresh air, grass, trees, mud and dirt is not only good for our healthy but also our soul. Having endless hours of play, of exploring and letting your imagination be your guide is exactly what camping is all about.
Camping will create wonderful childhood memories that will last a life time. My own childhood memories of camping with my family, exploring and having different adventures are still some of my most cherished memories.
Although nature tables and nature walks are a major part of our learning, camping in nature is the ultimate nature experience. Camping under the wide open skies and stargazing, watching the sun rise and chasing butterflies, finding bugs and grubs, searching for birds and watching them fly, building a campfire together, toasting marshmallows…..the list is endless as the opportunities are plenty.
The great thing about camping is that it is an affordable holiday (cheaper than hotels) for most families and the experiences you gain no amount of money would be able to buy. When is your next camping trip planned?