Camping with teens requires some forethought and planning and it can be amazing for everyone involved. You don’t want them getting bored and may be concerned about how you can keep them active and engaged. Rest assured, however, that it is possible to take teenagers camping in a way that keeps them busy and know they’re enjoying nature.
One thing that’s a good idea is to take limit technology that a teenager is going to bring with them. You’ll probably all have phones, tablets, etc. but we’re hoping you find so much to do outside that you find you’re forgetting to check them.
Get them involved. Plan to have some chores for the teenager to do to help with the campsite. For instance, they can help get the wood, start the fire, and keep the campsite clean. Let them share in ideas for the best setup of your campsite. They can have a say in what you’ll be doing each day. The more you involve them in the nuts and bolts of camping the more they’ll learn to love it.
You can take the time to teach them skills like knot tying, reading a compass, finding star constellations, or playing a good old game of poker. They’re in the child/adult stage and will be interested in both levels of activity.
It’s a good time to learn from them as well. You’ll have more time to talk to each other. There are lots of fun games to play that will create conversations and open up the lines of communications between everyone.
When you go camping with teens, it can be a good time. You just have to make sure that you understand how to keep them occupied. Not only that, but you can teach them some life skills along the way as well. Camping is enjoyable for anyone of any age.