If you have been following me for a while, you know I’m not a summer lover, however, there are certain things that I enjoy when summer comes, one of them is camping.
I started camping when I moved to Canada, 8 years ago, and since then, I’m a big fan! My favorite time to go camping is when is so hot so I can enjoy the cold ice water of the beautiful lakes instead of being stuck in a home that has no AC!
It’s just something about being in nature, with no laptops or housework to do! Just enjoying the excellent views that we have in BC!
We took Matias to his first camping when he was 2 months old, so having kids haven’t stopped us to continue with our family tradition, on the other hand, I’m not going say that has been easy with a toddler that is putting everything on his mouth, but I feel that for my kids and for our own sanity, being on the fresh air during hot days is exactly what we need, so here are some of my tips for you!
Don’t go too far
Even tho I’ve been wanting to try new places, I didn’t want to taste my luck so we stayed close to home, just in case something were to happen. This year we went to Golder Ears and Cultus lake, as they have everything we need to make it a little bit easier! Washrooms, showers, and beautiful lakes to enjoy!
Stay close to the washrooms
Especially if you are potty training! I’m not saying stay next to it, but I feel that not having to walk more than 5 min help a lot this year!
YES! I know the whole point is for them to play with nature, but there is going to be a point around 7 pm when they started to get tired that you’ll need to read that story for them to fall asleep. ( oh yes, bring some lighting lol! )
Snacks and Drinks
The kids get extra tired, so having healthy snacks on hand would keep the things calm lol! We usually. We always bring some peppers, baby gourmet pouches, fruits, and crackers.. and YES beer! ( Just in case they go to bed early lol! )
Pillows and Change of Clothes
Our friends forgot their pillows in our last camping, I feel that is something so easy to forget! Also, the kids got all wet playing in the lake, and I totally forgot a change of clothes other than their Pj’s! Be prepare for any accidents!
I hope these tips would encourage you to take that tent and just do it!