3 Family Vacation Spring Camping Ideas to Try Out!

Spring is in the air and that means getting out of the house and out to your local camping sites for some family spring camping! There is no better time than the spring to head out on family camping trips, and considering that 87% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities while camping, it is time to take full advantage of the possibilities! So here are some family-friendly camping ideas to try out at your favorite camp resorts.

A scavenger hunt

This works especially well if you have little ones that don’t do well on full hikes. Create a list of fun things to find around your campsites and then split into teams. Give the groups an hour or so, and the first ones to make it back with the most objects wins a prize! Here are some fun things to include on your list:

    • A colored rock


    • A piece of garbage


    • A four-leafed clover


    • A blue flower


    • A picture of animal tracks


    • A tuft of animal fur


    • Berries — make sure not to eat them!


    • An acorn


Bake a fun meal
Just because you are out camping doesn’t mean that your taste buds have to suffer on this family vacation! Have your family look forward to mealtime every day by creating something together. Here are some cool, campfire-ready ideas:

    • Walking tacos. All you need are some small snack bags of chips, taco meat, and the fixings of your choice. Add the ingredients all together and you have an easy, hearty meal. Clean up is as simple as throwing the bag away.


    • Pull-apart monkey bread. Cut some pre-made store-bought biscuits in fourths, add brown sugar, chocolate chips, even small pieces of fruit. Leave to rise overnight, then cook over the fire in the morning. There isn’t any way to mess up monkey bread, so go crazy!


    • Chili. The only hard ingredient here is bringing ground beef to brown over the fire. Just add cans of beans, tomato sauce, and some chili powder, grab some bread, and you’re good to go!


Go stargazing

Spring is known for its clear skies, so take advantage of the season and spend some time stargazing. Point out different constellations, planets, and teach your children the difference between passing satellites and shooting stars! Check online to see the best days for visibility before you go, and while you’re there, download a fun star-spotting app. With these ideas in mind, your family vacation will be one for the record books!