Reap the Benefits of a Family Camping Trip

90 Percent Believe RVs Are the Best Form of Family Travel

Camping is not only done in a tent, for many it's done in an RV. And, in a recent study by Louis Harris and Associates, nine out of 10 RV owners cited this as the best way to travel with family. While there are a variety of reasons for this, the most important is that an RV provides the perfect space for family bonding, at the campsite and on the road.

  • Rent an RV for your next family camping trip. Take advantage of the uninterrupted time together while driving, and enjoy nature as a family around a fire or on the trails.

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Within Minutes of Being Outside, Stress Levels Fall

Recent data has shown that 8.4 percent of children ages 3 to 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, and many outdoors groups are striving to prove much of that is attributed to a lack of time outside. The American Journal of Public Health released one such study, which found that children with hyperactivity were immediately relaxed within just a few minutes of seeing or being in green spaces.

  • Whether your child has been diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder or not, spending time outside on a family camping trip is always beneficial. Enjoy relaxing at the site or walk around, either one will do the trick.

Camping not only melts the stress off your children, but you too. Ivy Simmons, a mother of two, recalls this feeling: "It takes a lot of stress out of parenting when you're outdoors and you're in a comfortable space that you know is safe. Then everyone is free to roam and to be and to shout and to lay down where they want to." With little to worry about, the entire family is free to simply enjoy life.

Still not convinced? Other benefits of family camping include:

  • Improved group cohesiveness
  • More family memories
  • Established annual traditions

Family camping trips benefit everyone involved, so plan a camping vacation this summer or fall to enjoy quality family time and all the other benefits that come with it.

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