2014 Camping: Your Summer Challenge List
This year, take the summer challenge. Tackle new hikes, visit different campgrounds, and try few new activities like geocaching and jet skiing.
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Your first big trip of the season is coming up: Memorial Day weekend. If this is a camping tradition for your family, it's likely that you pitch your tent or park your RV at the same place year in and year out.
Summer Challenge: Camp somewhere new, even if it's in the same state. Find a new campground at ReserveAmerica.com, where you can filter by campground and location—ranging from general to specific.
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Camping season is in full swing, and for most parts of the country this is the best time of year to hike because temperatures are cooler than in mid-summer, making strenuous hikes less demanding.
Summer Challenge: Choose your campground based on a trail you want to hike. Try the Sargent Mountain Loop in Acadia National Park. After this spectacular summer hike, rest your head at Blackwoods Campground, located within the park.
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In the heat of summer, nothing is more refreshing than a dip in cold water. If you complete your summer challenge for July, you'll become familiar with that feeling.
Summer Challenge: Camp at an Army Corps of Engineers campground, all of which are located on a body of water. Head to Twin Lakes, in South Carolina and enjoy spacious waterfront campsites that are perfect for a hot summer weekend.
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For kids in school, summer is coming to a close. For campers however, the season is still in full swing and this month's summer challenge may be the most fun on the list.
Summer Challenge: Try a new water activity: think scuba diving, body boarding, jet skiing, and windsurfing. Push yourself to the limit and you just may want to try it again next summer. Find a campground on the water to make this challenge a little easier.
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Labor Day, another popular camping weekend, is coming up this month. If this is the last time you pull out your tent for the season, go out with a bang.
Summer Challenge: Try geocaching, an exciting family adventure that people of all ages can participate in. Go on geocaching.com to find a treasure hunt near you.
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Though summer is officially over, you don't have to head into hibernation just yet. Fall foliage is a great reason to get outside this time of year, so make the most of it with your last summer challenge.
Summer Challenge: Go fall camping in a national park. Leaves change color in many regions across the country, making it easy to find a scenic spot to pitch your tent.