How to Organize a Group Camping Trip

What do you get when you gather friends, family, outdoor activities, and long nights around the campfire? A group camping trip with memories that can last a lifetime.

With more people to account for, planning is integral, and you don't want to miss something important. Here's how you can plan the ultimate group camping trip.

Find a Group-Friendly Campground

Though most campgrounds offer an open setting where sites are easy to access and walk to, be sure to find one that offers specific group camping amenities. When searching for the right campground, look for two important components:

  • Group sites: Group sites allow the entire party to camp together, instead of being spread out across the park. With nothing separating you from your friends and family, you can stay connected the entire trip.
  • Group picnic area: This is great for group meals, specifically barbecuing. Though everyone can cook at the campsite, this will provide more space for kids to run around while food is being prepared and eaten.

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Make Reservations Less Stressful

Making reservations is one of the most stressful parts of planning a group camping trip. With so many people to accommodate, you don't want the responsibility to fall completely on your shoulders. If there are no group sites, avoid this by having everyone handle their own payments and reservation dates.

To help the process along, block off a number of sites where everyone calls to pay for their own. This way, everyone stays together without putting more on your plate than is necessary.

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About the Author

Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

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