How to Plan a Memorable Camping Family Reunion

A family reunion is just that—time for you and your family to reunite and spend much needed time together. So, instead of making it just one day of fun, try planning an entire camping trip where everyone can relax, catch up, and reminisce around the campfire. Here are three pieces of advice.

Step 1: Book the Campground

Booking a campground for your family reunion can be tough; with family members spread across the country, and possibly living internationally, you have to choose the place you think will be best for everyone. However, geographic location is not the only important detail. Here are four things to consider:

Attendance Size

Be sure you have a general idea of attendance before booking the campground. You want to be sure that the campground you choose can comfortably accommodate your group. Find out how many people plan to stay overnight and make sure there are enough available sites within the campground for everyone.

Campground Activities

Part of a successful family reunion is having fun activities to do. If there are children, check for playgrounds and open areas for recreational sports. For the entire family, you can look into boat rentals, water sports, volleyball, and hiking and biking trails.

More: Campground Games for Your Family Adventure

Available Amenities

You might like the idea of roughing it, but chances are your entire family does not. When choosing the right campground, inquire about amenities including bathrooms, running water showers, laundry and electricity.

Cooking Options

More likely than not, you'll have to do some cooking for the group at the campground. Ask the campground manager about cooking facilities in the common area. You may need to bring your own stoves or grills if there aren't any available at the group site.

More: 10 Delicious Foods to Cook Over a Campfire

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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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