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:
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.
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.
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.
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.