- Be sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date and dog licenses are current.
- Bring along the vaccination records on your trip should you need them.
- Ask your vet about any health risks you should be aware of.
- Keep your dog on a leash at all times.
- Leaving your dog unattended at your campsite may cause them to bark and whine, disturbing your fellow neighbors.
- Always pick up after your dog in a campsite.
- Remember: dogs need clean drinking water too.
- Take along a first aid kit for your dog.
Campgrounds often offer many fun amenities and plan great activities to make your stay enjoyable. But sometimes a simple game is all you want. Here are a few games, you can play them all without any special materials or equipment and that the kids (and adults) will love.
Get kids interested in a nature walk by turning it into a scavenger hunt! Walk along a trail while the kids search for items on their list and check them off as they find them. Nature lovers leave everything just as they find it and take a picture for a keepsake.
Click here a printable Scavenger Hunt check list.
Youngsters enjoy making houses for homeless fairies. On a nature walk, collect interesting leaves, rocks, sticks, shells, feathers and other pretty things, and then build a tiny fairy house in the woods or brush near your campsite. A fairy house has to be built someplace secluded because fairies are shy, and it has to be attractive because fairies are very picky, aesthetically.
Make an insect terrarium with a big piece of Tupperware or a large, glass jar.
Here’s how we do it:
- Put some dirt in the bottom of your container.
- Dig up some worms and put them in the dirt.
- Go on a bug hunt. Step off the trail and turn over the layer of dead leaves to the soft, half-rotted layer underneath. Sift around and you will find tons of bugs.
- Give the bugs some food, like a little piece of fruit, and a dish of water.
- Keep the Bug House in the shade and keep the dirt moist.
- Take care of the bugs and set them free at the end of your camping trip.