When you decide you are going to go on a camping trip, you should decide the reason for it. Is it a chance for you to relax? Do you want to spend time with your family? It could be all of these things and more. Whatever the reason, bringing and using electronics on your trip should be discussed beforehand.
Electronics At Camp
Your kids are almost attached at the hip with their electronic devices. It is not uncommon to see a phone in the hands of children everywhere. In fact, some adults could not survive without their phones or tablets. With so many electronic devices nowadays, your kids need a break. It makes you think if you should let your kids bring electronics with them camping.
Camping is a time for you to reconnect with nature. It is a chance for you to spend quality with your family, without the distractions of normal, everyday life, including electronics. Think about how much time your kids spend looking at their phones, gaming consoles, TV’s, laptops, and all other electronics in one single day. Chances are the numbers are high.
During your time at the campsite, it is a way to get away from those devices and enjoy your kid’s company. At first, they may fuss, but in the end they will be grateful for the memories made with you.
As a safety measure, though, consider allowing a cell phone on the camping trip. It is also nice to have a way to capture those special moments together outdoors. Snap a few pictures with your kids or the scenery, but make sure you put the phone away and take deep breathes of the air. Take your shoes off and let your feet sink into the ground. That is the way camping should be experienced.