Ultimate Guide to Organizing a Group Camping Trip

Camping continues to grow in popularity. Since 2014, an additional one million households per year have begun camping.

Immersing yourself in nature has proven health benefits. It reduces stress, boosts your immune system, increases your vitamin-D levels, and gets you moving.

Taking the kids on a camping trip is a great way to get them out of the house, away from the screens, and socializing with other kids.

Are you ready to do some camping organization and get the family out on a life-changing trip?

Read on to learn more about how to get a group ready to spend some time in nature.

Camping Organization

Camping is a great way to spend time with family and friends. It takes a little bit of camping organization, but in no time you’ll be ready for fun.

Take a few families with you on a group trip so your kids have built-in playmates. You’ll have responsible adults to take turns watching them. The adults get to take turns with date nights. Everyone has fun!

Who’s Coming?

Decide how many families you’re inviting. Group camping works great for any number of families, but three to four families is a good number.

Once you know how many families are going, create a private Facebook group to begin your camping organization. Invite the other families to join. Once you’re all in the group, the real organizing begins.

Where’s the Campsite?

Throw out some ideas to the group about campsites you’d like to visit. The least expensive option is something nearby that everyone can drive to. Check local National Parks and campsites to find out what your best options are.

There are many beautiful places to camp in the U.S. You might be surprised at how many local campgrounds there are near you.

Once you’ve decided where the group’s going, either have one person make a reservation or let each family make their own. Be sure and get adjacent campsites for the best experience.

Food Fun

Preparing meals and snacks is a challenge when it comes to camping. If you’re out in the middle of nowhere, you’ll need to bring all your food. If you’re near a store, it’s not as difficult.

Using your Facebook group, decide if you’ll share meals or if each family will cook for their own. A good plan is to have each family prepare their own breakfast and lunch and then have a potluck-type meal for dinners.

Divide up the snacks and drinks and have everyone contribute.

What Are You Sleeping In?

Who has a tent?

There are many options when it comes to tents. If your families are going to camp together often, try sharing the cost of a large group tent.

Or each family can get their own tent.

Camping Gear

Camping gear is important. There are a few things you’ll need to make the trip great:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Camp stove
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cups, plates, eating utensils
  • First-aid kit
  • Towels

You’ll need the right shoes, clothing, and swimwear like you would for any vacation. Don’t forget to bring a few toys for the kids, like sand shovels and buckets.

Camping is a great opportunity for kids to use their imaginations.

Ready for a Great Trip?

In today’s hectic world, getting back to nature is more important than ever. Time to de-stress and have some fun.

You’ve figured out who’s going. You and your group have campsite reservations. You’ve organized the food supplies and figured out the cooking arrangements.

It’s time to go camping!

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