For many people winter is starting to wind down and for those that do not have to experience the cold winters of the north camping may already be on the mind. Regardless of where you live if you are a camper then you probably already have some camping trip plans in the works. Planning a camping trip with your immediate family is a fairly simple task but when it comes to planning a multi-family camping trip some serious work must go into it.
There is no doubt that a multi-family camping trip is a lot of fun but only if a significant amount of planning goes into it. So after you all decide where you are going to go and when you are going there it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty and take care of the really important stuff on your planning list. And if you concentrate on two main categories as well as utilize one useful tool the planning should go off without a hitch.
Organize Food and Cooking Responsibilities – If you are like most campers then you probably enjoy the cooking portion of the trip and everybody else likely does as well. You and your fellow campers should organize the food so that everyone has a chance to cook their favorite camp food.
Although you probably do not want to make a schedule or anything like that you will want to discuss who is bringing what as far as food. It could help to put each family in charge of bringing a breakfast, lunch, and dinner or something to a similar affect and then you can decide as you go who cooks when. This way everyone will have time to relax and everyone will have a chance to show off their camp cooking skills.
Plan Activities – There are always certain activities that people enjoy while camping and everybody has a different idea of what is the most fun. Discuss what types of activities everyone would like to do as a family and let everyone choose something that they enjoy. Swimming will obviously be on the lists of everyone but there are other fun things to do to.
Some individuals like to play games such as Frisbee, badminton, and volleyball while others tend to enjoy building sandcastles and collecting seashells. The good thing is that there is time for all of these things and everyone can get a chance to steer the activities if you plan ahead of time.
Have a Family Conference Call – Sometime before your trip you should download a free conference calling program online and hold a multi-family conference call. This is a great way to confirm that all bases have been covered and nothing is being left out. Conference calling can be used through the planning stages as well and can really be used to make your multi-family camping trip that much better.
It does not take long to find a free conferencing program and your family will love being able to communicate about your trip with everyone at once. It is much easier to not overlook something when everyone is in on the planning together. A quick conference call can make all the difference.
Multi-family camping trips can be a lot of fun but only when they are planned right. Planning food and activities may seem like a lot of work but simply use conference calling to communicate and you will all ultimately enjoy your family camping vacation.