Are you thinking of getting out of town or doing something fun outdoors? Camping can be a great way to spend your summer and enjoy the fresh air with your family and friends. That said, the older you get, the harder it becomes to do a lot of heavy lifting and setup that is typically part of camping.
Although you might loath all the preparation, there are many ways to make your life easier these days with all of the innovations in camping equipment. To make camping less stressful and physically taxing, there are several things you should consider upgrading or bringing along for your family outing to help you get the most out of your time outdoors. Here are some camping tips for seniors planning their upcoming camping trips!
Bring the Right Tent
Maybe you already own a fancy tent which has served you well for many years, but if it is a pain to set up, why not invest in something more convenient? Buying a pop-up tent can save you a lot of time in setting up while being much easier to manage. You will no longer have to hassle with making sure you bring along all the right tent components and get frustrated over setting it up. Additionally, make sure you bring a tent that is both tall and spacious enough for you to move around comfortably and avoid hunching over. This will help you remain comfortable throughout the night!
Remaining comfortable throughout the night is vital if you want to get the rest you need and enjoy yourself properly during the day. So rather than placing your sleeping bag down on the hard ground, bring an air mattress along to provide a comfy space to sleep. When shopping for one, look for self-inflating air mattresses for the easiest setup. Additionally, make sure to bring an appropriately warm sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop to surprising levels at night!
Pack Meds And Equipment
If you require any medication or use assistive devices like hearing aids, those items should be at the top of your packing list. Additionally, do not forget to pack things like sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to protect yourself in harsh sunlight. Spending the evening sunburnt is a recipe for ruining what could have otherwise been a pleasant evening!
Maybe Consider an RV
If you want to camp in maximum comfort, then an RV might be something to consider investing in. Not only will it open many road trip opportunities for you, but you will always have a comfy place to sleep in addition to a bathroom and kitchen, depending on the model. For these reasons, RV camping is extremely popular among seniors! If you have the money to spend, this is one of the best ways to upgrade your camping experience!
Pick The Right Campground
Staying at the right campground can make a big difference in your camping experience. Some locations offer little in the way of amenities, while others offer a variety of facilities and activities for their campers to enjoy. You should check to see if your campground features electric hookups, good bathrooms, and spacious campsites before booking a spot with them. Additionally, consider looking for campgrounds that advertise for 55+ travelers, which can help you avoid party campgrounds which may disrupt your sleep and overall experience.
Come and Camp With Us at Campark Resorts
Located just five kilometers (three miles) away from Niagara Falls, we offer a family-friendly camping experience for young families and seniors! If visiting the famous Niagara Falls is on your itinerary for your trip, there is a city bus (WEGO) throughout the day to take you into town and near the waterfalls for your convenience. Contact us today to secure your spot on our campground.