An adult camping party is a fun way to reconnect with friends
There are a lot of reasons we love camping, and most of the time we don’t even need a reason to do it. Camping is a way of life for many people; it’s a way to get out of the normal rut of daily life and reconnect with nature. Nature has a soothing effect on our minds and spirits, and often it’s just what our busy lives need to restore balance and calm. If you have a group of friends who also love camping, getting out together and having a camping party is also a great way to reconnect with them.
This is where the fun starts. You can either invite your friends to meet you at a specific place and hike together to the location, or you can send them an invitation with GPS coordinates so they can find it themselves. Make a scavenger hunt along the way that aligns with whatever theme you’ve chosen. You could even make it like “The Amazing Race” by adding a GPS coordinate for the first clue, which would lead them to the next coordinate and so on until they find the campsite. The first to do so would get a reward for being so fast.
Theme and decorations
There doesn’t have to be a theme or any special decorations, but if you want to make it fun and memorable, consider creating a theme. If you use decorations, make sure you don’t bring along anything that is harmful to the natural habitat. Also be sure to bring plenty of trash bags with you so you can clean up and leave the campsite as undisturbed as you found it. Brainstorm some ideas based on local legends or something you and your friends all love about nature and camping.
If food is going to be involved, it’s best to prepare it before you get to the campsite. Decide how long the camping trip is going to last, and plan your meals accordingly. Make sure you’re following food safety rules when packing and transporting, and be sure your feast won’t attract animals by cleaning up really well after.
Planning your activities
How long are you staying at the campsite? Is it just one night? Are you planning for the entire weekend? What do you and your friends enjoy doing when you’re camping? Plan fun activities around that.
If hiking is your thing, look for some great trails in the area that you can all explore together. If you know of any awesome landmarks nearby, plan a hiking trip to them, and make sure you get a lot of pictures of you and your friends enjoying the weekend. Do you all like the same music? Maybe play some music trivia where each person hears a brief part of a song and has to name the artist and title. If you’re really into music, plan a jam session around the campfire.
Make sure your friends know what activities are in store for the trip so they can pack accordingly, and tell them anything special you’d like them to bring. Perhaps you could make each person responsible for a different part of the planning, or get them to bring specific supplies you need so you don’t have to foot the bill all alone.
If there’s going to be drinking, be sure you’re responsible about it. There are hazards that come into play when we introduce alcohol into normal situations; when we’re in natural settings, with trees, rocks, cliffs, and campfires, we’re presented with an entirely new set of dangers. Make sure cell phones are charged, battery backups are on hand, flashlights are available, first-aid kits are present, and a plan is in place for if someone is injured.
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