Something for everyone
There are so many benefits that children gain going camping. Camping helps children to develop a sense of adventure, it builds resilience and gives them the freedom to explore, boosting their creativity and connection with nature.
Vitamin D, exercise and fresh air are just some of the reasons to get the kids out and go camping. But sometimes camping and its associated activities present you with challenges and often these are challenges are not encountered on a daily basis – for example.
How to set up a tent or deal with scenarios where you aren’t armed with google or familiar surrounds. Navigating these and learning to problem solve will help with your children’s self-confidence, growth, and happiness.
10 ten things for kids to do
Here are our top 10 great things for kids to do while spending time at Gordon Country, all in a safe and family friendly environment:
Roasting marshmallows. This is not only the kid’s favourite pastime, but us too!
Playing guitar and singing around the campfire. You don’t need to be a professional to pack your guitar.
Board games and card games. Are you going to keep score?
Orienteering. Find a map and set a course! This is a great set of skills for children to develop and has real world application and learning benefits.
Camp oven cooking and fire building. Under adult supervision, build a fire, organise your coals and have a go eat your first damper!
Yabbying. Catching and cooking yabbies is a fantastic camping activity.
Bike riding. Get the kids enjoying some physical activities and sight seeing with their pushbikes.
Spotlighting. Get out the flashlights and play hid and seek in the dark!
Swimming, football and a game of cricket. Physical activity in a friendly semi-competitive setting can be wonderfully liberating for children.
Skipping stones! How many skips can you get?