Camping is a life changing experience for many. As teenagers, many schools or other involvement groups, organize camps for teenagers, when they know it is an independent age, they can go handle themselves. It is a very exciting moment, in any teenager’s life to go out camping with friends and stay away from home. It is not like any other ordinary trip, but camping is something a totally different. You are either in the middle of the thick woods, upon a mountain, beside a lake or most safely on a camping site you should choose the right drying accessories, out of your comfort zone, spending a night or two with mere comfort. As parents, sending your teenager on a camping trip, can bring your many thoughts. But this is moment in life, they learn to be independent and at the same time step out of their comfort zone. As responsible parents, it is important to prepare your child for the camping trip and ensure, you pack all necessary items. There is a limit to what you can carry, because you are bound to walk for miles and miles, therefore it is important that it is the essentials and everything needed.
The must haves
Among the top picks, of the must have list are medication. Emergencies are unpredictable and at the same time, ensuring your teenager goes off with all the medication needed is important. Packing a kit with everything in it and labelled for recognition is important. Other than it is also essential that you pack sunscreen and insect repellent. These are two important elements; many forget to take. A raincoat for, extreme weather is also important item, other than the clothes. When camping, the number of clothes you must take is limited. This is what causes a lot of weight in what you carry. One bottom and couple of tops to change, at least one per day, suffice. Other than that important toiletries such as toothbrush and paste, beach towel and toilet paper, with a packet of body lotion, is enough to survive while camping.
The option must haves
After you got all the must haves in the bag and got more space, comes the optional. Typically, if you are sending your teenager off on a camping trip, there should be an agenda. This means, meals are most often taken care of and provided. Based on this you can choose to pack, a packet of biscuits, few protein bars and a refillable water bottle, with one energy drink for the journey and a quick snack. It is also optional to pack a hat, a torch, a sheet to sleep on, a match box, a map of the area, some toilet paper. Based on the needs of your teenager, you can also send a long a camera, IPod, a phone. These are not the essentials but these, can be optional, and based on the space and weight your teenager can carry.