7 Benefits Camping Gives Kids

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School holidays are nearly here. Have your kids been bugging you to go away? Have you ever taken them camping before? (Read on for a fab giveaway… yes you will be amazed!) My girls want to go camping but we have not done it yet. They really wanted us to put the tent up in the backyard, although when they requested this it was winter and very cold. Living in the Blue Mountains we thought that it might be best to wait till summer and let the twins have the camping in the backyard experience.

Kids playing at the campground. Great to be outdoors.

Kids playing at the campground. Great to be outdoors.

We do plan to take them away with the whole family camping soon, but with baby number three due soon it does complicate things currently.

Camping is a great thing for kids to experience and also for adults alike. It allows time to reconnect with your family and to just chill. Away from the world and interruptions.

Check out my top 7 list of benefits kids can get from camping:

  1. Experience the outdoors. You are not stuck to digital devices and have to create your own fun outside. You can sit outside as a family and look at the stars, breathe the clean air and just be as a family. I know some kids will mourn the fact that they have no iPad or TV but after a while they will be so engaged in the fun of the outdoors and what adventures await them.
  2. Healthier Environment. Did you know that kids that have more experiences in nature are healthier, happier and do better with cognitive development. A report by UK’s Plymouth University found that if you take your kids camping even just once a year the children were happier, and better students. Also an article in the Sydney Morning Herald sees benefits with kids and the connection to nature. Allowing children to experience the outdoors helps them develop and impacts them into adulthood.
  3. Learn new skills. Building a fire, putting up a tent, collecting firewood, catching a fish, and collecting fresh water. These skills will help your kids be more confident and responsible (I can only hope about the responsible part)
  4. Cheap way to holiday with the family. Camping is not that expensive. You can pack your equipment in the car and all go to the location of your choice. It is something that is available for all and for that it is a great way to see some of the great parks and sights around Australia. I suppose this is not exactly a benefit for the kids but it does trickle down to them. If families can afford to go on more holidays this in turn benefits the children and gives them more opportunity to see new places within Australia and have great family adventures.
  5. Exercise in the great outdoors. Go bush walking, swimming or bike riding if you brought it with you. It is nice to be somewhere different and new to do a bit of exercise and also a bonus when the air is nice and fresh. The kids will love exploring new paths and hidden treasures that are along the way.
  6. See animal’s habitats up close. You might be lucky to spot a wombat, or say a kangaroo. Maybe a gecko. This is the perfect time to discuss the habitat of these animals and to learn more about them with your kids. It is always much better to see them up close and to have these experiences.
  7. Bake damper on the camp stove. I loved it when we made damper when I camped with my family. It is easy to do and your kids would love giving you a helping hand to create this tasty bread. You can add some butter or honey and it tastes amazing when still hot. This shows kids that you can create meals wherever you are and some very simply. Get them involved in cooking dinners and the meals if they can. You might need to supervise.
Making a camp fire. This is a great skill to teach the kids.

Making a camp fire. This is a great skill to teach the kids.

 

Make sure to pack the following for the kids:

  • Torches
  • Cool clothes and warm clothes. Make sure that there are enough changes of clothes. You don’t want cold kids or kids that are too hot either. Also if they get wet/dirty you have a change ready to go
  • Sun cream
  • Hats
  • Swimmers if you are going somewhere that you can swim
  • Towels
  • Give them things they can do to be helpful (many kids and if they are like mine love to be helpful. If you give them a job they won’t be bored and will be more engaged)
  • Books and colouring in if they do get super bored and need a break. Although you can only take a few of these as you don’t have heaps of room when camping.

So how can I help you and the family get camping this summer? Well……. I have the perfect giveaway from Anaconda

One reader will win a Camp Stove worth $197.99

You could win this Coleman HyperFlame FyreKnight 2 Burner Camping Stove Silver

You could win this Coleman HyperFlame FyreKnight 2 Burner Camping Stove Silver

 

 

A bit about Anaconda

Anaconda is Australia’s first choice, one stop, outdoor, adventure and sporting store!

They have all things you need for camping: Tents, bags, backpacks, sleeping bags and more. If you are not into camping they have everything you need for fishing, boating, cycling, clothing, footwear, and toys for kids, and much more!

Anaconda prides itself that you will:  Play More, Pay Less at Anaconda

You can purchase online and have it all posted to you or you have the choice to visit a physical store and browse the great deals.

Check out Anaconda’s latest deals here.

 

How do you win this amazing prize?

All you need to do is to fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave a blog comment on this post answering this question:
“Why do you and the family want to go camping this summer?”

Remember no blog comment no entry! So make sure to leave a comment.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Coleman HyperFlame FyreKnight 2 Burner Camping Stove Silver

Coleman HyperFlame FyreKnight 2 Burner Camping Stove Silver

NOTE: If you are the lucky winner, you have 72 hours to respond to the email notifying you of your win. If I don’t hear from you I will redraw the winner.

When does the Giveaway end?

The giveaway ends midnight 28th of December 2015. This way you have plenty of time to enter over the break and also plenty of time to enjoy your prize when you go camping.

Open to Australian residents only as Anaconda is posting the prize to the lucky winner.

Good Luck everyone.

Important: Once I announce the winner via email if you could get back to me within 72 hours. I know it will be holiday time but if I don’t hear from you I will redraw the giveaway.

A big thanks to Anaconda for supplying my readers such an amazing prize.

 

127 Responses
  • Leanne
    December 10, 2015

    We love camping to discover interesting things in nature, teaching our children it’s not all bout buying stuff and going to flashy places

  • Jade O
    December 10, 2015

    I haven’t been camping for many years. This New Years we are going to be staying at the Mighty Murray with family and friends. A Coleman camp stove will help make me feel like i’m cooking at home!

  • sarah mary
    December 10, 2015

    We are an outdoorsy family so we just love getting out and about, exploring and finding new camping spots around the coast of Tassie. Between us, the kids and our dog, we’ve a full load. I love seeing the kids interact with nature, and be swimming in the creeks or reading a book in the sunshine, instead of stuck indoors. We have been so lucky to recently get a four wheel drive and that’s allowed us to explore even more so we are so excited to get away this summer!

  • shadow88
    December 10, 2015

    To escape from the hectic hustle,
    And horrible business bustle,
    I long to hear leaves rustle!

  • Stacey Wills
    December 10, 2015

    To spend time with family and friends in a relaxing environment

  • Alison
    December 11, 2015

    We love going camping as a family, but haven’t been since the birth of our son who is 16 months. We love the fact there is no alarms, no electricity, no technology but instead the beautiful sounds and smells of nature and the new friends we meet along the way.

  • Narelle Abbie
    December 12, 2015

    I love the chance to get the kids away from technology, back to exploring and enjoying nature

  • Krystal
    December 13, 2015

    Have never been camping! Sure my 4yo brother would love it! 🙂

  • Becky Palmer
    December 13, 2015

    I’d like to camp in the Outback, Uluru and the Kimberleys!

  • adrienne
    December 13, 2015

    We live in this great land
    The greatness we may never understand
    Camping gets us out there
    Life without a care
    Sleeping under the stars
    No computers, phones or cars
    Just nature and camp food
    gets everyone in a good mood

  • paula
    December 13, 2015

    Awesome prize….we’ll be camping in the back yard this year because money is a little tighter than usual. I’m sure it will be just as fun though and we’ll still have all the comforts of home just a few steps away ☺☺ Happy days just me and my girls

  • Julia Mason
    December 13, 2015

    I’d love to take my Family camping cause we have never actually been, and some family bonding time is in order this summer!

  • lynne lillington
    December 13, 2015

    We love to go camping to meet up with other families yearly, and the kids meet up with old friends which means they are never bored

  • Darren Lacey
    December 13, 2015

    Our kids have never been camping, and last time i went with my wife before kids, she’s convinced was a disaster. So i want for them to experience a really awesome fun camping trip.

  • Kim J
    December 13, 2015

    We’ve never been camping together as a family but I’d love to change that with a family adventure that inspires appreciation for our beautiful surroundings!

  • James
    December 13, 2015

    Spend quality time together in the great outdoors and appreciate what nature has to offer.

  • Rosemary Jarvis
    December 13, 2015

    Camping = No Housework.
    No Housework = I’m happy.
    If I’m happy = the family is happy.

  • Aiesha
    December 13, 2015

    We desperately want to go to cape york at the end of this summer to start our Australian compass!

  • Christopher King
    December 14, 2015

    My teenagers need to make some good old-fashioned Vitamin D, the way Nature intended – by communing with Nature. Camping’s the ultimate Vitamin boost!

  • Anna L
    December 14, 2015

    I’m a parent now,
    I don’t need clubs and bars!
    Bliss for me
    Is sleeping under the stars
    Next to my kids
    From civilisation so far!

  • Jessica Ashbrooke
    December 14, 2015

    I think a little outdoor fun will stop the feeling of frustration being indoors so much

  • rachel sinclair
    December 16, 2015

    just to spend quality time together away from all technology!

  • heather west
    December 16, 2015

    we would love to go camping together because we have never been before, it would be so exciting

  • Kirsten W
    December 17, 2015

    Because sleeping under 5 million stars is much better than sleeping under 5 stars!

  • sharron
    December 18, 2015

    camping is fun and so many different places to visit and new friends to meet and we found over the years kids were more aware and found heaps of this to do now we preparing to take grandkids away have had the backyard practise runs even camp oven they all rave about the stars

  • Dawn Dorries
    December 18, 2015

    Want to go camping,
    To escape from it all,
    Leave electronics behind,
    Hear nature’s call.

  • Juanita Torr
    December 18, 2015

    Camping is so much fun ….relaxing fishing, BBQ’s, good food, board games….one of the best family experiences we have.

  • Alex
    December 18, 2015

    We’ve been talking about going camping for ages and we’re having gentle practice runs. We did do a break in a caravan & camping park in the middle of the year but opted for a cabin. I can’t wait to do some ‘proper’ camping!

  • Mary Preston
    December 18, 2015

    Camping is a great way for the family to connect with each other & with nature.

  • Tess Howard
    December 18, 2015

    Just a tent pitched by the sea
    Favourite escape for this family
    Toasting marshmallows on the fire
    Star filled sky to admire!

  • Elisabeth Martins
    December 18, 2015

    My family and I want to go camping this summer because it’s a way to reconnect without any technologies and phones distracting us.

  • karina l
    December 18, 2015

    To get the little ones acquainted with nature, and away from technology!

  • Rachel K
    December 19, 2015

    We love experiencing the wonders of nature, developing our creativity and learning to appreciate the virtues of quiet! It helps us discover why noise weakens the soul, and how silence is balm for your spiritual life.

  • David Kelly
    December 19, 2015

    I’d love to win ya filthy animals

  • Michelle V
    December 19, 2015

    We have been camping once and found the experience to be so enjoyable and we keep saying we would like to do it again but haven’t organised it as yet. We do go on lots of day trips so this would still come in extremely handy when we are in remote areas. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Donna Dwyer
    December 19, 2015

    My son has wonderful camping memory of sitting around a campfire at night and watching the possums walk around quite close to us. I’d love to recreate that memory for him this Summer.

  • Amanda
    December 20, 2015

    Regardless of how particular I am with planning or how careful I am camping always brings some kind of mishap or disaster yet it provides some of the memories that we look back on and just laugh at.

  • claire evans
    December 20, 2015

    to make camping about the fun of getting back to nature not smoking out the kid son the old bbq with dads burnt snags

  • Natalie Murnane
    December 21, 2015

    10 years of struggling to have kids and needles and doctors after doctors and then morning sickness where you don’t see the sun for months on end and it’s all finally over. I feel a whole new lease of life starting and a whole Australia full of amazingness I want to explore with my loved ones. Starting this summer with a cross country drive to see the iconic Bathurst.

  • isabelle hershman
    December 21, 2015

    We love going camping with the family
    Spooking ourselves out with ghost stories
    Trying to keep scores
    On who can eat the most S’mores.

  • cheryl
    December 21, 2015

    we go camping every year and it is good family time with no gadgets and our own company

  • chris horgan
    December 21, 2015

    camping is what brings my family together

  • Kathy Ferguson-Clark
    December 21, 2015

    TO have a clean barbie while out and about with the kids

  • alanna jane
    December 21, 2015

    Nothing better than Billy tea when camping, and a much safer way to boil the billy than starting a fire

  • Kate
    December 21, 2015

    I went on camping holidays all the time as a kid and have great childhood memories, we are planning on getting a tent after Christmas so that my kids can experience the great outdoors too, so this would be a great help to start off! 🙂

  • Amy
    December 21, 2015

    I’ve never been camping before. My father has spent the last 29 years telling me stories of his camping adventures from his youth and I’d like to try it at least once.

  • Annette Jones
    December 21, 2015

    I love camping mainly because we can go to way out of the places, not usually accessible to city people and have seen a great deal of Australia this way. Our kids have grown up self-reliant, resilient, curious and healthy and now the grandkids are being given the same opportunities. It makes for one big extended family – growing closer all the time – loving it. Camping rocks!

  • Caroline Darcy
    December 21, 2015

    School’s out, Yuletide, time for holidays
    Gatherings, visits, laughter, fun
    Toys, turkey, flies, sun
    Spending, spending , funds are short
    Set up camp in a 5 star resort.

  • Patricia
    December 21, 2015

    I will be camping for the first time this Easter!!

  • Aiesha
    December 21, 2015

    Just to be away from everything and empty our stress for the year ahead

  • Rebecca
    December 21, 2015

    I love to just get away from the city and let kids explore, run around and just have fun!

  • Chantelle Buncombe
    December 21, 2015

    “Why do you and the family want to go camping this summer?”

    I want to go camping this summer with my family because we need a vacation and camping is the way to go!

  • Jennifer Robertson
    December 21, 2015

    I’m already enjoying the jokes…”Come out you pair, you’re two in tents”, “Camping. Is it loitering within tent?”

  • Emma Puszkar
    December 21, 2015

    To spend REAL time together, no technology, just conversations and memories.

  • Jacqui dodson
    December 21, 2015

    We dont have children. I’m sure we will soonish my partner would love to take me camping though there’s a few luxeries id need first and this is definitely one of them.

  • Mick G
    December 21, 2015

    We decided to experience more of nature and friendly like minded people instead of wasting the time just hanging about the house tripping over each other

  • Kristina.K
    December 22, 2015

    Our children only pay attention to social media,games and devices like phone. When camping our children are forced to work together as a team and bond,causing them to appreciate each other more. We all learn new things, and learn to appreciate and love nature more. It also gives us time away from our busy lives,so we are more relaxed and enjoy ourselves more. Camping brings us many joys and is fun,we love it.It also helps to save money,instead of going on fancy vacations.

  • Sharon Markwell
    December 22, 2015

    There’s nothing like drifting off to the sound of the waves lapping on the sand, and the sizzle of eggs frying on our new Coleman.

  • Barbara Fehmel
    December 22, 2015

    This stove would make camping easy.

  • Penny George
    December 22, 2015

    Thanks so much for the competition. Great prize.

  • Amanda Gorham
    December 22, 2015

    We have 3 little girls and our ‘baby’ just turned 4, so we just bought a camper trailer and cannot wait for all the fun that lies ahead of us!

  • Dianne Turner
    December 22, 2015

    If you have the right gear, you can camp anywhere, I like to travel.

  • Ern
    December 22, 2015

    For the fishing, and more fun in the river, lake or sea than we can handle.

  • Di
    December 22, 2015

    To get back in touch with what’s important, each other and the basics, without the all-consuming technological gadgets that monopolize our lives these days (and that’s us as well as the kids!).

  • Kelly C
    December 22, 2015

    Would love the family to get back to basics this summer and enjoy all the benefits of outdoor camping. Memories to last a lifetime.

  • Kelly-Marie
    December 22, 2015

    Having such an excellent piece of equipment would make camping more fun and speedup cooking time

  • Racheal M
    December 22, 2015

    It’s not the family camping Its mum going camping outback to study geology and needing to cook on this awesome Coleman Camp Stove from Anaconda.

  • blakester
    December 22, 2015

    There’s nothing quite like a family camping trip to shake things up, trigger new conversations, and create wonderful lifelong memories.

  • Stacey Shailer
    December 22, 2015

    We moved interstate to Darwin a few months ago, so would love to go camping to explore more of this awesome area we’ve moved to, including Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks!

  • Leanne
    December 23, 2015

    After a year full of dramas I cant wait to attach the camper to the back of the 4wd and get away from the stress and be able to really spend quality time with the kids. Thank you for the competition 🙂

  • Anastasia
    December 23, 2015

    To get close to nature and away from the electronics!

  • Kerryanne bourke
    December 23, 2015

    we go to take the kids and show them that its not all about technology when it comes to having fun, that back when we were children it was about spending time together and enjoying the great out doors!

  • Natasha McDonald
    December 23, 2015

    I have two autistic children, we are lucky enough to live in the heart of Victoria’s Gippslands lakes and 90 mile beach area, we are spoilt for camps sites both in the bush and in the lakes/beach, i love taking them into nature and getting there hands dirty learning new things like how to fish, making a camp fire, cooking on an open fire, setting up the tent, roasting marshmallows, exploring nature, swimming, hikes, bushwalking, collecting shells or rocks, i want them to learn that life is more then just the materialistic electronic toys and games etc, that life can be enjoyed with just the simple basics

  • Tam
    December 23, 2015

    To go into the hills to escape the heat, find a nice little leech free rippling stream and cool off, then go back to our tent by night and just listen to the water.

  • Kelly Arndt
    December 23, 2015

    No televisions or computers, Goodbye technology,
    Hello to conversation and connecting as a family,
    Making memories with our kids to last their whole lives through,
    Camping under the stars, sharing a camp-fire yarn or two,
    Enjoying nature and each other’s company,
    Under Mother Nature’s impressive canopy…

  • troy
    December 23, 2015

    some great memories are made camping. damper, beer batter fish, coooking in a pit. good family time

  • Rosie
    December 23, 2015

    It would be wonderful to have this. We love camping so much.
    Thanks 🙂

  • Norma Stanley
    December 23, 2015

    We love ‘camping’ on our Ally boat called ”Tin Lizzy”, nothing tastes better than bacon & eggs cooked on a stove on a boat in the middle of a river. The peacefullness of the surroundings makes all of your stresses disappear and you feel that you are the only one on the planet!

  • Amanda S
    December 24, 2015

    I did so much camping before kids but we have been waiting until they are old enough to help put the tent up and not run away in the middle of the night. Finally I think we have reached that day.

  • Laura Scriven
    December 24, 2015

    Wrapped in cotton wool isn’t my child,
    I want him to run wild!
    Explore and learn life skills,
    Camping fits the bill.

  • phil holt
    December 24, 2015

    love to win this so we can have some decent meals whilst camping with my sons

  • Ebony Carr
    December 24, 2015

    I’d love to be able to spend quality family time together with no interruptions from any technology

  • Sharon
    December 24, 2015

    It’d our first camping trip together, so it’d be lots of fun and very memorable for us!

  • melanie
    December 24, 2015

    We never had a family camping trip
    Missy old enough now

  • Wendy
    December 25, 2015

    Australian summer, no sign of rain – bare feet mark the sun-drenched plain!
    Granny and Pop have much to show – the grandchildren before they grow.
    The rising sun, then sunset hues – native flora and wildlife poos…
    Camping is the natural way, to listen to what nature has to say!
    A Coleman Camp Stove can create memories too – of camping feasts to share with you.

  • Daren Hawes
    December 25, 2015

    Arrawarra, New South Wales. One of the best weeks of the year we have been camping for 5 years straight. Shhhh don’t tell anyone about this spot 😉

  • Jodie Harlow
    December 25, 2015

    Merry Christmas (Campmas) all, we love camping it’s amazing way to disconnect to connect xo

  • Becky Downey
    December 25, 2015

    Why? For a breath of FRESH AIR. To feel conTENT. To have SIZZLEised conversations, adventures, and a smile on our CHOPS!

  • Susan Banyard
    December 26, 2015

    Love to get my boys back to nature and away from devices, an oppertunity for family bonding

  • San W
    December 26, 2015

    I’d rather go camping than stay in a 5 star hotel –
    a 5 star camp spot with a 5 star setup is something to REALLY look forward to!
    “With a Coleman Camp Stove we can have 5 star dinners too!”

  • leanne
    December 26, 2015

    toasted marshmallows and ghost stories too.fresh air swimming in creek and doing nothing much at all. love camping and good old aussie outdoors

  • Eva Kiraly
    December 26, 2015

    Besides not being able to afford a 5 star resort, I think it’s more fun and the kids can learn more!

  • Emma R
    December 26, 2015

    Our family has a keen taste for adventure, particularly summer beach camping. Sizzling hot weather, sandy toes, and sunscreen noses. Delicious memories to be made!

  • Mark Fraser
    December 26, 2015

    I used to camp with my dad at the beach every summer holidays, in a tent, sleeping in a sleeping bag on a camp stretcher. We even used to keep our food cold in an old ice chest with a big block of ice in the top that we would buy in the local kiosk. It was the most fun I ever had as a kid. I would love for my son to experience the same thing.

  • Belinda B
    December 26, 2015

    Backyard camping’s a great idea! kind of like a test run for the real thing 🙂 camping for our family would suit our limited holiday budget and create childhood memories that are priceless!

  • Ange
    December 26, 2015

    so we can enjoy each other without relying on devices

  • Kevin Kelly
    December 27, 2015

    Doing something different for a change, camping and the outdoors no tv is the only way to go

  • Timothy Watts
    December 27, 2015

    We need to get away from technology and enjoy the outdoors a bit more. Just relax and enjoy ourselves.

  • Judith Senese
    December 27, 2015

    It is not just saving us money, but it will give my sons a new experience, from star gazing, to making damper. It is an experience that all children must have.

  • Tracy A
    December 27, 2015

    I’ve never been one for camping , I prefer glamping . But I promised the kids I would give camping a go .

  • Linda Courtney
    December 27, 2015

    I love getting away from it all, especially technology. Getting into the great outdoors, cooking on an open fire too.

  • ROSE POWELL
    December 27, 2015

    Would heavenly love this we live in cape york and so many places we have not seen would be very magical to start camping

  • Kelly Brown
    December 27, 2015

    My family and I want to go camping this summer to go star gazing, enjoy sitting around the campfire and live the simple life for a while!

  • Rachael
    December 27, 2015

    Camping is so much fun! Would love to create those memories for my girls 🙂

  • Mikaela C
    December 27, 2015

    Pack the car, grab the tent,
    a few days away spent,
    fishing and toasting marshmallows will be great,
    a family camping adventure awaits!

  • Varuschka Reinsfield-Lord
    December 27, 2015

    Well, camping is the most magical experience, which brings back some of most favourite memories from my child hood. I want to share this with some of my favourite people in the world, my family. And who doesn’t love toasting marshmallows, Mmmmmmmmm!

  • Kelly
    December 27, 2015

    Love camping as it is so relaxing.

  • Catrina Kelly
    December 28, 2015

    I want to take us all away like last year. the dogs, kids and the caravan again. It was a great holiday, we all loved it.

  • Alana Ashford
    December 28, 2015

    So my niece can Run, Play, Develop New Skills, Experience New Things and so we can also Bond as a Family, Look at the Animals, Catch a Cool Breeze and maybe a Catch a Fish or two.

  • Katie Millan
    December 28, 2015

    To get my girls out of the house and experience the great outdoors, instead of glued to the box! Fresh air, camp cooking; bacon and runny egg on fresh bread!!!

  • George Postans
    December 28, 2015

    Camping brings families closer together and allows you to enjoy nature to the fullest.

  • Tanya Clarke
    December 28, 2015

    I’d love for our children to connect with nature. Too much time is spent indoors these days. It is important to have that connection and love for nature.

  • Kristina S
    December 28, 2015

    To show my kids you can live life with less and better yet even enjoy it!

  • Gail
    December 28, 2015

    Sitting quietly beneath the stars on a clear dark night is an experience that touches the soul and reawakens your inner spirits in readiness for the busy times ahead.

  • Rachele
    December 28, 2015

    Camping with this Coleman camp stove – what a brilliant way to spend some quality cool time with my kids 🙂

  • Suds
    December 28, 2015

    Our little girls are much too used to being city girls and it would be wonderful to show them the great outdoors!

  • Amy Hannah
    December 28, 2015

    Kids free range- mum chills out,
    Mud and nature all about.
    Rules relax, creative play,
    Camping gives us brilliant days!

  • Belle
    December 28, 2015

    Just stumbled upon this blog. I too am a mummy to twins as my first kids, and then a third. 🙂 I don’t WANT to go camping with three kids aged 4 and under, but we ARE going. It’s a family reunion of sorts in the Snowy Mountains which is about a 6 hour drive from where we live. Given that my youngest gets car sick on a 20 minute drive around town I am dreading the whole thing. A camping stove would at least give me peace of mind about dinner! 😉

  • Bella
    December 28, 2015

    To enjoy the fresh air, explore and reconnect with nature and let their imaginations run WILD!

  • Barbara Fehmel
    December 28, 2015

    Camping is a healthy way to get children away from their computers and into the great Outdoors. AND IT IS FUN

  • Peta Newsome
    December 28, 2015

    We want to count shooting stars,
    the city lights are far too bright.
    We love to camp out in the bush,
    the sky is beautiful at night. 🙂

  • Sarah Fleming
    December 28, 2015

    I would love to take our kids camping this summer to get them away from the TV, Playstation and iPads which they seem to be way too attached to.

  • Rosemary H
    December 28, 2015

    A digital detox for on and all,
    Bonding in nature, having a ball.
    Family time, active and fun,
    Making new memories under the sun.

  • Teghan
    December 28, 2015

    Wow such an amazing prize would love to take the family to see the outdoors, go fishing and eat what we catch

  • Megan Higgs
    December 28, 2015

    My little guy absolutely loves the outdoors and all the adventures he can have, I’m so glad I can pass on my love for camping to him.

  • Teresa Clark
    December 28, 2015

    I would love for my son to learn to love camping like we did as children, the adventures and freedom.

  • Melly Legiman
    December 28, 2015

    I would take my whole family to enjoy a post-Christmas mini summer camping escape! I’d give the kids the BIGGEST surprise by gathering everyone together in the car park, and getting each and everyone, young and old, big and small, to hop inside our ‘Little Miss Sunshine-esque’ family van. “Let’s head to Torquay for a bit of sun, sand and surf!” It’d be so wonderful to be able to FINALLY get away from the city, and immerse ourselves in the biggest surf, playing hide and seek together, feeling the sand (and ‘squeaky’ excitement) between our toes, getting down and dirty with the frisbee and our young puppy, sharing a BBQ picnic on the beach, and waiting for the magnificent sunset as one family. This trip would be all about keeping our mind, body and spirits in pecking order after Christmas. It’d be fun letting our hair down in the most laid-back style, focussing on LIFE together as a family, without thinking about the lights, ornaments, and expensive pressies on the old Christmas tree! 🙂

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