Camping Faves and Raves Week + Blogiversary Giveaway kicks off with family friendly outdoor activities (and a chance to win a Geigerrig Hydration Pack). Joining us today on the blog are some of my favorite outdoor bloggers. They are letting us in on some of their camping faves.
***Don’t forget to sign up to win a Geigerrig Hydration Pack at the end of this post. It’s all part of our 1 year Blogiversary Celebration.***
Of course, we love camping and we talk a lot about camping on this blog. But the majority of campers are also active in other outdoor activities. So check out our bloggers’ favorite family friendly outdoor activities. These may be activities that your family loves as well. Who knows, you may even find a new outdoor activity for your next family camping trip.
Family Friendly Outdoor Activities
The White Rim: We Came. We Rode. We Conquered.
We love to camp. We love to bike. We love the desert. The best place we’ve found to combine these three loves is along the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. Covering nearly 100 miles by bike (we also had two trucks for our gear), we biked from campsite to campsite with two other families. It was great fun, a huge challenge and one of the most rewarding camping experiences of our lives. Here’s how we did it…Read More
Hiking: A Favorite Outdoor Activity While Camping
Hiking the outdoors is a compliment to any camping adventure. All ages can participate and hikes can be tailored to meet the needs of every person. Reasons to hike when camping: trails begin near campsites; hiking is an exercise that most everyone can do; families bond when out hiking together; and you can still see the best parts of the region you are visiting. When researching your camping destination, consider the types of hiking trails nearby as part of your planning. Happy Trails!…Read More
We here at Camp Granola love to geocache as part of our camping adventures. It’s a perfect way to discover new places and keep kids motivated to explore the outdoors. Little ones are energized by the tempting “treasure” and it gives older ones an extra purpose for hiking and exploring. The best part of watching kids geocache is the serious navigating skills they develop as well as the realization that the the best path is not necessarily the most direct one. It also helps them develop a keen eye, problem-solving skills, and the ability to break through the assumptions about what their quarry should look like because caches can look like just about anything. All of these challenges are what make it so fun. And while geocaching can happen anywhere, we definitely like it most when we’re camping because it takes us to parks and trails we might not have considered otherwise. We always discover something surprising along the way! Read More
Whitewater for the Kids
After years of searching, we finally found the ultimate combination of camping adventure: multi-day rafting. You get the calm and seclusion that you would find backpacking, but can carry all your car-camping essentials in your boat. Not to mention, it’s a great way to spend some serious family time and make unforgettable memories (and yes, you can carry the kids- we do)! Read More
When you’re enjoying outdoor actvities with your family, hydration is so important. So we are giving you a chance to win one of our camping faves– the Geigerrig 500 RIG hydration pack. This revolutionary hydration pack is pressurized which means you don’t have to suck on the valve. Water squirts out. With this hydration pack, you can share water with your entire family. See my complete review here.
Geigerrig provided the hydration pack to be given away. Opinions are my own.
Contest is open to U.S. residents, 18 years old and older. Enter to win 1 Geigerrig RIG 500 hydration pack via the Rafflecopter widget below. Many will enter, 1 will win. Winner will be announced Monday, September 17th on this blog post. The winner will have 48hrs to claim the prize, otherwise another winner will be drawn. See complete rules in the Rafflecopter widget below.
More giveaways will be posted everyday this week through Thursday. So swing back by tomorrow.
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What is your favorite outdoor activity while camping with your family?