Lots of people think of camping as a spring or summer vacation and there’s good reason why.
You get to spend all day outside, you can explore nature when the days are long, and you can wear shorts the whole time.
But fall is also an awesome time to go camping as a family. And there are lots of reasons why!
Read on to see why fall camping is a great vacation for families! And pick up a free printable fall scavenger hunt you can share with the kids while you’re camping out!
Want more ways to spend time in the great outdoors as a family? See five ways you can get outside with the kids more!
5 Reasons to Go Fall Camping as a Family
1. The camping rates are affordable.
Camping tends to be fairly inexpensive in the first place. If you go tent camping, you’ll only have to pay for the campsite fee each night.
But rates tend to be lower during the fall and that makes it a great time of year to grab a campsite!
2. You won’t have to deal with bugs.
Insects are usually all over the place during the hot, humid weather of summer. But in the fall, bugs (especially mosquitoes) are few and far between. Since we live in the Deep South, this makes fall camping a definite win.
3. The autumn colors are glorious.
If you plan your fall camping trip right, you’ll be sleeping outdoors when the trees are at their most beautiful. In our area, we tend to see fall foliage around late October and into mid-November, right when the weather is turning crisp.
And there’s nothing like sitting around a campfire with gorgeous fall leaves all around you.
4. Campsites are less crowded.
After the new school year begins, most families take a break from vacations. Which means fewer campers! If your school year includes a fall break (like ours does), that is a perfect time to book your camping trip together.
5. Fall is a wonderful season to spend time outdoors with the kids.
There are so many fun outdoor activities you can try with your family on a fall camping trip!
- Roast marshmallows around the bonfire.
- Gather up colorful leaves and make a DIY leaf garland to hang inside your tent.
- Get a handful of leaves and add them to a baby food jar to make an easy fall leaf snow globe.
- Or try an easy fall scavenger hunt with the little ones, like the one below!
Printable Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids
This printable fall scavenger hunt is a fantastic fall camping activity to try with the kids! Since it has words and pictures, you can even use it with pre-readers!
Print several copies and see who can find the most fall items to check off first!
Scroll down to get your copy of Fall Scavenger Hunt for your kids!
Try some of these other fall learning ideas and activities!
Follow my Fall Activities for Kids Pinterest board for more autumn ideas!
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