Single Parents Camping with Kids: Tips 2020

Camping Information for Moms:

Single parents are forced to provide more for their children than anyone parent should have to offer. Camping provides a way to spend real one-on-one time with your children that they can’t get anyplace else.

I am not a single parent, but I choose to take my children camping by myself from time to time. As a stay at home Mom, I sometimes get bogged down with quantity time instead of quality time. A camping trip brings what is essential back into focus.

All Moms need a break too! If you are a father, give your wife a break and take the kids camping on your own.

Camping alone can be very intimidating for a single mother. Some mothers have a family nearby that camps regularly, but many mothers don’t.

In today’s society, a woman alone must be very careful – and that is a real shame. Please do not let this stop you from camping with your children!

Many campgrounds have camp hosts. A quick call to the area where you want to camp will tell you where campgrounds with hosts are located. These hosts reside in campgrounds, providing help to park personnel. Camp near a host and you will be near a person with radio contact with all park personnel. There isn’t a safer place to camp.

If you want to camp in a park with no camp hosts, camp near a large family, no one will bother you with so many camping neighbors, and your children may make some lovely friends.

Camping is traditionally a man’s sport. Don’t let this stop you! If your children have no father figure – or have a ton camping father, they will miss out on one of the most significant recreation opportunities in our country. Parents camp differently. Even if your children’s father takes your kids camping – it won’t be the same trip they take with you.

Camping with family or friends can be a lot of fun, but don’t replace this with camping time alone with your kids. You may find your children playing with other kids and end up chatting with friends or relatives instead of spending quality time with your own kids. Make fun trips with friends or relatives – and the trips alone with your kids too.

Many people prefer to camp in the wilderness. I love wilderness camping, but I just can’t recommend it to a single camping mother. Part of an enjoyable camping trip is to feel safe and secure, and I can’t imagine many women alone with their children feeling safe. When I camp alone, I like feeling confident in the knowledge that help is nearby.

Good first aid training can make you feel much more comfortable anyplace with your kids.

If you are trying to introduce your kids to a new man in your life – a camping trip is not the way to do it. Let your kids get to know your new mate, and then let them get to know each other better on a camping trip.

A camping trip is a lot of work for a single parent. This is not the vacation; it would be if you were camping with a partner. I have a great deal of information here at Camp-A-Roo to aid you in planning a trip. The better your trip is planned, the less work you will have to do on your journey. The packing list, Camp Bath Rooming, Tips for Parents, and Projects may help you plan your trip.

If you are not the custodial parent, you may find camping a convenient way to visit your kids. You may live quite a distance from your children and are unable to visit regularly. Camping is a great way to be near your children without the expense of a hotel. 

If your children can join you at your campsite it’s even better. If you make the experience a fun one, your children will look forward to your visits as a chance to see Mom and a great camping trip too.

Camping Information for Dads:

Being a single father does not mean that you can’t have fun. Kids love camping!

Camping with family or friends can be a lot of fun, but don’t replace this with camping time alone with your kids. 

You may find your children playing with other kids and end up spending time with friends or relatives instead of spending quality time with your own kids. Make fun trips with friends or relatives – and the trips alone with your kids too.

Dads tend to be a bit more care-free while camping with kids (not a gender bias – an observation), and I recommend a few first aid classes to make camping less stressful for you as well as your former partner.

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Unfortunately, most men do not have custody of their children. This trend seems to be changing slowly to what is best for the child instead of what is traditional. 

If you do not share joint custody with the mother of your kids – camping can be a great way to spend time together.

If you are trying to introduce your kids to a new woman in your life – a camping trip is not the way to do it. Let your kids get to know your new mate, and then let them get to know each other better on a camping trip.

If you do not live near your children, camping can be an inexpensive way to visit. Your children may be able to visit you at your campsite – and if they can spend a few nights there, all the better. What better way to look forward to Dad’s visits than a camping trip!

Kids are very aware of gender bias, so help break it! Even if you do not regularly cook – make an attempt to make a nice meal while camping. Even if you actually burn it to heck and back, the kids will still remember that you tried!

Many fathers are raising their children alone. Don’t let your children miss out on family camping because of this. Any parent who spends too much time raising their children can miss out on special moments enjoying them.

A camping trip is a lot of work for a single parent. This is not the vacation; it would be if you were camping with a partner. I have a great deal of information here at Camp-A-Roo to aid you in planning a trip. The better your trip is planned, the less work you will have to do on your journey. The packing list, Camp Bath Rooming, Tips for Parents, and Projects may help you plan your trip.

Think back to the memories of your own childhood. You may not remember who helped you get dressed every morning or what you watched on TV, but everyone remembers special moments. Try to make all of the special moments you can!