Are you concerned about your impact on the environment? Consider taking a camping vacation! Camping is fun for the whole family, saves money and can make for a green vacation experience. Kids enjoy the experience of tent camping. There are a few green camping rules to remember.
- "No foil or aluminum cans." – Aluminum foil and aluminum cans are harmful to the environment. Animals can ingest these products or be cut on the cans.
- "If you bring it, take it back." – This means no garbage left in the camp area.
- "Reduce garbage." – Use real utensils, plates and cups that can be washed after each meal.
- "Campfires should be built in designated spaces only." – Build campfires in designated fire pits only.
- "Burn only natural materials." – Do not burn plastics or other materials not found in nature. Burning plastics can release toxins into the environment.
- "Camp where someone has camped previously." – Camping where someone else has camped previously reduces the impact on the environment.
Fun ideas for a camping trip include:
- Identifying leaves, birds or other wildlife.
- Swim in a lake or river.
- Bring fun board games to play at a picnic table.
- Roast marshmallows and vegan hotdogs.
- Take a canoe or kayak trip down a river or across a lake.
- Consider taking a hike. It is good exercise and many state parks have marked trails.
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