Camping in Summer

It’s finally summer – yeah! Now is the time to get out there and do stuff! If you’re on a budget that can be daunting. That’s why we bought a tent last year. We paid about $150 for a good one, but if you’re just getting started you can go cheaper or even buy a used one.

My must haves for summer camping are:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping mats
  • Sheets
  • Light blankets
  • Cooler
  • Hillbilly AC (YouTube it!)
  • Cast iron pots and pans
  • Plates and silverware
  • Bottled water

That’s it! Sure, it’s more stuff than you need to stay in a hotel, BUT you are saving a lot of money. A lot of national parks cost $15 a night! There’s usually a lot to do as long as you enjoy being outdoors or checking out museums. We use it as a homeschooling opportunity.

Also, if you enjoy tent camping, Disney World has an amazing campground! Or you can stay close by for $12.50 a night if you’re a Passport America member.

Another place that my family loves is Tannehill in Alabama. There’s the old iron works from the 1800s, a museum, cemetery (yes, I am weird), etc. In the fall they have arts and crafts weekends and the kids can trick or treat on Halloween at the campground! Be sure to check their website for dates.

We’re planning on seeing a few new places this summer and I will share them with you. Be sure to follow the blog to keep up! Thanks for visiting today!


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