3 Labor Day Camping Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

3 Labor Day Camping Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

For many people, Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer season. While there are still technically a few weeks of summer left, it’s easy to shift into “fall” mode (which means great cooler weather for camping!).

Because Labor Day weekend offers most people an extra day off, it’s a great idea to hit the road with your family to enjoy one last summer camping trip. But, keep in mind that many people might have the same idea.

So, what can you do to beat the crowded campgrounds, stay safe, and create a memorable camping experience this Labor Day?

1. Buy Your Supplies Now

Again, a lot of people have the great idea to go camping over the Labor Day holiday, so now is the time to buy whatever supplies you might need (with the exception of perishable food). Any extra gear you need, tools, first aid, etc., should be purchased as soon as possible or you’ll run the risk of it being sold out at your favorite sporting good’s store.

So, take an inventory of your supplies and determine what you need. Preparing now will help you to have a better selection when you go shopping, and you won’t be disappointed when the store doesn’t have what you’re looking for.

2. Try Something New

Think of Labor Day weekend as your last big celebration of the summer. So, what can you do to really celebrate? Why not try something new with your family!

If your camping expeditions always tend to look the same, mix it up this time. Try a new hiking trail, go canoeing or kayaking, or take part in an organized event at your favorite campground. You could even try a new camping recipe that can be made over the fire and get the whole family involved in the process.

By doing something different and exciting, you’ll create lasting memories that your whole family can look back on for years to come.

3. Don’t Travel Too Far

Labor Day weekend is notorious for being a nightmare on the roads. So, while it might be tempting to take a long road trip, you may end up spending more time in your car or RV, stuck in traffic, than you actually will at your campsite.

If you want to enjoy more of your time, pick somewhere local to camp! You’ll avoid traffic and enjoy more time actually doing what you love. Plus, this can fall into the ‘try something new’ category if you’ve never camped somewhere nearby.

If you really don’t want to deal with traffic or crowds, Labor Day weekend can also be a perfect opportunity for camping at home! Set up the RV the same way you would if you were going on a trip and spend the night inside. Build a fire in the backyard, and enjoy some rest and relaxation at home as you soak up the last bits of summer with the people you care most about.

Aug 31st 2020 Stacey Koziel

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