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Camping is one of the most exciting types of outings that you can have with friends. It’s a great way to explore the great outdoors and it makes a huge change from going to a bar or indulging in modern electronic entertainment at home. So if you’re looking for a change of scenery for a group trip, here are a couple of tips to help make it easier to plan.
Think of a suitable date for your group camping trip
The more people you invite, the harder it’s going to be. This is because you need to synchronize everyone’s free time, and this can be a challenge depending on who you plan to invite. You should always start with a few potential dates during a period where your group will be free. This could be during a holiday period if they are mostly children or students, or it could be some time in the future so that everyone can get time off.
Get a headcount for who’s interested
Now that you’ve settled on a date, make sure you write down a list of who you’re going to invite. If you let people know this is a group camping trip, then your invitees might also want to bring friends along. Discuss this with them as you’re getting a headcount for who’s interested. This will make it easier for you to book things and purchase equipment for the camping trip.
Invite everyone to a group chat
Whether it’s WhatsApp, a Facebook Group or Google Hangouts, make sure that everyone you invite is invited to some kind of group chat. This will make it easy for you to coordinate things and update everyone on the group camping trip.
Look for equipment and put together a budget
Now that you have a date and number of people attending, it’s time to start thinking about equipment to buy. Always consider how many people are going, such as looking for a 20 person tent for your group or searching for smaller tents that people can share. You shouldn’t be expected to pay for everything, so make sure you’re putting together a list of expenses so you can split it between everyone who’s going to help pay.
Find a suitable camping ground
You’re also going to want to find a suitable camping location for your group. This is going to depend a lot on how many transportation options you have (such as the number of people willing to drive) and also how many people are going. There are certain camping seasons where it’s easier to find space, so make sure you look around for different options.
Prepare some entertainment options
There are a lot of fun entertainment options when you go camping. You could do typical things such as fishing, hiking or even singing and dancing around a campfire. Or you could use modern equipment and do things like an in-tent movie night or playing video games. There are lots of options available, so we highly suggest doing a quick search for fun camping activities.