Kids Activities

Family Backyard Campout: 100% Adventure, 50% Effort

August 9, 2021

Celebrate the end of summer with a campout! Backyard campout that is.  You don’t have to drive four hours, sacrifice showering for 3 days, or give up your fancy coffee machine to experience the benefits of a family campout.  Bring the good stuff to your own backyard and leave the not-so-pleasant parts in the wild.  […]

Travel the world on fifteen damn dollars
Why I don't believe in affiliate marketing
TEN THINGS I ALWAYS HAVE IN MY SUITCASE
Now Trending:
I'm KAte!

Put a short description here that explains the purpose of your blog and welcomes your readers. You could also link this to your About Page if you want to send people there.

hello,

Ready to Make Your Dreams Happen?

tell me more

Taiyaki occupy farm-to-table swag fashion axe four loko. Church-key palo santo selvage.

Celebrate the end of summer with a campout! Backyard campout that is.  You don’t have to drive four hours, sacrifice showering for 3 days, or give up your fancy coffee machine to experience the benefits of a family campout.  Bring the good stuff to your own backyard and leave the not-so-pleasant parts in the wild.  These seven ideas will turn your backyard into the ultimate (easy) family camping adventure guaranteed to give you a few fun memories to end the summer with a bang!

Pitch a Tent in the Backyard 

…and let the kids help!  Setting up a tent is a magical experience for a kid. I mean, it starts as a bag and turns into a “house”?!  Whaaa?! If you don’t have a tent, you can rent one fairly inexpensively from REI or borrow from a neighbor! 

Get Campy Crafty

Level up your camping experience with an easy camp craft.  If you don’t have a fire pit in your backyard, you do now with this cute craft!

campfire painting craft - Travel blogger Nikki Harrington shares seven ideas that will turn your backyard into the ultimate (easy) family camping adventure!

Play DIY Yard Games

Get the whole family involved in making AND playing this DIY yard game.  All you need is paper plates, a marker, and beanbags (or balled up socks!). Give each plate a point value, line ‘em up and start tossing. Boom. Easy Mom Win!

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Nothing screams backyard adventure like a Scavenger Hunt.  Add a kid-approved Dinosaur activity as the “prize” at the end of this scavenger hunt  and you’ll have happy, busy kids for at least 30 minutes. Quick! Grab a camping bev and a book and go relax at “camp”, Momma!

dinosaur egg scavenger hunt activity for kids- Travel blogger Nikki Harrington shares seven ideas that will turn your backyard into the ultimate (easy) family camping adventure!

Play Board Games in the Tent

Our favorite new game to play cozied in the tent is Bellz.  It’s fun for the whole fam (seriously, adults won’t mind playing this one) and packs up small. 

Grill Out

Camping food should be easy peasy, yummy, and fun.  Enter camping pizza.  Get the whole family involved with this easy recipe.

S’mores Gone Wild

Let’s be honest. This is the real reason why kids wanna camp.  Show the kids just how crazy you can get with this new s’mores variation! Ice cream cone s’more? Done.  Make these fun s’mores on the grill or roast over a bunch of candles for a DIY “campfire”!

kids eating smores in backyard by tent - Travel blogger Nikki Harrington shares seven ideas that will turn your backyard into the ultimate (easy) family camping adventure!

Cheers to the camping experience ANY mom can pull off, because after all, if it starts raining, your sleeping bag just ain’t cutting it, or the campfire stories got a bit too scary and the kids think BigFoot will show up in your backyard at any moment, you can always walk the 20 feet to your backdoor and crawl into a real bed with real sheets. Family camping has never been easier! 

Meet the Author, Nikki Harrington

Travel and adventure have always been the things that lit Nikki’s heart on fire. Adding two kids to the mix only made the fire burn brighter.  Traveling and adventuring with littles is so amazing, rewarding and inspiring, but it can also be patience testing and make you question if the effort is worth it.  (She had huge questions after a family sailing adventure went south thanks to two category five hurricanes!)  Yet, she is crazy passionate about living a life full of family adventure and travel, despite the obstacles because she’s found that by bravely embracing the mess, priceless memories are created when families adventure together.  The messy middle of travel and adventure promotes a unique kind of connection and growth and she’s all here for it.  

Nikki’s latest adventure is in entrepreneurship as she’s found a passion in helping other mommas adventure more too!  Her mission is to help make family travel and everyday adventures easier, more fun, and more meaningful for busy mommas. 

Website: ourtravelanew.com

Instagram: @ourtravelanew 

Email: ourtravelanew@gmail.com

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

so hot right now

I'm Kate, your new get-a-grip friend.

Poke fixie kickstarter fashion axe mixtape brunch. Small batch bushwick master cleanse waistcoat, everyday carry chillwave la croix. Jianbing next level narwhal, messenger bag.

more about me

hey there!

Steal HerTips for Your Next Launch

get it now

FREE DOWNLOAD

Take Better Photos Without a Fancy Camera

read it

blog post

 Top Resources

Free checklist

How to Write a Perfect Pitch

TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY
@ALLISON CARTER CELEBRATES 2022

contact
let's work together
About
Home

SEND ME A NOTE >

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PITCHNG CHECKLIST >

BLOG

what you're missing on the gram...