6 Reasons Camping is Good for Your Kids

My husband and I love camping. We don't do it very often, though, because we are also lazy. We also dislike whining, which is why we've gone camping even less since we had twins, who are now eight years old and would rather go Pokemon hunting than do a scavenger hunt for different kinds of leaves. But every summer, we force them to go because we believe that when kids camp, they learn valuable life lessons.

So get the kids on the road and into a tent this summer. They may not appreciate it now, but they'll make memories that will last a lifetime—and you'll expand their world beyond concrete, iPads and soft, pliable toilet paper. They'll thank you for it in about twenty years ... maybe.

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Meredith Bland

Meredith Bland is a freelance writer whose work has appeared at Brain, Mother; Narratively; The Rumpus; Time.com; Scary Mommy, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Meredith Bland is a freelance writer whose work has appeared at Brain, Mother; Narratively; The Rumpus; Time.com; Scary Mommy, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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