Camping Fun for Kids Before School Starts

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to spend camping in your RV with family and get your last taste of summer before the kids are back in school. Camping is one of the most enjoyable activities for kids during the summer months. This Labor Day weekend, incorporate some new kid-friendly activities into your RV vacation for a trip your kids will never forget.

Scavenger hunt

There is so much for kids to see, explore and learn about during a camping trip. Create a scavenger hunt for camping fun and to strengthen your kids' knowledge of the natural environment. Kids will enjoy scrambling around the campground to gather, photograph and spot these elements in nature.

Switch up s'mores

The classic s'more assembled with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers has proven to be the ultimate campfire treat for many years. Allow your kids to make s'mores using alternative ingredients for a tasty twist on an old favorite. Supply different types of cookies to replace the graham cracker and another filling to replace the milk chocolate. Good milk chocolate alternatives are white chocolate, cookies 'n cream chocolate, peanut butter cups and mint chocolate.

Photo fun

Give your kids a disposable camera and encourage them to take photos of their camping trip. Send them searching for things like animal tracks, birds, butterflies, bird nests or whatever else may be in the area you're camping in. When the trip is over, have the photos developed and have them create a scrapbook of memories.

Crafts with nature

Have your kids collect as many items of nature they can find. Supply your kids with art supplies like glue, construction paper, crayons, paint, markers, glitter or whatever else you have on hand to make unique crafts with the objects they collect.

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. For more information, visit MARVAC's Web site, or call 517.349.8881.

Contact Information: Contact: Rachael Biermann Agency: All Seasons Communications Phone: (586) 752-6381