Camping with Kids

Time for the annual family vacation. Kids have school holidays. Where do we go? Europe, SouthEast Asia, North-East India…maybe Sikkim? How do we decide where to go? These are the questions that run through the minds of many parents when the kids get their school holidays. Many factors like comfort, budget, shopping, trending destinations are “top of the mind” when deciding the annual family holiday. But have you ever thought of “being amidst nature” as one of the top factors to consider in your holiday planning?

In this modern age of technology, gadgets and obesity, it is so important for parents to inculcate in the kids the habit of being outdoors, amidst nature early on in their lives so they learn to respect and co-exist with nature in future. In nature there are so many amazing things they can discover. Just think – the birds and animals, the plants and trees, the rocks, the streams and ponds, the insects, the sounds, the weather, the wildflowers, and the many activities that can provide so much excitement. Would you want to take your family and kids on such a holiday where they get to see beautiful snow covered mountains right through their window, staying outdoors with clean air, surrounded by greenery and the sounds of birds chirping? And at the same time, you have all the modern amenities including attached bathroom, geyser, 8 inch mattress, room heater, warm blankets and duvets?

OurGuest Camp Lachung was born out of this idea to let our visitors have the best outdoor experience possible. It is located in the beautiful village of Beechu in Lachung, surrounded by mountains on all sides, seasonal crops grown nearby and a small stream within walking distance of the campsite. Many of our guests live and work in the cities where they do not get enough time to spend outdoors because of their busy daily schedule. In such a scenario, the children especially, constrained to their apartments, have to depend on modern gadgets for their daily entertainment.
In these modern times,children spend very less time outdoors and are less connected to the natural world.The lack of outdoor play, learning and nature connection in childhood is a big problem in our metros.Multiple pieces of evidence now exist that show how a life without time outdoors in nature has significant impacts on the physical and mental well-being of children as well as their willingness to care for and protect the environment as they grow.

So how can we lure our children, and ourselves, away from the dazzle of technology to reconnect with those simple pleasures which can only be found outdoors? Opening the back door and expecting them to switch off the tech and run outside to play in the garden (if we are lucky enough to have one) is often not enough. The most effective way is to get the whole family out of the house, to physically remove ourselves from the plastic toys, computer games, tablets and TV shows.

Camping with children can bring you back to the simplicity of nature. It increases your awareness of your surroundings and can refresh your appreciation for the many things that so often go unnoticed.Spending time outdoors brings children closer to the natural world, and if they live in an urban environment, it is particularly important to ensure that a proportion of their free-time activities provide the chance to experience some of the wonder and beauty of nature.

Going camping, even if it’s just for one night is fun. A new environment, unfamiliar sights and sounds, brings about a sense of adventure and excitement, especially for the children. Our family-friendly campsiteat Lachungprovides a safe, and relatively secure environment for children to play and explore in, giving them a sense of freedom. This freedom, combined with a more natural environment is a great way to boost creativity; instead of relying on a tablet or smartphone for entertainment, children use their imagination to play games and entertain themselves; something they typically don’t need to do when they’re at home.

Developing love and respect of nature is much easier to do if children get to spend time outdoors, and camping is an excellent way to immerse children in the natural world. I am sure you and your family have gone for many vacations to beautiful destinations, but how many times have you gone camping with your family and kids? Did you stay away from camping because of lack of essential amenities and comfort? Well, OurGuest Camp Lachung has all the modern amenities to ensure the comfort and safety of your family. So don’t wait anymore. Take the leap and book your stay to experience one of most beautiful campsites that you will find in the country.
OurGuest Camp Lachung – Welcome to Nature.

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