Cool Camping Ideas

We’ve compiled a list of cool campsite ideas to make your next family camping trip one to remember. These unique camping ideas will have you, your family and friends standing out for all the right reasons. Get creative with it, make some memories and consider trying some of these creative camping ideas on your next trip.

  1. Foam Floor Tiles

    Did your kids ever used to play with those giant foam puzzle pieces? Before you toss those to the curb just yet, consider the camping benefits they may add to your next trip! Foam floor tiles make a softer, more comfortable tent floor than the cold, hard ground. Place them together on the floor of your tent before laying out your sleeping bags or air mattresses!

  2. Two-Person Sleeping Bag

    Speaking of sleeping arrangements, it might not be a bad idea to invest in a two-person sleeping bag. Especially now that the weather is starting to get chillier at night, snuggling up in the same sleeping bag might not be a bad idea!

  3. Make DIY Portable Lanterns

    DIY lanterns can be made several different ways. Battery-powered votive candles can be placed in old, empty peanut butter containers, you could paint the inside of an old jar with glow-in-the-dark paint or point a headlamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. You never know when you’re going to need the light in the middle of the night!

  4. DIY Washing Machine

    Plan on camping for a while? Create your very own washing machine; all you need is a (new) plunger and a bucket! Bring along a decent sized bucket, cut a hole into the top that the plunger can stick into, and place your dirty clothes and belongings in the bucket with warm water and soap. Then plunge away for some clean clothes!

These are only a few cool camping ideas to get your trip started. So the next time you and your family go camping, you’ll have a list full of creative camping ideas that’ll have you feeling like pros in no time!


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