Summer is finally here and it’s up to you to take advantage of it and not let the warmth and the excellent weather pass you and your family by. You’ve all been cooped up inside for the long winter so it’s time to get outside, spend some time together, and enjoy the summer. Visiting campgrounds is a great way for you and your family to spend some time outdoors together.

Here are a few reasons why you should plan a family camping trip this summer.

Bond together as a family

Nearly half of campers — 49% — admit that the number one reason they enjoy camping is to spend time with their family and friends. Camping can be nice by yourself, but it’s just not the same. You and your family should make it a yearly (or monthly) event and spend some time together at campsites. Whether you’re staying in a nice cabin or tenting it in the outdoors, as long as you’re with your family, you’re all going to have a fun time. Most likely, if it’s your first camping trip together, it certainly won’t be your last.

Take a break from technology

Your kids might have a serious issue with technology, but if you take a step back and look at yourself, you probably are just as reliant on technology as them. It’s bad for everyone to solely rely on cell phones, televisions, computers, and other devices for entertainment and leisure purposes. Do yourself and your family a favor and leave all that technology behind for a few days and spend some time outdoors. When you’re camping, the last thing in the world you want to do is grab a phone and text. Camping is great because you don’t need to text or call or go online or any of that nonsense. Enjoy your stress-free camping trip with as little technology as possible.

Relax, relax, and relax

Your kids, your job, and your life can cause stress, your children and other members of your family are probably just as overwhelmed as you are. Don’t just ignore all these issues because that can lead to further problems down the road. There is nothing more relaxing than falling asleep under the stars during a camping trip. So take your family camping this summer to some great campgrounds and relax, relax, and relax.

If you want to check out a great campground in Indiana and camping this summer, contact Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Lake Monroe today!