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Fun Indoor Camping Ideas for the Whole Family

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Although camping in the great outdoors continues to be a popular pastime of countless Americans, it is simply not always possible to go camping outside. Luckily, indoor camping happens to be a fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy.  As long as you have enough space at your disposal to erect a tent, have a big supply of camping treats on hand, and can think of ways to keep the whole family entertained, camping in the comfort of your own home may turn out to be the most fun you have had in a long time.

Have fun building a blanket fort

While it is probably possible to drag your tent indoors for your lounge camp out, you will definitely have more fun building a blanket fort together as a family. Apart from being an exciting activity that young and old can partake in, building a blanket fort can also boost your children’s development.  You can make your fort as simple or luxurious as you choose, using a variety of things you find around the house including blankets, pillows, sheets, cardboard boxes, chairs, string, and even fairy lights. Whether you chose to construct a teepee or a fortress, you can rest assured that your fort-building endeavors will help develop the spatial skills of the youngest family members.  

Don’t skimp on the camp food and drinks

Just because you are camping indoors does not mean you should forfeit one of the greatest of camping pleasures: the food.  Thankfully, most camp food classics can be prepared with ease indoors as well. While you might not be able to make a roaring fire to roast hotdogs and marshmallows over, you can always bring out your trusted electric griller. Other must-haves for your indoor camp-out include popcorn, hot cocoa,mini pizzas and, of course, s’mores.  Your children will definitely want to help to prep the food so opt for things that are easy to make and do not require any real cooking skills.

Organize entertainment for everyone

Camping indoors provides the family with a superb opportunity to bond with one another.  The types of activities you decide upon will ultimately be determined by the ages of the children. Older children may enjoy playing board games such as Monopoly or Scrabble as a family why younger kids may be happier engaging in a few fun rounds of charades or snakes and ladders.  You can even introduce some educational activities such as age-appropriate general knowledge quizzes or art and craft sessions and even often a small prize for exceptional effort.  

Camping indoors with your family can be a boat-load of fun.  Even if you don’t have a lot of supplies on hand you can create a wonderful experience that the whole family will love.