As soon as the summer vacations dawn upon us, we begin to start planning our holidays. Everyone has their own plans to spend their summers. While some head to their relatives place, some head to summer camps! Yes, summer camps are one of the most popular summer vacation idea for both families and friends. If you live in the UK and wish to head to a summer camp, then there are many things that you may need to keep in mind.
Besides knowing what to pack, where to go and what to do on the camp, you must also know about what safety precautions to take place. So if you wish to know the various things to keep in mind while going for a summer UK camp, then you can go through the following given information:
1. The Size and Kind of the Tent
Whenever picking a tent for your camping trip, you must keep a few things in mind. If the trip is of more than two days, you must prefer a tent that provides enough height for you to stand inside. Shorter tents can get extremely uncomfortable, especially if you plan to stay for a longer period of time. Also, ensure that you pick a tent that is large enough to accommodate your family and if one tent is not enough you can carry multiple tents. Also make sure that the tent is waterproof and has compartments if you need.
2. Planning for Kids
If you are taking your kids along, you must let your kids choose a teddy or a stuff toy for the trip so that they are comfortable. It is also important to plan activities for the kids such as a treasure hunt, or any other event suitable for summer, so that they make most of the trip.
3. The First Aid
It is important to carry a first aid kit on each of your camping trips but there has to be some additional supply for the summery weather. Remember to carry insect/ mosquito repellents, a treatment solution for mosquito bites, immobilization bandage (since there are more snakes in the summer) and regular medicines. In the technologically advanced times, another component is a first aid app which you can download on your phone to have easy access to tips at times of emergencies.
4. Water, Drinks and a Cooler
The summer heat can really leave you dehydrated so remember to carry a portable cooler which will store all of your foods and drinks while also keeping them cold for as long as possible in the hot and humid weather. If possible pick a campsite/ location which have access to fresh water site. This will cut your summer worries to half.
5. Summer Nights
Even during summers, it is quite possible that the night temperature in the woods may drop. Considering this possibility, you must carry a decent enough sleeping bag and a set of blankets with you.