It’s hard to believe but some people are not fans of camping. Maybe they had a bad experience in the past or maybe they are just not the outdoorsy type. Whatever the reason, you may find yourself talking them into trying it again and there are a few things you can do to turn their frowns upside down.
Games and Books
Often, we find the most hesitant campers are quiet natured and unsure of being in the great outdoors for any length of time. It’s important to let them know that not all camping is about hiking and chopping wood. Plenty of campers enjoy just being quiet during their stay. If you make sure there are books, magazines, and games to enjoy at the campsite, your shy camper will feel comfortable lounging around the campsite.
Bring their favorites. Of course, the usual burgers, hotdogs, and S’Mores will do but find out some of their favorite treats to bring along. They can’t help but enjoy digging into their favorite dishes and snacks.
Help them out by writing down the things they will most need while they are camping. Mention toothbrushes, medications, how many changes of clothes, and options for layering on cool nights and warm days. Pack some thick, cozy socks for them to pad around in. That always feels good.
Explore The Shops and Museums
Be sure to take them offsite a time or two so their whole time isn’t spent outdoors. They may enjoy shopping or going out for pizza. You might take them to a movie or a Farmers’ Market. They’ll enjoy a blend of activities that don’t all involve time at the campsite.
We hope you’ll bring your non-camper to stay with us and we’ll do our best to make it a memorable experience. Call us to make a reservation and we look forward to seeing you.