Camping can be a fun-filled activity for the whole family. Planning a summer camping vacation in Florida can be a great option as it is home to many great campsites. Although camping can be an enjoyable experience, it holds some dangers. It is important you make the safety and comfort of you and your family a priority while camping. Consider these tips before planning your family camping trip:


1.    Choose the right site: Picking the campground and shelter should be at the top of your list.  Before reserving, it is recommended to research the site and surrounding areas to make sure it is a good fit for you and your fellow campers. Don’t forget to consider the limitations or medical needs as amenities may be limited on certain campgrounds.


2.    Watch the weather: Before departing, make sure you check the weather forecast. As we all know, the weather can change quite quickly, especially in Florida. It is best to pack some extra provisions to be prepared for the heat, humidity, sun and rain.


3.    Grab the gear: Camping trips are primarily outdoors. Don’t forget to pack all the necessary gear and supplies including proper clothing, closed-toe shoes, helmets, life-jackets, sunscreen, insect repellent and a first aid kit.


4.    Keep food safe: Be sure to pack food in waterproof containers and store them in insulated coolers.


5.    Wildlife watch: Camping in the wild means you may be surrounded by some dangerous animals. Keep your eye out for snakes, spiders, alligators, and more. Be sure to keep your distance, and never approach a wild animal.


We hope you enjoy a fun and safe camping adventure. For more camping safety tips, click here.



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