Camp­ing can make any­one feel like a kid again, and it's a great chance to do those things you haven't done in years – to­gether as a fam­ily or alone. Here are some of our favourite camp­ing ac­tiv­i­ties:

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1. Play­ing games – Take along a deck of cards, some paper and/or some board games. It’s like the good old days, with ev­ery­one gath­ered to­gether and do­ing the same thing – with­out the tele­vi­sion and other elec­tronic de­vices.

2. Walk­ing – Pick your pace, whether it is power-walk­ing or leisurely strolls along the scenic, twisty roads that typ­i­cally wind through the camp­ground areas. Whether you’re just leisurely walk­ing or en­joy­ing a day of hik­ing, make sure you pack some com­fort­able walk­ing shoes. 3. Singing songs around the camp­fire – With or with­out the gui­tar. Adults and kids alike will en­joy singing all their favourite songs around the fire.

4. Bike rid­ing – There are plenty of bike paths and paved roads with shoul­ders that are just per­fect for a leisurely bike ride at most camp­grounds these days. Re­mem­ber to take your bikes. 5. Swim­ming – Whether you’re headed to the nearby lake, swim­ming hole or camp­ground swim­ming pool, don’t for­get the swim­suit.

6. Boat­ing – Many camp­grounds have very nice lochs, streams (or even oceans) nearby. If so, con­sider rent­ing a boat for the af­ter­noon. 7. Ca­noe­ing or kayak­ing – You could rent a ca­noe or a kayak for a lit­tle bit of ex­er­cise and ex­cite­ment on the wa­ter.

8. Sight­see­ing – If you get the opportunity to visit the near­est town (for a day or an hour), do it! Take the time to be a care­free tourist with no cares or wor­ries for a unique change of pace. 9. Dog days – Don’t over­look the big fun that can be had by tak­ing your dog along on the trip! Just like kids, ac­tive pets will help you to ex­pe­ri­ence camp­ing on a whole new level. 10. Pho­tograph­ing – Do not miss the opportunity to pho­to­graph your time spent in the great out­doors. You might even make a day of it pho­tograph­ing nature as you see it.

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