Let’s Go Tent Camping!
Students plan a camping trip.
Level: Jr High School
Originated by: Treetop Publishing
Going camping is fun – and it takes a lot of planning. Students who have never gone camping before may not realize all the equipment and preparation that is involved. Each student will research possible camping areas within a 150 mile radius of their location. When choosing a camping site, they should keep in mind what amenities they will require (do they have handicap facilities or do they allow pets?) and what activities are available. They will plan a three day (two night) camping trip to one location. To make things interesting, we are going to take away some items that they use every day.
Items not allowed:
- Cell Phones (allowed for emergency use only)
- Video Games or other hand-held electronic devices
- Televisions, DVD or CD players, Ipods, etc.
- A map indicating where the camping area is in your state
- A map of the actual camp grounds
- An itinerary – consider travel, check in/out time, and set-up/break-down time, activities, cooking, sleeping
- Equipment List – consider activities (fishing, swimming, cooking, sleeping, etc.)
- Clothing List – consider possible weather conditions
- A menu plan – include two or three snacks per day
- Food & Water Supply List – consider quantity, ration & refrigeration issues
- A list of what food items should be prepared in advance and how they should be packaged
- Safety Kit list with area emergency facility locations (ranger/hospital/police)
- Camp Ground rules
- Instructions on how to build a fire and fire safety rules
- A list of things you can do, a list of games, books or crafts to take
- Duty Roster
- You can use the rest of the book to include interesting facts or information about the area you would visit, and why you would like to go there