Can’t get away this summer? Want to get in a little “practice” before the big trip? Why not try camping in your backyard or have a family sleepover in your home. A great memory maker. (Truth be told- who doesn’t want to sleep in their basement playroom when there is a heat wave!) Materials Tent Mattresses Sleeping bags or sheets Pillows Flashlights Special snacks Water bottles Directions Set up your tent and camping gear in your back yard. This is a great way to ease into camping (especially with the indoor bathroom close at hand!). Make it special with snacks, reading stories with a flashlight etc. As a child, my sisters and I did this and caught the Northern Lights- an amazing memory! Alternatively, set up some mattresses in an area of your home where your whole family can fit and have a sleepover together. Make it a movie night or a time to stay up late, sharing stories etc. Purpose Preparation for wilderness camping. Safety Notes Follow any safety guidelines outlined on your camping gear. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.