Family vacation options are a little bit limited this summer but never fear—you don’t need to stay cooped up at home. Camping is still a safe, viable option for families that can also expose kids and adults alike to new experiences and adventures that you wouldn’t find in any hotel room.
If the idea of going camping with children conjures images of messes, meltdowns, and mosquito bites, you’re going to want to check out these hacks. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, simple solutions to all of your family’s biggest outdoor issues are now at your fingertips—and it turns out that most are cheap, environmentally friendly, or both.
Check out the full list of hacks and don’t forget to print the helpful camping checklist and meal planner below, too!