Camping is a fun outdoor experience. In the last year, however, you probably did not attend any camping trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thankfully, things are looking a lot better right now, and you can go on camping trips if you want. However, before going camping, consider these few points to make your trip safe, and more enjoyable.
Check Local Health Guidelines
Over the past few weeks, there has been some improvement with the COVID-19 situation. The nationwide vaccination program has enabled health officials to ease down some of the restrictions. As the days go by and more people get themselves vaccinated, the concerned authorities will continue to relax these restrictions. Yet, it is still a good idea to play things safe for now.
Before planning your camping trip, check with your local health and safety guidelines. These guidelines vary from place to place. So be sure to check with a local health and safety official if you have any confusion regarding these guidelines.
Keep the Group Small
The best way to avoid spreading COVID is by keeping your distance from others. That, however, is not possible on an outdoor camping trip. You have to stick to your group at all times and enjoy the activities together. So what you can do is keep the number of people in your camping group limited.
A small group will make things a lot easier for you to handle. You can all enjoy the activities together with a more reduced risk of getting infected. It is even better if most of you (if not all) have been vaccinated against the virus.
Stay Away from Crowded Locations
Given how the restrictions are being relaxed, there is a big possibility that more people will be eager to go outdoors. Hence, you can be sure that there will be plenty of people at the campsite as well. However, it is best to avoid crowded places. Thus, look for a place or campsite that is not too crowded. You could even consider renting a private campsite if necessary.
Glamorous camping – or glamping – is the modern-day interpretation of luxury camping and is perhaps the most convenient camping option for you during COVID. Glamping incorporates the traditional style of camping with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. It gives you a unique chance to explore nature in a whole new way.
Most glamping sites are situated away from public grounds. The Montana Glamping Resort at Paws Up, for instance, is built on private property and offers visitors cabins and safari-tents to stay. That allows such glamping sites to arrange exclusive activities for their guests. Hence, you will end up taking part in outdoor activities that are not possible on a regular camping trip.
Glamping is ideal for new campers. Inexperienced campers will enjoy the hotel-like facilities that these places offer. Everything is arranged for you here; you just need to come in and enjoy.
Involve Yourself in More Activities
On the camping trip, you will be introduced to lots of different activities. You should try your best to take part in as many activities as you can. It is even better if these activities involve physical movement instead of just sitting around the campfire.
Thanks to the pandemic, you have probably had to stay indoors for a very long time. And even when you went out, you probably did not get a chance to enjoy spending time surrounded by nature. However, now that you are at a campsite, you should use this opportunity to get some exercise while enjoying the serenity of nature around you.
Take part in different sports and physical exercises. Arrange for different team-building games if possible. No matter how small your group size is, you should not let it stop you from enjoying some quality time together.
Maintain Safety Precautions
Each campsite will have its own set of rules and regulations. These are basic camping safety rules that most of us are familiar with. Alongside these rules, you also need to take precautions for COVID.
You should still wear a mask outside, even if the situation has improved. Unless your local health officials say it is safe to be without face masks, do not go outside without putting them on. Wash your hands frequently as well, especially after a group event or activity. And while you will spend most of your time in groups, try to maintain some distance between one another. Also, isolate anyone if they get sick or show symptoms of COVID.
By maintaining the necessary safety precautions and considering the few points discussed above, you will surely be able to enjoy your camping trip amid COVID.