Family camping is a great shared experience and opportunity to re-connect with each other. Family members often experience different realities as parents go to work and kids go to school on a daily schedule. However, sharing the same tent or RV on a family camping trip at KL Ranch Cliffside on River Road has a way of uniting and strengthening families. 

1. Focus On Family
A family camping outing is a great excuse to get away from school, work and technology to spend quality time together. While on your trip, reduce distractions by limiting screen time on smartphones, TVs and computers. There are a multitude of ways to enjoy the outdoors and provide entertainment. Playing campground games like corn hole and frisbee will help the effects of your daily grind fade away.  A float trip on the Guadalupe River while at KL Ranch Cliffside is another great option. There are many other fun things to do nearby to help immerse yourself with your family.

2. Discover a New Environment
A fresh perspective can easily be created with a simple change in environment. Family members or friends can help navigate a new area. More often than not, you do not have to go far away to experience something new. Explore the natural beauty of locations within a couple of hours of where you live. Of course, a trip to an entirely new part of the country will expose you and your family to new opportunities as well.

3. Extended Family Outing
Plan an extended family trip by including multiple generations of your family. Grandparents always enjoy time with their children and grandchildren, as well as other extended family members. Create a family “compound by booking several campsite together. Adults can stay in the RV and kids can sleep outside in a tent. Plan daily activities together or take advantage of a girl’s only adventure while the boys enjoy their own all male outing.

4. Physical Activity
Camping in New Braunfels provides all kinds of physical activity. Setting up tents, gathering wood for a fire and cooking food takes energy. Our campground also has access to multiple recreation activities. This allows you to pick an activity that the entire family would enjoy, such as hiking or tubing. Breathing in fresh air, enjoying a refreshing tube trip or the gorgeous views of the hiking trails will allow you to feel refreshed and healthy. 

5.  Learn New Skills 
Parents and grandparents have a multitude of knowledge to pass down to younger generations. A camping trip is a great time to pass on that knowledge. Starting a campfire, outdoor cooking and pitching a tent are useful teaching moments and accomplishments that everyone can enjoy. Start new family traditions to include on your next family trip.

6. Spend Time Outside
Take a camping trip to get outside and enjoy what’s happening around you. You will be able to quietly observe animals in their natural habitats. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and sparkling night skies. Allow the outdoors to invigorate your senses.

Always take time to reflect back on the memories you created during your family camping trip when you return home. And it’s never too early to start planning your next trip to KL Ranch Cliffside on River Road.