For generations, camping has been a favourite family past-time. Summers spent sleeping beneath the stars, eating directly from the fire or make-shift BBQ's, swimming in local watering holes and beaches and making new friends.
In more recent years, camping provides you with the perfect opportunity for a digital detox and to spend uninterrupted time with your family, connecting with them away from phones, iPads and other devices. It allows you to be at one with your environment, feeling the sun on your face as you wake up in your sleeping bag with the birds chirping all around you.
Camping is timeless, it's something you and your children will look back on in years to come with fondness. Memories will have been created, friends will have been made and new locations will have been discovered. You'll discover skills you never knew you had (like who can shower the quickest before the solar-shower runs out of water), teach the kids how to fish and on the days when the fish aren't biting laugh over store-brought fish and chips from the campgrounds for dinner.
Favourite camping spots will be returned to year or year, or new ones discovered along the way. You'll yarn over a few beers with the boys (or girls) while swatting away the odd annoying mosquito before calling it a night and falling into your temporary abode.
There is no better way to enjoy a summer away with your family than pitching a tent (or pulling up a campervan), parking up for a few days (or weeks) and living in the moment.