To help campers have enjoy the outdoors, we previously shared a beginner’s guide to tent camping. This time, let's look at adding a unique twist to your trip by incorporating fun charity events.
As a result of the increasing popularity of outdoor activities and the lack of proper briefing on pressing environmental concerns, the environment is suffering from waste pollution. One thing you can do is make sure you clean up in and around the campsite. If you’re camping on a big campsite then ask the permission of the owners to do a full site clean up and politely ask for donations from your fellow campers. This will not only help you raise money for charity but also help preserve the surrounding environment.
Another fun idea is to host an outdoor BBQ or cook-off, which is perfect if you're camping with a big group. Invite people you know who enjoy cooking and have them show off their culinary skills. Even if there isn’t the luxury of a kitchen, Bon Appétit’s list of perfect campfire meals proves that it’s not impossible to come up with delicious dishes with simpler tools.
This extensive list of fundraising ideas shared by Save the Children includes physical activities such as dodgeball and football. Playing sports out in nature under good weather can be invigorating and your whole group can enjoy the fun that comes with it.
For this idea to work, you must choose a campsite that is spacious enough to play sport on. Some spots that might fit this description are Cofton Holidays, Lee Valley [Edmonton], Shamba Holidays, and Polmanter Tourist Park which all have large playing surfaces or fields.
As you can see, it just takes imagination to make camping even more unforgettable and fulfilling. Have a deeper look into how you can organise these events, pick a charity that is dear to your heart, and you’ll be good to go!