There are many things you can do while camping. Having a busy schedule ensures that you make the most of every moment you have at a campground. Spending time resting and relaxing after a busy day is just as important as seizing the moment and enjoying everything there is to do in an area.

Making it a point to enjoy your downtime ensures that you have the energy and desire to move on to your next activity gleefully. It may be hard to explain to your children at first, but it’s necessary to do so. Having time to recharge your batteries is critical to your health.

Here are some of the things you can do during your downtime while camping:

Tidy up your campsite.

Do small tasks that don’t require much effort. Don’t take on any big chores as the idea is to relax not further tax your tired body.

Read a good book.

With time on your side, you’ll finally be able to deep dive into that novel you’ve been meaning to read for months. If you have access to a hammock, you get double points on the relaxation scale.

Take a few pictures with your smartphone and edit them.

When else are you going to have time to document this momentous occasion and beautiful scenery? You won’t want to leave camp without having a few amazing shots to share with family and friends.

Practice a musical instrument.

Strum that guitar or ukulele. Write a new song that you can sing to others the next time you can.

Camp with greater ease and without the pressure to fill every minute with activity. Having downtime is a blessing because it affords you the luxury of recharging your batteries before moving on to another task. It gives you and your family time to discuss your experiences and even plan the next day’s activities better.