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Time For Backyard Camping

Time For Backyard Camping

The way we camp needs to change, but not stop completely

If your family is traditionally one that likes to go camping at Easter (or any time), you don't need to cancel the activity completely under coronavirus restrictions.

The Caravan Industry of Australia is encouraging people to try a camping stay-cation by setting up a backyard tent, a caravan in the driveway, or even a home-made cubby in the living room.

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Caravanning and camping is proven to provide many physical and psychological benefits and in these challenging times, these benefits are more crucial than usual.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s Real Richness examined the benefits of the caravan and camping lifestyle, and the results revealed a myriad of positive benefits:

· 95% of campers believe that camping reduces stress

· 93% of campers believe it brings families closer together

· 96% of campers believe camping can make you happier

For those who might also be home-schooling children at the moment or looking for educational opportunities, a backyard camping trip can also offer fantastic lessons for kids.

The Real Richness report found that 97% of campers believe camping allows children to learn about the environment, and 71% believe it improves children’s behaviour. Importantly even 69% of non-campers surveyed believe it teaches children important life skills.

To get involved, families are encouraged to visit the Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Facebook page for competitions and tips to camp at home and to share videos / images with the tag #holidayathome #campathomeheroes

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