Senior Camping Considerations- Tips to Enjoy Your Trip With Elders

Updated on March 19, 2021
A Guide To RVing in Your Golden Years

As you grow old, there are a lot of things that change. Things that you could do very easily before often take a lot of time now. Despite all of this, there are a lot of things that one can do for fun in old age. You would be surprised that even camping is not such a distant dream in your 60’s anymore. There are a lot of activities that do not require running or walking for long distances. However, there are certain things to consider before taking older people camping.

Keep scrolling, and you’ll know. 

Keep a Check on sleeping arrangements

Gone are the times where we could pass out almost anywhere without needing anything special to sleep on. Older people need special sleeping arrangements, including special mattresses and pillows. 

Sleeping on the ground in tents is not an option unless you want to wake up with severe back or neck pain in the morning. The best option is to carry an air mattress since it is quite comfortable to sleep on and can be packed and stored in a small area. It is deflatable and won’t take up much space in your car either. Be sure to carry a pump and do not leave without one. 

Be particular about food

People over 60 usually follow a special diet and take their mineral and vitamin supplements. The food might be different from what younger people are used to. So it is important to prepare some food items that are suitable for their current condition. 

This can be quite simple and does not have to be a humongous task. You can go for items that are low in sodium, fat, and sugar. Fruits and vegetables are a great option as well.

Don’t forget to take mosquito repellants

If you are planning to sleep in tents for even a day or two, or are going to an area with a lot of greenery, be sure to carry a mosquito repellent with you since seniors have an increased risk of developing various diseases due to relatively low immunity. A lot of experts suggest using Buzz OFF Mosquito Repellent because of its use of natural ingredients.

Plus, this option is non-toxic, not harmful, and has no sticky residue. Also, natural repellents are better for seniors since a lot of other ingredients can irritate their skin. 

Opt for adult only campgrounds

If you have not heard of this before, be sure to try going to adult-only campgrounds. You can easily search for such sites on the internet. These grounds only allow people above the age of 18, and most of them have certain special amenities for seniors over the age of 60. This can very easily allow you to enjoy camping while getting all amenities that you might need. Some of these grounds also have amenities such as game rooms, golf courses, lounges, and many more. It can be termed as the ideal setting for senior citizens to enjoy life and have fun.

Getting old does not mean you have to stop doing the things you love. You only have to do them smartly. Use these tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your camping experience. 


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