Even though it wasn’t entirely by design, having an RV allows us to create a life that encourages our boys to grow in many areas that are important to us and develop attributes like patience, creativity, and curiosity. At first, we felt that many of these traits were limited to our actual camping experiences. We would see the boys engage in imaginative play at the campsite in ways that wouldn’t necessarily translate to our backyard. But over the years we have been amazed to watch these traits translate to every area of their lives including school and organized sports. We are so grateful that we stumbled into RV ownership when our kids were itty-bitty babies–their lives will always be better because of it.
Here are nine values that our kids have learned at the campground over the past decade. We are confident that if you take your kids camping, and invest in their lives one RV trip at a time, that they will learn these lessons too.