Children love camping. They love the woods, the ponds and rivers and streams. If the campground has a pool, they will love the pool so much that the other amenities might be overlooked. They love that they can run, ride their bikes and make new friends. They’re usually so excited playing that they forget about basic safety rules. Here are some tips to help you keep your children safe while you are camping in your RV.
Watch for Traffic
People driving on campgrounds aren’t always watching for children playing. Even if they are obeying the ten mile an hour speed limit, they might still be distracted by other people in the car. Teach your kids to watch for cars and listen for them constantly while they are out in the camping area. Explain the rules of safe biking and have them follow those rules if they take bikes out into the campground.
Stay Away from RVs that are Coming and Going
Stress to your child that trailers and motorhomes are loaded with blind spots. Explain to them that they absolutely cannot walk behind campers that are being backed up. Stress to them that they should simply stay away from all RVs as they are being moved through the campground. Its common courtesy, and it will help keep your child safe.
Most people are just a little bit friendlier when they’re camping. You will talk to the neighbors, the people at the pool and other campers you pass on the road. Your children see this, and they start to think it’s okay to be that friendly with everyone. When invited into someone else’s camper, they might be all too happy to agree to enter. Explain to them that the same rules apply when camping that apply at home. Tell them that they are not to enter someone else’s camper until you have met the people and granted your permission.
Keeping your children safe is an important part of camping. While your little ones can have more freedom at a campground than they normally have at home, they still need to take steps to keep themselves safe. Encourage them to watch traffic and monitor them enough to ensure that they are following directions. Talk to them about avoiding RVs that are being parked or pulled out, and stress that they are never to enter someone else’s RV without you. Following these rules will help you keep your children safe from harm.