You don’t need to ‘rough it’ to have an incredible camping experience. In fact, there are ways to breathe new life into your adventures so that they’re new and exciting year after year. By simply upgrading your equipment, camp food, and mindset, you’re able to have the best time of your life with your pet, family or friends. Even if you choose to camp solo, you’ll do so in a way that excites and invigorates you. 

Here are five incredible ways to elevate camp life: 

1. Upgrade your bedding. 

Give yourself the gift of a good night’s sleep. By investing in excellent bedding, you’re sure to sleep like a baby. After a long day of exploring, you’ll be grateful to get to bed right away. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and energized. 

2. Meal prep prior to your trip. 

Come up with a menu that you’ll follow while you’re at camp. Then purchase the ingredients needed to prep the food. Put them in waterproof containers and place them in your cooler with a few frozen ice packs. There won’t be the mess that ice makes when it melts that way. 

3. Create a minimovie highlighting your experience. 

Use your phone to tell the tale in a way only you can. Share it with family and friends if you want. The best part is that you’re able to relive the camping experience repeatedly in the future. 

4. Give your trip a theme. 

It’s a lot of fun to do things according to a theme. You’ll have a much easier time planning activities and meals. Have the kids weigh in on their favorite themes. Then, start being creative with your plans so you can maximize the fun experienced on the trip you’re about to take. 

5. Spend time away from the campgrounds to fully explore the area. 

You can go to dinner or even sight-see. Part of the joy of being away from home is that you don’t have a real agenda to follow. You can spend most of your time camping and a few hours seeing what the neighboring community has to offer. You’ll have a blast playing the role of tourist. 

Make camping even more special by doing the things suggested on the list above. You’ve got ways to elevate camp life. Once you’ve explored a few, you’ll be addicted. After all, your experience is only what you make it out to be. Why not make yours remarkable this year? Saco River Camping Area will help you do just that!