Here are a few tips for things to consider when planning a BWCA trip with children.
Find a life vest that is comfortable and fits properly.
Pack a good set of raingear, hat, and sunglasses. (head net if necessary)
Bring plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, and itch balm
Involve the children in menu planning and food preparation.
Bring along special snacks and treats for good behavior rewards.
Learn about the area, plants and animals before the trip.
Bring identification books for birds, plants, trees and wildlife.
A deck of cards, a flashlight, and a couple of good books are perfect for tent time.
Spend time in the canoe creating stories of your own where everyone takes turns adding to it.
Let the children have their own disposable camera for capturing their own memories.
Have the children write in a journal each evening.
Don't forget the S'mores.
In a world where children know characters on television better than their own family members and can name locations in their favorite video game but can't tell you the name of everyone in their class, something is wrong. It is time to teach your child a lesson, time to get the paddle out, get outside...
Blog posted from Mudro Lake, Superior National Forest, Slim Lake, MN 55731, USA View larger map