How to Organize Camping Trips With Multiple Parties

by Kimberly Turtenwald

Camping gives everyone time away from civilization to relax and convene with nature. The specifics of your trip are entirely up to you, from camping under the stars to chilling in an air-conditioned motorhome. Some people prefer to go camping as a couple or family, while others enjoy going with many people. If you want to camp with a large group of people, create a organized approach to planning.

Step 1

Call campgrounds in the area to determine which one is the best fit for your group. Make sure the campground accepts large groups and has available lots during your selected timeframe. Inquire about special activities and amenities for kids if you have children.

Step 2

Create a list of supplies that the group needs. For instance, if you are camping in tents, determine how many tents you need and what size. Items like camping stoves, chairs and cookware are often necessary, but not always for each party within your larger group.

Step 3

Determine what equipment the campers in your group already own. Assign each party specific items to bring so you don't end up with five camping stoves and no cookware. Make sure each party provides a tent that is large enough for its individual group and chairs for each person.

Step 4

Create a list of activities. Some people prefer to just sit around and relax on a camping trip, while others prefer to keep busy with outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking and boating. Keep the schedule loose and flexible.

Step 5

Set an agreement for who will pay for what aspects of the camping trip. The campsites can easily be split between all parties, but payment for activities such as boat rental, firewood and food are more difficult to evenly divide. Solidify a payment plan ahead of time to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make reservations a month or two ahead of time to ensure space. Make reservations further in advance if your trip falls near a holiday.

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