Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hammock camping with Girl Scouts

If you’re wondering what it’s like to camp in a hammock, just ask one of the several girls who tried it last month at Newport News City Park Campground.

The trip, just one of several put on by The Wild Things, allowed most of the girls to go hammock camping for the first time. They also held a cook off that took the camp ranger by surprise!

Why hammock camping? Well, not only is it tons of fun, by hammocks take away a lot of the challenging parts of camp. You don’t take up a lot of space, affect the ground or need a large plot of land. Just pick a spot that has some trees, make sure you have sturdy straps to tie your hammock to the tree and you’re good to go!

“All I can say is try it,” Bonnie Taylor, creator of The Wild Things, expressed.

It was such as success that Bonnie received nothing but positive feedback. Many of the hammock campers said they would do it again on their backpacking adventure!

Try out camping in a hammock this summer at our Camp Darden location! They are nap-tested and girl-approved. Share your experience with us and you may be featured on this blog!