Before TV, iPods, texting and Xbox, families may have shared activities every day, gathering around the radio for entertainment, carrying water from a well, or, you know, hunting mammoth.
Earbuds, overtime and after-school activities tend to get in the way of family bonding, and lots of people are looking for ways to get it back. Family camp, a gathering of parents and children in a summer-camp-type atmosphere, is one of the newer approaches, and a speedy increase in programs over the last few years speaks to the success of this outdoorsy approach to bonding.
It's hard enough to plan a family vacation with no other goal than to relax. Where do you even start when the goal is a closer-knit family unit?
Here, some tips on arranging a successful (and that means fun!) experience for your brood.