You may not have the time to get away for the entire Spring break, but visiting a campground for Easter weekend can be be a great way to relax, recharge, and enjoy some fun Easter festivities. Many campgrounds plan special events for their campers to enjoy all weekend long, here are some of our favorites:
Easter Egg Hunt
Many campgrounds hold Easter egg hunts right on the property. Finding eggs outside can add to the fun. Make sure you check with the office as many may require you to sign up ahead of time. They are often scheduled by age groups so even the littles have a chance to find eggs. Here are some campgrounds that have Easter egg hunts scheduled for this year:
Visit with the Easter Bunny
Will the Easter bunny be hopping by your site Easter weekend? Some campgrounds may have a special guest to greet your kiddos if you visit during Easter weekend. Here are a few campgrounds that have the Easter Bunny scheduled to arrive:
A few years ago, we visited Myrtle Beach during Easter and the first day we were there our kids made friends with children their age a few sites down, On Easter day they all gathered at our picnic table to color Easter eggs at our campsite. Although this was not a campground sponsored activity, I guarantee if kids see other kids decorating Easter eggs at their site they will want to join in so be prepared and bring extra eggs and decorating supplies so other campers can join in on the fun. Doing it outside is a great way to cut down on mess and it’s something our kids still reminisce about today.
Living in the Northeast, it has always been our family’s tradition to do our first cookout of the year on Easter. It was our way of celebrating the warmer weather and the start of Spring. Our menu would include:
- Lemon pepper chicken
- Potato salad
- Deviled eggs
- Fruit trifle
Camping Themed Baskets
In addition to camping all of the campground festivities, it can also be fun to have camping themed Easter baskets to go along with the fun, Depending on your location and the age of the child use a sand pail, baseball cap or toy dump truck as the basket and fill it with these awesome camping goodies:
- water bottles
- sand toys
- card games
- flip flops
- bathing suit
- trail mix
- walkie talkies
- bike lights
It is important to remember why we are celebrating Easter, even if we are on vacation. Check with your campground to see if they have onsite religious services or if they can recommend a local church to attend that is welcoming to tourists, I have been to several campgrounds that meet weekly for religious services, some have even been beachfront.
Before I sign off, I have one last tip, make sure to use those peeps to make an epic Easter smore! I hope these ideas will inspire you to take an Easter getaway and have some fun celebrating the holiday with your family. Spring brings new beginnings and hope which I think we all need right now.