That RV for sale that seemed like such a good idea is only a good idea if it’s taken out on the road. Maximizing the time in the RV can be tricky when there are extenuating factors. One of those extenuating factors that may even pop up as a negative when considering the purchase of an RV for sale is the need for frequent travel with kids. A lot of people talk about the difficulties of RVing with kids and dealing with kids on the road, but there aren’t enough people discussing the opportunities that are offered for kids who travel. It doesn’t have to be a negative factor. Many people successfully travel by RV with kids on a regular basis and many prefer traveling with kids. They’re energetic and excited. And in some ways, kids open doors for additional travel opportunities.
For instance, any RVer considering a visit to a National Park or National Monument during an upcoming RV road trip should consider taking advantage of the experts through the Junior Ranger Program. The program is offered at over 200 locations and provides a safe, educational, outdoor environment through which kids can learn about nature, history and science. RVing with kids can be a fantastic method of bolstering their education and supporting facts and figures they learn about during their time in the classroom. The Junior Ranger Programs at the National Parks are one of the most popular assets available for kids.
Why Should RVers consider the Junior Ranger Program When Traveling with Kids?
- Kids love the cool patches. They earn patches for completing different portions of the program.
- Kids of all ages can participate. Younger kids complete fewer activities than older kids.
- Some activities are completed on site and some require online research, etc. Once the activity is completed, the ranger reviews the answers, signs the child’s booklet and then awards the patch.
- It’s simple and easy, but fun and educational. It’s the perfect answer for parents addicted to RVing and looking for a way to get their kids excited for upcoming road trips.
- The program gets kids engaged and aware of important/notable aspects of various destinations.
- It’s an opportunity for parents who love RVing to pass that love of travel on to their kids.
- It’s also an opportunity for parents to provide their kids with the chance to go out, learn something new, and then come back to share that something new with their parents.
- Parents will often find that their kids are bringing new and interesting facts and info home from their activities. So everyone is benefitting from the program.
The Junior Ranger program isn’t the only way to get your kids engaged in your RV travels, but it’s one of the simplest and easiest methods. It’s free to join in and RVers who do a little bit of research related to their National Park or Monument of choice may even be able to arrange their travel schedule around designated days on which park admission is free. (Dates change depending on the year, so contact the National Park service for up to date information). Search the full list of National Parks and Monuments that participate in the Junior Ranger Program and choose one for an upcoming trip.