As people in the Valley get a start on summer vacations, one very popular activity is to go camping.
Officials with Natural Chimneys Park said they have been busy so far, and offered some packing tips that you will not want to forget, especially if you have traveled a long way.
Kelly Rourke with the park recommends bringing a sleeping bag, along with a pad for sleeping on the ground.
She also said to bring lots of layers of clothing - even though it is the summer, it will get cold at night.
If you plan on going hiking, bring some sturdy shoes or boots.
Also, don't forget plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray and a flashlight.
When you get to the site, Rourke said you will want to choose a nice, shady spot.
For cooking, she recommends bringing a stove and food that is easy to prepare, like instant oatmeal or pancake mixes.
Rourke said her favorite things to bring camping are a hammock and some reading material.
"I'm a big fan of having people unplug when they're camping. Have board games and cards, and ride your bike around. Have a good book. Something you can just take your mind off your normal everyday life," said Rourke.
Rourke said some camps, like Natural Chimneys Park, do provide firewood, so be sure to check with your campgrounds in order to avoid lugging out heavy items that you don't need.
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