Camping is a family favorite, and an ideal trip for price-conscious parents and adventure seekers. Many online guides will recommend you spend money on the best equipment, and that can get pricey. Instead, borrow or rent your tents, chairs, stoves and sleeping bags, or find them at garage sales for lower prices.

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Buy your cooking equipment second hand or use what you have to cook simple meals when you’re camping. Building a wood fire for cooking is cheaper than renting a grill and easier than moving one.

To save even more, check out free or state-run campgrounds in your area for lower nightly costs. Lastly, pick a campground with natural entertainment like hiking trails, waterfalls, and plenty of places to explore!

Those are some ways to save money on a camping trip, but if your family is planning on making camping a regular activity, you might want to buy your own equipment! Arvest has several savings account options for when you need to build your assets before you buy, and the best part is that you can earn interest while you save. For more info, visit arvest.com/savings.

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