“Darling, this summer, we’re going camping in the High Alps in France ! ». In front of your enthusiasm, your wife frowns, your two teenagers seem depressed and your youngest, from the top of his 8 years, is perplexed. Don’t worry: their reaction is neither a disease nor a way to protest against you. You’re just dealing with sceptical campers. Here are some powerful arguments that will tip the scales your way… without too much effort.
“Camping? Don’t even think about it!”
The simple word “camping”, gets your wife thinking about tent canvas, mosquitoes, lack of comfort and other preconceived ideas belonging to another era. Don’t blame her: she’s not the only one who’s wrong about the current meaning of camping holidays. First, tell her that the Hauts de Rosans is a 4-star campsite. This translates into high-end, very comfortable and modern accommodation, a heated swimming pool (yes, ma’am!), quality services and a stunning environment. Don’t hesitate to show her some pictures to convince her… In principle, you won’t need to insist more for her to accept… even if she refuses to admit that she was wrong in the first place.
“We’ll get bored! There’s nothing to do!”
Would your teenagers have decided to turn away, at least a few hours a day, from their mobile phones and tablets? It’s already a good thing, don’t you think? Tell them about the activities they can try, a few miles only from the campsite: climbing, paragliding, hiking (well, okay… we won’t go too far… And it’s flat… Well, almost. Promised!). Tell them they can swim in the heated pool and meet other kids their own age. And if that’s not enough, tell them there’s WiFi and it’s free!
Your youngest just finished his second grade. Apart from the TV series and comics he’s gone through, camping doesn’t mean much to him. Never mind. To start with, reassure him: “There will be fries, my darling”. Now that you have established favourable conditions, explain to him that you will stay in a great place, that he will have a super cool tent for himself (if there is availability !), that he will be able to go to bed late, enjoy the swimming pool and that you will do many beautiful things together: mountain biking, walks, excursions…
You are prepared to convince even the most recalcitrant members of your family to spend a summer camping vacation. The 4-star campsite, in the Hautes-Alpes, Les Hauts de Rosans, promises a successful holiday in a privileged setting, with an optimal level of comfort. Once they’ve tried it, they won’t want to go back!