Camping - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Teachers' Lounge


Camping

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
NCteacher's Avatar
NCteacher NCteacher is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,968
Senior Member

NCteacher
 
NCteacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,968
Senior Member
Camping
Old 10-13-2019, 10:07 AM
  #1

My DS is a Cub Scout. His pack does so many cool things- skiing, camping out on an aircraft carrier, campouts... just tons of activities. There is a fall camp out coming up. I love camping, my DH is not a camper and has terrible sleep apnea. He has to wear a cpap every night. I would go camping with DS in a heartbeat- but I have had a total knee replacement and canít get up and down from the ground. I donít know how I would manage to get in and out of my sleeping bag. Any suggestions? I need my other knee replaced because of arthritis and done other issues. I looked into getting a got, but itís still too low for me to manage. I just hate for DS to miss out because Iím old and crumbly!


NCteacher is offline   Reply With Quote

happykids's Avatar
happykids happykids is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,183
Senior Member

happykids
 
happykids's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,183
Senior Member

Old 10-13-2019, 10:22 AM
  #2

Can you explain this to his leaders? What about an uncle or a teacher you know?

Wish I could go. I could use a night under the stars.
happykids is offline   Reply With Quote
NCteacher's Avatar
NCteacher NCteacher is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,968
Senior Member

NCteacher
 
NCteacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,968
Senior Member

Old 10-13-2019, 10:30 AM
  #3

To go on the camp out, there has to be a parent or guardian. We are thinking that if we canít go to the actual camp out, we might drive down early the next morning so DS could have breakfast and do all the activities with the scouts.
NCteacher is offline   Reply With Quote
mhugs mhugs is online now
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,081
Senior Member

mhugs
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,081
Senior Member
camping
Old 10-13-2019, 11:20 AM
  #4

Can you take a folding cot? Not quite roughing it but you wouldn't have to get totally off the ground.
mhugs is online now   Reply With Quote
SassyTeach's Avatar
SassyTeach SassyTeach is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,065
Senior Member

SassyTeach
 
SassyTeach's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,065
Senior Member
Just a suggestion
Old 10-13-2019, 11:22 AM
  #5

How about taking a low cot to sleep on? It might help you be able to get up easier. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/PORTAL-Foldin...5ZP47HX4GS016V


SassyTeach is offline   Reply With Quote
arsabl's Avatar
arsabl arsabl is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,907
Senior Member

arsabl
 
arsabl's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,907
Senior Member
Camping
Old 10-13-2019, 11:25 AM
  #6

Iíd try a cot with an inflatable mattress on top. This creation allowed me to be at an appropriate height for sitting before lying down.
You may want to bring a strap or belt to help lift your leg/s into your bed.


Iíve had both knees replaced.

I hope you can go experience the outdoors with your son!
arsabl is offline   Reply With Quote
readerleader's Avatar
readerleader readerleader is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,722
Senior Member

readerleader
 
readerleader's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,722
Senior Member

Old 10-13-2019, 03:06 PM
  #7

Having raised two eagle scouts, I have been on my fair share of campouts! If the campout is at a BSA facility, there should be a health lodge or even cabins for summer camp staff. Some even have tents for scouts with cots. That's usually for summer camp, but you never know. If you have medical proof, then perhaps they will let you stay in one of those. Otherwise, I would do as others have suggested: a cot with an air mattress to raise the level.
readerleader is offline   Reply With Quote
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 16,534
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 16,534
Senior Member

Old 10-13-2019, 05:18 PM
  #8

Have you thought about a hammock? It doesn't require you to get low like the ground or even a cot does. I hammock camp whenever possible. So lightweight and so much comfier than the ground. Depending on your weather, you might need an under quilt. Or, assuming it's car camping, can you sleep in the car or truck bed?

I find it interesting they require a parent to attend; they didn't when my son was a Cub Scout.
Zia is offline   Reply With Quote
MKat MKat is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,411
Senior Member

MKat
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,411
Senior Member

Old 10-13-2019, 10:02 PM
  #9

Does he have any older cousins, etc.? My young adult sons have done some stuff with my great nephew and his troop on occasion to fill in for his dad and really enjoyed it. They don't have any kids yet, but all their cousins do and they kind of enjoy a chance to "play dad."
MKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Claire's Avatar
Claire Claire is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,768
Senior Member

Claire
 
Claire's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,768
Senior Member

Old 10-14-2019, 09:03 AM
  #10

Older siblings or cousins? My ds has done things with my dd, and they have taken their much younger cousins to things.


Claire is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Teachers' Lounge
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:27 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net
9