School Holiday Coleman Family Glamping near KL Mar 2018
I used to go camping when I was still in school and college. I spent most of my time on the internet looking for new places to explore and on sites like campingfunzone.com, from which I have learnt a lot about camping and its essentials. We’d go to a camping site, set up a tiny tent, squeeze 4 persons and our bags, and wake up with backache. I’ve never really missed camping since because why should I? Well, I may after my first glamping experience with Own The Weekend team and Coleman.
For those who are not familiar, here’s the definition of glamping on Google: “a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping”.
How luxurious you ask? Well, much more luxury than the camping I knew. No squeezing in a tent because they provided a 10-person tent for each family of four. The tent had 3 doors and a partition inside the tent. Adults can walk freely inside without bending down. That’s how huge and tall the tent was.
The tent was furnished with double and single airbeds, portable fan, portable lanterns, tables, chairs, recliner chair and more. The entire glamping gear was worth more than RM8,000! *gulp* I only had to pay RM30 for a tent and sleeping bag I rented in college so imagine the stark difference between the camping experience in my head and this one I was seeing over the weekend.
It was actually a 2D1N family camp organized in conjunction with the school holiday. It was a sold out event. There were at least 30 kids between 4 to 12 years old running around at this fenced residential estate 40 minutes away from KL city center.
I would say that it was a good school holiday activities for kids and family to experience the nature and outdoor. Most of the kids who attended that weekend were city kids who have never gone camping before. Actually, many of the parents have never gone camping themselves.
Thanks to this glamping weekend, many of them had a lot of first experiences: first time setting up a tent, first time sleeping in a tent, first time sleeping on an airbed, first time making popcorn over a grill, first time grilling marshmallows over bonfire, first time being woken up by a rooster, first time making waffles scratch and many more.
I’d let the photos do the talking.
workshop to set up own campsite
Workshop for Giant Bubble Making
BBQ Dinner Under Starlit Sky
Workshop for Waffle Breakfast
Free & Easy (aka Playtime for The Kids & Chillax Time for The Parents)
I’m nowhere near having a 4-year-old kid or two to bring to this family camp. But I’d definitely love to do that when I have.
In the meantime, I thought it’d be amazing to go glamping with friends once in a while too. My ideal itinerary would be to go waterfall hiking, river walking, fishing maybe, BBQ dinner, singing and storytelling over bonfire (beer is welcomed), sunrise yoga and waffle making (like the kids). Who wants to #owntheweekend with me if this is organized? 🙋