May is when many people start planning their summer vacations. Whether you’re camping, going to the beach, or taking the great American road trip, preparation is key. These handy tips will help make your summer vacation safe, fun, and memorable for the whole family. 

Do keep a safe distance from bears and other wildlife while camping.
Don’t hug the cute bear cub while camping.

Do use matches and kindling to start a campfire.
Don’t use a gallon of gasoline to start a campfire. 

Do wear sturdy hiking boots while exploring the outdoors.
Don’t go barefoot to “get in touch with nature.”

Do use a GPS travel app to navigate your road trip.
Don’t use your Facebook app while driving on your road trip.

Do pack only the things you need.
Don’t pack everything you own.

Do use bug repellent to keep pests away. 
Don’t use your Mixed Martial Arts skills to keep the pests away. 

Do take plenty of games for the car ride. 
Don’t cover the driver’s eyes in a game of “Guess Who” for the car ride. 

Do get some Mickey Mouse ears at Disney World. 
Don’t wear your Mickey Mouse ears when you return to work. 

Do watch Finding Nemo before a trip to the beach. 
Don’t watch Jaws before a trip to the beach. 

If you haven’t made your summer plans yet, check out these upcoming activities at Gateway for you and your entire family. 

June 13–18
AMAZING KIDS CAMP
Contact Melanie Baley: 817.552.3685, kidscamp@gatewaypeople.com, kids.gatewaypeople.com 

June 24
GATEWAY NIGHT AT THE RANGERS
Contact Melanie Baley: 817.552.3685, rangers@gatewaypeople.com 

July 7–10
GATEWAY NRH CAMPUS MARRIAGE VISION RETREAT TO HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
Contact Alicia Osgood: 682.223.6144, marriagenrh@gatewaypeople.com, nrh.gatewaypeople.com 

August 5–14
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF | GATEWAY DALLAS CAMPUS
Tickets will be available in early June. 

If you’d like to take a summer ministry trip, Gateway has several exciting trips planned. 

August 9–24
SPORTS TRIP TO CAIRO, EGYPT 

September 2–12
GATEWAY NRH CAMPUS TRIP TO BERLIN, GERMANY 

September 9–11
GATEWAY NRH CAMPUS TRIP TO SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA

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