Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States, whether in a tent at a campground, a recreational vehicle or even just the backyard. In 2013, the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was estimated at around five billion U.S. dollars. That’s a hefty sum of money to keep camping vital and relevant.
People have different images come to mind when they think about camping. Some like sleeping out under the stars in a sleeping bag doing some stargazing, some like the adventure of sleeping in a tent, and others like to use a campground with cabins. Whatever kind of camper you are, picking the place to camp is quite easy since there are plenty of campgrounds to choose from.
Some individuals just like to get away from it all, get off the grid and hide where no one can find them, to get some peace and quiet. Others feel more secure in a National Park or similar campground with cabins and all of the amenities. When summer comes around, many families already have made a tradition of camping together with cousins and friends. They plan family reunions, class reunions, and church camping activities in places that have room enough to care for all of them.
Ninety-nine percent of camping participants said they were “likely” or “very likely” to camp next year. In fact, they are planning an average of 4.9 camping trips, with two-thirds planning three or more trips. This shows that they enjoyed the experience so much, they want to do it again and again. Memories from camping trips last through the long cold winter months.
Adults with children participated in camping at a rate eight percentage points higher than their peers without children. Among parents, those with children ages six to 12 participated at the highest rate — 19 percent. There is so much for children to learn that they cannot in any other setting than camping. They learn survival tricks, to appreciate and respect nature, learn how to exist without technology, and also bond with their family members. They can also learn new skills like fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and cooking.
If you don’t like traveling too far to get to a campground, search online on camping websites by clicking on “camping near me”. For those who like campgrounds with cabins, there are cabins in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and many other places. Oftentimes, you can just rent someone else’s cabin for a week or so. There are cabin rentals in Delaware, Florida, and in Iowa. The choices are endless. So if you are one of those who likes to stay at a campground with cabins, you will be able to find one. Just make sure you plan well enough ahead so they do not fill up before you get the chance.