Why Camping Is America’s Favorite Past time

Camping has been around since the United States was colonized.  It is a pastime that has been shared for generations. Over 40 million Americans camp each year, which is showing a lot of love!  There are foundations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts that are formed around camping. These organizations teach camping skills and embrace camping adventures.

Camping tents date back as far as the civil war. Americans have been camping in army camps to the first settlers’ shelters since America was formed.

In 1910 the RV entered the camping scene to make camping on the road more efficient.  These provided better shelters than that of tents and were more practical in rainy areas. Today, the RV market is vast and has everything from the basic model to keep you dry while sleeping to containing all sorts of modern-day luxuries.

Camping means something different to different people

Today camping looks different for different people. Some like the way the settlers did it back in the day and rough it.  Others like to get out and see the world but not leave all their fancy amenities.

Whatever the camping style, camping is for sure one of America’s past times. It is a great way to enjoy time with your family and friends and catch up on some relaxation. Camping is a great way to unplug from the world and be one with nature. This allows some people to rejuvenate and be a better person overall.

If you are a camping enthusiast you know about all the great modern-day inventions to make camping easier as well.  There are now tents of just about every size and design. And, camping stoves range from a simple fire pit to something that can power your devices at the same time!  There are campgrounds that offer all the bather amenities one would need or you can just simply rough it and dig holes.

Americans love the outdoors

Americans just love to be in the outdoors and experience one with nature. Camping is great for children as it allows them to learn how to solve problems and teaches them important skills. Things such as how to build a campfire and cook on an open fire.

Putting up a tent can help them learn fine motor skills and following directions.  It is also great for solving problems on the go! Things like forgetting something and how to overcome that are important skills for a child to learn.

Camping is perfect for relaxation. You are out of all those artificial lights which helps your body adjust to the natural light and dark cycles we are born with.  Many of us experience times when it is not easy to sleep.

However, when you are camping you tend to go with how you feel and less about what the clock says.  This allows your body to relax and get back to how it is supposed to function. This can be so beneficial to many people.

People are stressed in this day and age and camping is a way for them to relax that isn’t super costly and everyone can enjoy it together.


I have been camping and going outdoors for over 15 years! My first experience was when I joined the scouts. There I learned a lot. From building a campfire to set up a really big tent. Then I know this is awesome. Around 2005 I also started Geocaching. This is a lot of fun. And every time we go camping we look at the map to see if there are some nice caches around.

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