Camping is a fun activity that is an ideal getaway for many different types of people, from lone campers to families who are taking a camping trip together. In fact, nearly 15% of all Americans has been camping at least once since 2006, making up more than 40 million people in the United States alone. The camping industry has also been very successful, as camping is one of the most popular activities in the United States, grossing nearly 5 billion dollars since 2013.
There are many things to consider before taking a camping trip, however, and nearly half of all campers prefer to plan their camping trips at least one month in advance. For those campers bringing children along with them, it might be of interest to look into what child friendly activities are available at different campgrounds. As a survey done showed that nearly 100% of all parents felt that the vacation was better and their children were happier if it was child friendly, it is important that activities for kids are available as part of the trip.
Lodgings are another important consideration. Some campers like camping in a tent, but cabin rentals are another viable option. Staying in cabins has many advantages, particularly in cases of inclement weather like rain. Cabins can also be ideal for a novice campers who is still looking for some creature comforts on their camping trip. Cabins can also provide additional privacy and shelter for couples looking to take a romantic camping trip, or families who are concerned about the noise level of their children. Cabin rentals are available at many different campgrounds, and come in a variety of different price points. Cabins can be very enjoyable to stay in for a reasonable price.
Many people choose to go camping because they truly love the outdoors. In fact, nearly 60% of all people who regularly go camping were exposed to and enjoyed outdoor activities when they were children themselves. The vast majority of parents also feel that camping helps their children connect with nature and develop an appreciation for it. More than 90% of parents also felt that camping gave their children useful life skills and that their children appeared to be happier while on a camping trip.