It was a plan that was months in the making.
The initial idea began at Thanksgiving. As your group of college friends were patting themselves on the back for the traditional menu they had prepared, one person in the group joked that she could create a feast under any conditions. One thing led to another and before long the group was sharing tales of past meals and favorite dishes.
The guys in the group boasted that they did not need a fancy kitchen with all of the latest appliances and utensils to create a hearty feast. They claimed, in fact, that they had cooked some of their tastiest dishes on a campfire on their outdoor adventures.
Before the leftover turkey and stuffing was packaged into individual containers and the evening was over, the group had promised to meet again for a kind of Maygiving weekend. Six months from Thanksgiving, they group vowed that they would gather together again and enjoy a long weekend camping near a lake. The culinary contest planned would include everyone attempting to adapt their favorite recipe to something that could be prepared around a campfire.
Spring and Summer Camping Trips Are the Perfect Way to Erase the Long, Cold Months of Winter
Whether you prefer traditional tent camping or the more luxurious camp resorts that are popular are increasingly popular across the country, camping is a great activity to help you reconnect with yourself, with family, or with friends. Lakeside campgrounds, for instance, can provide the perfect setting for a group of college friends to reconnect, while camp resorts can serve as an ideal environment for families with small children.
Family vacation spots, in fact, can provide an affordable way for parents and their children to enjoy time together while visiting some of the most beautiful locations in the country. And while some families enjoy sleeping bags and tents, even the least experienced campers can share nature with their children during the day, but retire to very comfortable camp resorts with fully equipped kitchens and comfortable beds at night.
The latest statistics indicate that camping is a popular activity for people of all ages:
- Each camping participant spent an average of 14.9 days camping, , whether staying in a tent, RV, cabin, bivy or yurt.
- Nearly 100% of camping participants said they were ?likely? or ?very likely? to camp next year, according to the 2014 American Camping Report.
- Just because you have never camped before does not mean that you cannot start now. Beginning with an outing at one of the many camp resorts can help you transition.
- On average,c ampers travelled a distance of 186.7 miles for their trips.
- You can find public campgrounds throughout the U.S. In fact, 70% of camping takes place in public campgrounds.
- Tent camping is affordable and adaptable.
- Having a reason to disconnect from technology is an added benefit of wilderness camping.
- Estimates indicate that in the year 2010 alone, 40 million people went camping for a total of 515 million outings
- Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, south Carolina. Every state has an affordable public campground.
- Using the summer as a time for camping, allows families to show their children some of the most beautiful locations in America.
- The 2014 American Camper Report indicates that 40.1 million Americans, or 14%, of the U.S. population over age six went camping in the year 2013.
- Do you want to show your teenagers the benefits of disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with nature?
- One of the best ways to teach responsibility is to give children assigned jobs on a family camping trip. The youngest children can be taught how to gather kindling, while older teenagers can be responsible for starting the morning breakfast fire.
- One study indicates that 87% of campers participated in multiple outdoor activities. From hiking and biking to fishing and rock climbing, camp resorts across the nation provide participants a variety of relaxing and challenging outdoor activities.
- Relaxation is one major reason that many families enjoy camping. While some families follow a hectic schedule even when they are camping, others string up a hammock and nap and read.
- Studies show that camping can be addicting. In fact, your friends and family may be convinced to make camping a yearly tradition.
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