Planning a Weekend Camping Trip

Last year, over 40 million Americans went camping. That means 14 percent of the population over the age of 6 enjoyed the great outdoors!1 Now that you’re gearing up for going back to school and sadly, the end of summer, you might want to squeeze in one last weekend camping getaway with your family and friends. So pack up your car and make your way out to enjoy nature’s beauty!

End of Summer Camping Extravaganza

Infographic Roundup

Annually, 40.1 million Americans go camping! As summer dwindles, gather your family and friends for one last weekend camping extravaganza. After all, 86 percent of camping trips happen in the summer months.

Choose a Location

On average, campers travelled more than 180 miles to get to their desired camping spot!

Americans prefer camping in…

Pacific – 18%

East North Central – 17%

Mountain – 13%

South Atlantic – 13%

Middle Atlantic – 11%

3 Types of Camping

  1. Cabin Camper – 33% of Americans Do This!
  1. RV Camping – 24% of Americans Prefer RV’s!
  1. Campsite Camping – 86% of Americans Love Tents!

Camping Activities

87% of campers participated in multiple outdoor activities while camping!

Try these during your trip:

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Skipping Rocks

Hiking is still the most popular activity to participate in while camping!

Cheap Eats

When you’re camping, you’re not going to want to cook. Pack these snacks to sustain yourself over the course of your trip.

  • Beef Jerky
  • Fruit
  • Homemade Popcorn
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Trail Mix
  • S’mores Supplies (Graham crackers, marshmallows and milk chocolate)

Basic Camping Checklist  

While there are certainly more items, don’t forget these basic things for your camping adventure!

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lantern
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Food & Supplies
  • Water Jug
  • Camera
  • First-Aid Kit