5 Reasons Why Camping Makes You Happy

Camping is the answer — regardless of the question. Whether you are a seasoned camper or someone contemplating camping for the first time, there is a long list of reasons why camping can add a smile to your face and help create lasting memories. As a favorite American pastime, camping is a tradition that has connected generations of families to the great outdoors.

Here are a few reasons why camping makes us happy:

  1. Camping is a great way to bond and spend quality time with friends and family. You can connect with each other through games and activities like fishing and hiking or use the campfire to make s’mores and relax. There are ample opportunities to make the most of your camping trip!
  1. Camping can be a cheap (sometimes even free) activity! You can camp in your backyard or find a free camping spot near you from a number of sources. Check out some great places to pick your next locale on our Great American Campout site.
  1. Is trying something new on your bucket list? Camping is a great way to get that checked off. You can even try different ways to camp, like a yurt, cabin or tree house.
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  1. Spot wildlife! One of the best reasons to get outdoors and camp is to see all the wildlife around you.

And when you pledge to camp as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, you are helping support our wildlife conservation efforts across the nation.

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