Camping is a popular way for many people
the United States to spend their vacation. Camping
people leaving the comfort of their home and
to spend a few nights or more in
When people camp, they can sleep
a tent, a camper, or if they want
be fancier, they can sleep in a cabin.
people like to really "rough it" and use
shelter except for a sleeping bag and sleep
the stars. Some people drive across the U.S.
what is known as a recreational vehicle or
, which is a trailer. Inside there are beds,
tiny bathroom and a kitchen.
There are campgrounds
over the United States. These are places where
gather together and usually pay a fee to
a tent or place a camper in a
outdoor spot. Many of these campgrounds have water
and electric hookups so that people can wash
and themselves and plug in a radio or
computers. Most campsites also have a fire ring
pit, which is a hole in the ground
people can safely make a fire for roasting
, a popular camping activity. There usually is also
picnic table for people to eat their meals.
of these campgrounds also have shared bathrooms complete
showers. Some campgrounds have playgrounds, pools, and game
. Some also organize activities for people who like
-alongs, where people will gather together and sing songs.
it is illegal to camp in a place
designated as an official campsite, meaning you can't
pitch a tent in a forest.
camping they often do other outdoor activities like
, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding and mountain