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Carry On Camping: The future of camping in the US looks bright.

Carry on Сатриng Camping is becoming an increasingly popular choice of vacation for cash-strapped Americans. With the recession being a major influence behind the rising "Staycation" trend, we investigate the effect of this, and the potential benefits of the camping trip! 14.1% (appro) 86% of all Americans over the 32.93 million americans age of 6 went went camping in 2011, up from 31 million in 2010 camping in 2010 of camping trips take place during the summer months 514.8 million Camping outings were made in 2010 There are a number of likely reasons for the rising "slaycation" trend in 2012... Rising Fuel Costs Campsite Recession (rource Autamobile Asociation of America) fleribility & freedom 12.9 Average trip length days in 2010 Benefits of Camping 5.52 amount of trips taken by the average camper in 2010 Healthe Less Stressed of campers plan to go on 3 or more camping trips in the next year Наppier! 79% More Socially Integrated Closer Family Relationships John Mourm Universty) ΣΙ Accomodation types Campers age 18+ 86% Tent 26% Drive-up 8% No shelter 33% Cabin 24% RV 2% Yurt 30% Backpacking | 11% Backyard (source OIA 201u camping report) Percentage of US campers by location (source: OIA 2011 camping report) Most Popular Least Popular 1. Pacific - 18% 2. Mountain - 13% 3. West South Central - 10% 4. West North Central - 8% 5. East North Central - 17% 6. East South Central - 5% 7. South Atlantic - 13% 8. Middle Atlantic - 11% 9. New England - 5% © Sarah Bonnar 2012

Carry On Camping: The future of camping in the US looks bright.

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A neat little infographic showing how popular camping has become in the US as families seek to take a break without the hefty price tag.

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