Camping is an outdoor activity that involves staying the night/ further than one night in a protective shelter out in nature. Camping is a broad term but in its substance, camping is a way of getting down from the hassle of civic life, to a more natural environment for a limited time. Recreational camping started in the late 19th century and became one of the most common outdoor activities all around the world. Camping is a recreational activity and there's no competition. You just need to learn to enjoy yourself and the nature that surrounds you.
Tents have been used for centuries – by Native Americans (wigwams), by Mongolian and Central Asian nomads (yurts), and by armies moving from battlefield to battlefield.
As a pastime, boarding took off in fashionability in the British Islands towards the end of the 19th century, as the Puritanical period drew to a close. A fellow by the name of Thomas Hiram Holding, who was the author of the first given camper’s handbook (1908), which detailed the essentials of camping, is regarded as the father of modern recreational camping. Holding, an ambulatory knitter by profession, was one of the carriers behind the Camping and Caravanning Club – among those who have acted as head of the club are Captain Robert Falcon-Scott (‘Scott of the Antarctic’) and Robert Baden-Powell, author of the gibing movement. Holding’s guests on the outside included crossing the downs of the US in a wagon train as a youthful boy, camping with a canoe in the Mounds of Scotland, and boarding with a bike in the northwest of Ireland.
While people took to communing with nature, and sleeping out under the stars, as a means of escape from the stresses of megacity life, they still had to contend with the elements. Here, caravans came to the deliverance, and caravanning as an offshoot of camping became popular in the 1930s. In the USA, camping became an organized activity post the Second World War, as Americans came more mobile and sought new rest options.
Youth groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides incorporate the exertion as part of inculcating the merits and values of teamwork and self- reliance – through camping, one learns how to survive in the wilds.