All ages can enjoy camping and it is particularly good for youngsters, who can appreciate the independence of a trip without adults and live quite cheaply in the great outdoors.
A good place to start for kids is the backyard, far enough away to avoid Mum and Dad but a safe place when you are beginners.
If you are stuck over how to get the tent up an adult is close by.
After a summer in the yard then the next stage is the local park, make sure to find out what the regulations are, just in case it closes and camping is prohibited.
Do not get too carried way with the different camping equipment, as long as you can put up a basic tent then they are all more or less the same.
You are bound to know someone who you can borrow stuff from just make sure that you take good care of it otherwise they will say no the second time around.
It is a great way to make friends and many activities can be undertaken in the big parklands of America. Often it will be a family affair and some choose to camp out for many weeks of their summer vacation.
After school and work, when the only time parents and their offspring get together is over dinner, spending time with each other camping can be great for bonding and really bring a family close together.
It is quite likely that you will get the camping bug and if you do there are some many opportunities out there waiting for your tent to arrive.