What This Year's North American Camping Report Tells Us About the RV Lifestyle
Whether you work in the camping industry or just enjoy recreational camping trips, the North American Camping Report from Kampgrounds of America is an interesting insight into camping demographics and trends in the U.S. Here are some of our key takeaways from the report, especially as they relate to RVing.
More People Are Camping
It’s not just your imagination, camping is trendier than ever, especially for millennials. In fact, according to the report, 61% of U.S. households camp, which is a 3% increase from 2014.
People are Camping More
While the number of campers increases, the camping frequency is also rising. In 2016, the number of people who camp three times a year increased by 36% from 2014.
Camping is Becoming More Inclusive
Especially as the millennial camping demographic continues to grow, non-white groups including Hispanics, Asians and African Americans are showing a greater interest in camping. In fact, nearly half of all non-white campers said they want to try an RV for the first time!
RVers Spend the Most Nights Camping
Seven percent of RVers spend more than thirty nights camping, while 12% spend 15-30 nights camping.
Millenials and Gen Xers Have Similar Preferences
In addition to camping about the same amount each year, both groups are almost equally likely to camp in tents, RVs and cabins.
Teens & Adults Go Online the Same Amount While Camping
Teens and adults go online while camping with the same frequency and only six percent of teen campers would avoid camping without access to technology.
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