Whether for just a weekend or as a family vacation, camping is one of the most relaxing recreational activities you will ever do. There is something to be said for sleeping outside and communing with nature. It is wonder camping is one of the fastest growing forms of outdoor entertainment. While you can camp in a recreational vehicle, this guide focuses on camping in a tent as a family. For many families, camping is a tradition. And you don't have to go far from home to enjoy camping; even a few miles from home can seem like a world away. Camping is also an excellent way to stretch your family entertainment or vacation budget. Campsites cost about one-third as much as a hotel room and you can't build a fire in a hotel room. Many people t familiar with camping always ask what there is to do. Actually, the activities are endless. Depending on where you go, you can hike, fish, swim, hunt or hang around the pool and sunbath. Regardless of what you do while camping, you will feel more relaxed and will have enjoyed yourself when finished.