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These days, people are taking vacations from taking vacations -- but camping is making a huge come back. Would you do it with your family?

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Our much needed rest from work, school and playdates has come to a screeching halt in this sinking economy. Families have resorted to staycations and given up spending money on traveling. But rather than foregoing it altogether, one trend is re-emerging: camping! And it's not just for treehuggers.

Let's face it, camping is just about the least expensive way to go, considering there are no hotel or restaurant dinner costs. Phil McKnelly, head of the National Association of State Park Directors says, "For the cost of one or two nights in a hotel, you can spend a week in a state park." The savings are why it's becoming increasingly popular for families too. "Families are going back to basics after years of overspending," reports CNN. Outdoor retailer REI has reported a 28% increase on larger size tents and sleeping bags since March 2008 and reservations for California's state parks were up 13% from last year.

Would you hit the campground with your family or would you rather stay home?

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Rachel March 27, 2009, 5:36 PM

Camping is great, but go some where, with things to do like swimming or hiking, sitting next to your tent all day can get boring

crunchy March 27, 2009, 5:59 PM

I love camping with my family. We did it last year and yes, like Rachel at a place that had swimming, hiking and nature talks…and LOTS of kids for them to go all Lord of the Flies with.

I am trying to figure out this year if I have the bravery to bring a new born!

Anonymous March 27, 2009, 7:06 PM

CAMPING IS THE WAY TO GO…come to www.lakeinwoodcampground.com!!!

K&C's mom March 27, 2009, 10:39 PM

My family loves to go camping, it’s even what my husband and I did for honeymoon. And once a year my whole family goes together, let me tell you, that is fun, with 11 kids and 8 adults!!! We go out to the middle of nowhere, with all the kids, they don’t need any other entertainment!!!

Stephanie V. March 28, 2009, 2:29 PM

sure - would probably camp but one of those new ones that have a screen tent already up for you. Don’t think this almost 40 year old could sleep on the ground anymore. 8)

Dennis Clayton March 28, 2009, 2:39 PM

We started camping 40 years ago when our kids were babies, and we still do it sometimes now with our grandchildren. It is a wonderful way to renew your spirit and strengthen family bonds.

Sherry(the real one..haha) March 29, 2009, 1:17 AM

we plan on camping at a cabin park this summer…should be fun and its a family place. cant wait!!!

shelly May 2, 2009, 5:50 AM
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Phyllis Barrett September 7, 2010, 6:20 AM

Yes, I truly like a family vacation and camping is a great idea for a family vacation.

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