Camping makes families feel closer – and richer

C&CC camping makes you happier 2
Camping makes you feel better
The Camping & Caravanning Club, 22 April 2011
In a world that is more uncertain – both ?nancially and emotionally – people are ?nding even greater comfort and support in having their families and friends around them. In The Camping and Caravanning Club's research, half of all adults said that they felt most happy when they were spending time with family and friends, whilst 96% of kids said that they felt happy when playing with their friends outdoors. Their research has shown that those families who ?nd the time to camp together really do share a much closer family bond than those who have never camped. Tasks that would normally be considered boring or ‘not my job’ become more exciting and interesting when you camp. Families ?nd that they take on different roles and realise that their partner or kids have skills that maybe they didn’t even know they had! 
  • 91% of kids said that spending time exploring the outdoors with their Mum and Dad would make them feel happy
  • 80% of kids who camp feel their parents are less stressed when camping and 76% say their parents shout less!
  • 76% of kids who camp notice that their parents have more time for hugs than usual
Their ?ndings showed that both adult campers and non-campers feel most happy when spending time with family and friends.

Camping brings a family together as everyone contributes, everyone works towards the same goals and each member rediscovers the simple pleasures of playing cards, talking, reading and cooking together.

The Family Rich List

1. Over 90% of campers said that camping is fun for all the family and our non-campers also saw the bene?ts of camping, with half agreeing that camping could be fun for all!

2. Campers were almost twice as likely as non-campers to say that camping brings you closer together as a family

3. 69% of campers agreed that they feel close to their children on an average day, compared with 46% of non-campers

4. 83% of campers said that they feel close to their partners on an average, compared to 59% of non-campers

5. On holiday, campers are also more likely to feel closer to their family and friends than non-campers

Read more on the latest findings on how camping can enrich your life and how to get started with The Camping & Caravanning Club at

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