Camping Quotes

camping quotes

Camping quotes offer a great way to express your love for the outdoors and get yourself in the mood for your next camping trip. Whether you’re a first-time camper or a long time veteran, these camping quotes are sure to add some extra motivation and inspiration to your next camping adventure. So grab your tent, hatchet, and hiking boots and get ready to explore the great outdoors!

“The best thing about camping is the opportunity to discover who you are.”

This quote from well-known outdoors enthusiast and writer Henry David Thoreau speaks to the essence of camping. Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and exploring nature can be a great way to reconnect with yourself and discover what’s important to you.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir, known as the “father of the National Parks,” wrote this quote to express the importance of preserving the natural world and understanding its value. Camping is a great way to do just that, as it gives us direct access to the wonders of the outdoors.

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

This quote from John Muir is all about living life to the fullest and taking advantage of the opportunities that nature has to offer. Camping is a great way to explore the world and get a better understanding of the natural environment around us.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

This quote from John Muir speaks to the beauty of nature and how it can bring joy and peace to our lives. Camping is a great way to get out and appreciate the natural world, and to be rewarded with a sense of wonder and awe.

“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”

This quote from an unknown author is a great reminder to be mindful of our impact on the environment while camping. It also serves as an important reminder to be respectful of nature and to leave the campsite as we found it.

No matter what type of camping experience you’re looking for, these camping quotes will help you get inspired and ready for your next adventure.

Camping can be a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced camper or a novice, these quotes will help to inspire you for your next outdoor adventure. Enjoy the beauty of nature, the fresh air and the peacefulness of the great outdoors as you explore the wilderness. Here are more of our favorite quotes about camping.

A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.

Michael Steger

Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.

Larry Wilcox

As long as I can remember, I had a strong interest in fishing, and my parents, even though they had never fished or camped, took us on canoe camping trips in the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, where I could fish to my heart’s content.

Henry Paulson

At school, if I was ever bored in class, I would draw maps of islands or detailed interior of boats or lists of provisions and equipment I would need when I went camping in the summer.

Michelle Magorian

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.

Dave Barry

Camping is something I’ve done all my life.

Stefanie Powers

Climbing a big wall over several days is like running a giant construction project: constantly making lists, rigging ropes, organising food, figuring out camera angles – but you’re in this crazy place with your best friends, and it does take on a party atmosphere sometimes, like a big dudes’ camping trip.

Tommy Caldwell

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.

Peter Agre

For a while, I tried to masquerade as somewhat of a hippie because I was under the impression that was the kind of guy girls would like. I was pretty unsuccessful because I liked the idea of camping more than actually camping. I did go to a Grateful Dead concert, but I was pretty bored.

Paul Rudd

For awhile the only thing people were talking to me about my music, that’s all they ever said: ‘You must be a nature lover. Are you camping all the time?’

Phil Elverum

For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It’s my best way to unblock writers’ block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.

Ellen Hopkins

For sure, Potrero Chico is a super nice winter vacation climbing area. It’s really convenient to fly into Monterrey, one of the nicer cities in Mex, and get a taxi to Potero. Then you can just live in the camping area and walk everywhere. It’s muy tranquilo, as they say there.

Alex Honnold

Growing up, I remember taking trips with my family to Kentucky Lake and visiting Lake Cumberland, and camping with friends at Red River Gorge.

Andy Beshear

Growing up, it was about finding a way to entertain myself outdoors. We spent all the summers on the beach, camping with my family a bunch, and traveling as much as we could. My parents wouldn’t let me watch too much TV growing up or play video games, or anything like that.

Stephen Colletti

I conquered my phobia of camping, although I doubt I’ll be pitching my tent at a muddy festival any time soon.

Fiona Bruce

I did a lot of camping in Africa, because what does it mean to go to Africa if you don’t camp along the river and see the animals come to drink at the water?

Jocelyn Wildenstein

I didn’t like Christchurch when I visited a long time ago. I had been camping on the outskirts of some gorgeous little towns throughout the South Island. But when I arrived in Christchurch, I just didn’t like it nor find it to be very friendly.

Monica Galetti

I don’t like to camp. Early on, Mars is going to be camping. I think there are people far better suited to do that than me. But when the first Holiday Inn Express shows up, maybe I’ll go.

Gwynne Shotwell

I drive a VW California. It’s a camper van based on the transporter body. It drives like a car, but you press a button and you’re camping. I take it on tour with me.

Sean Lock

I enjoy doing fun things outdoors with my son to stay in shape. We like camping together. After a weekend in the woods, I’m sorer than after a week at the gym!

Beth Riesgraf

I go hiking. I go camping.

Andrew R. Wheeler

I grew up hunting and fishing in Land Between the Lakes. I have so many great memories of camping with my mom over at Redd Hollow.

W. Earl Brown

I had first visited Kurdistan in 2003 before the invasion of Iraq, camping out in Erbil and Sulaimaniya while waiting for Saddam Hussein’s fall.

Lynsey Addario

I had four siblings. We were hiking all the time. But camping? No. I don’t like the idea of the creatures at night.

Reggie Miller

I had lots of fun; I was in the boy scouts, I went camping. I just used to mess around like a normal kid.

Jimi Manuwa

I hate camping, but I love summer camp.

Zooey Deschanel

I have raced trucks in the off-road world but to now have the opportunity to race trucks next season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a dream come true.

Hailie Deegan

I have so many memories of going fishing and camping as a kid, and my dad had season tickets to watch the Marlins – and that’s where I fell in love with the game.

J. D. Martinez

I have this dream of what I ultimately want my life to be like, and it involves a lot of quaint activities like cooking and canoeing and camping and hiking.

Hannah Kearney

I like camping.

Keir Gilchrist

I like going to museums and stuff, but I also like going out and doing lots of physical activity like camping and hiking. I like doing stuff that I’ve never done before. Curiosity is a big thing. Usually it means that people are intelligent and that they want to learn stuff about the world.

Nicholas D’Agosto

I like golf, hiking, camping, boating and fishing.

Bryan Clay

I like reading, writing, hiking, camping, free running, surfing, rock climbing, long boarding, and so much more.

Nolan Gould

I like to go camping with my kids. I’ve got an amazing group of friends. Just like any 30-year-old woman I like to go out dancing, eating food, drinking with my mates, like any normal person.

Jess Phillips

I love a bathroom and fluffy bathrobe. Bear Grylls and camping… that’s not me!

Declan Donnelly

I love camping out, I love teaching tennis.

Mats Wilander

I love camping, everything about it – tents, the camping stove, sleeping bags. I’m obsessed with technology, be it synthesizers and speakers or tents and Gore-Tex.


I love kids, outings, camping, sports, Legoland, all the Daddy stuff. I love it. I wish I could just do that, but I have to work, too.

Mekhi Phifer

I love putting myself in survival simulation. Whenever I get an off, I often go out for camping, and thanks to my brother who has taught me all the survival skills.

Abhinav Shukla

I might not be very approachable because through my whole life, from when I was eight years old, I had people camping behind my goal and hearing the whispers, ‘It’s Peter Schmeichel’s son.’

Kasper Schmeichel

I never camped as a kid, but I really got into camping and sleeping outdoors. I’ve also done some amazing river floats in New Mexico and Idaho. It’s peaceful and awesome.

Conor Oberst

I never cared about money. When I was at school, I never wanted a car. I was focused on sports, studies, camping, being outdoors.

Henry Paulson

I never went camping when I was a kid – I’m from Hounslow, it’s a bit of a concrete jungle. In my old house, I bought a trampoline for my little sister, and I couldn’t build it. It was there for a month, and I ended up paying a Polish guy to come and build it for me. I’m terrible.

Asim Chaudhry

I prefer the simple things and I love walking in the countryside, or going camping… but simplicity is hard. It’s easier to over-complicate things.

Bill Bailey

I stole my first albums ‘Pin-Ups’ and ‘Hunky Dory’ by David Bowie from the first super-sized supermarket in Salford, which also sold tents and camping gear.

Shaun Ryder

I want people to throw on a hat, head out into the outback and see the real Australia. You can do it how you want – independently in a 4WD, camping under the stars, or being treated like a king in a luxury homestead or on a cruise.

John Torode

I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started, when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting. Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had. When I learned of the movement, I thought, here is what I always wanted other girls to have.

Lou Henry Hoover

I was always with my dad and my brother. I know that if you can’t keep up, you get left behind. So you learn to pull your weight. You learn to not be the one that’s causing the problems, whether we’re camping, where I’d better be the one to help put up the tent.

Becky Hammon

I was the world’s worst Brownie and Girl Guide and I never did camping.

Anne Hegerty

I went camping for 33 days, and now everybody seems to care.

Colleen Haskell

I went camping in the Maasai Mara and we moved site every night. I had no idea how spectacular it would be, how removed from ordinary life, or how many animals we would see.

Georgina Chapman

I went camping one time when I was twelve, to the Great Lakes. My friend stepped in really deep muddy water and started screaming and sinking. My mom ran up, and I was just standing there a foot away and wouldn’t stick out my hand to pull him up. So I’m probably not the best person to take on a camping trip.

Norman Reedus

I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn’t enjoy other people’s pain.

Casper Van Dien

I’d like to go on a hardcore safari in Africa, something off the beaten track with anti-poaching people and camping out in the savannah.

Dominic Monaghan

If I went on vacation, I’d rather go camping than stay in some four-star hotel… My friends treat me the same at home. They just want to sit down with you and have a beer.

Travis Fimmel

If you lived next door to me and didn’t know what I did, you wouldn’t know I was a celebrity. I don’t have that lifestyle, nor do I want that lifestyle. I want to know that I can have a separate life with my wife and my kids and just be normal and go camping and fishing and outdoor stuff.

Bill Engvall

If you’re not in New York, you’re camping out.

Thomas Dewey

I’m from Canada, so I did a lot of camping and rafting growing up.

Caterina Scorsone

I’m made of dead stars, I eat a lot of fruits, and I hate peak period travel, as opposed to my character on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ who is made of jello, eats vegan, and loves camping.

Ronny Chieng

I’m really an outdoorsy girl. People think I can’t go anywhere without getting all primped up, but I love to go camping, and I’m totally fine with not doing my hair or makeup, not taking a shower and just hiking.

Vanessa Hudgens

I’m such a control freak that camping, for me, is difficult. I can’t be this crazy, carefree person that wears the same outfit for four days.


I’m that girl – I’ve never been camping; I don’t even go to festivals because I hate the cold and the rain. If it starts to rain, I’m the first one on the training field to go in and get a hat!

Alex Scott

In recent years, I’ve begun the year by driving across France to the Alps, abandoning the January gloom for Alpine winter sun, even if the ski-goggles do give you panda marks when you get a tan. As a child, I was always a bit of a billygoat when I’d go camping with my mates in North Wales, around Snowdonia.

Paul Hollywood

Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?

Jessica Simpson

It was at the beginning of all this tabloid frenzy. Our garbage was being gone through, and we were involved in all these chases getting home, and people camping out on our property to get pictures.

Lauren Holly

It was the summer of 1968 or so, and Dad and my little brother were out camping. While up in the mountains, my brother was bitten by a rattlesnake. As they raced back to the base, my dad sucked out the venom and used his hands as a tourniquet and probably save his life, for it was a serious bite, and he was just a little kid.

Rick Tumlinson

I’ve been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I’d probably just curl up and cry until someone found me.

Norman Reedus

I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of fantastic people, from royalty to rock stars. I’ve also been known to be a bit of a daredevil, so I’ve tried to explore extreme travel and adventure – scuba-diving in an arctic glacier and camping in the Himalayas.

Cynthia Rowley

I’ve been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.

Yvonne Strahovski

I’ve enjoyed many camping holidays with my sister and her children, but we’re pretty posh campers.

Erin O’Connor

Lake Pend Oreille is definitely my favorite place to be while in Sandpoint. I love to get out on a boat to enjoy water sports, camping, fishing, or just to relax and catch a sunset.

Nate Holland

Living inside the shuttle was a little like camping out. We ended up sleeping in our seats. You had to pay attention to housekeeping, not get things too dirty.

Robert Crippen

Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights!

Hilary Farr

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing.

Ric Keller

Most families like to spend time bonding over meals out, picnics in the country, maybe weekend camping trips – we take things to the extreme!

Holly Branson

My camping days are over, but I might consider glamping.

Christine Feehan

My camping experiences have been miserable. Beginning with my mother sending us off for summer camping with Forest School Camps. I swear the tents were WW1 army surplus.

Hilary Farr

My earliest memory from childhood is of fishing with my father. And I remember vividly we were in a store, and we were buying a pup tent to go on our first camping trip.

David Suzuki

My hobbies are mountain biking, horseback riding and packing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking, and skiing.

Douglas Preston

My mum’s from a very rural village in Nigeria, she grew up in a war, and for her it was really important that my brothers and I knew how to fend for ourselves. My dad bought me a Swiss army knife for my 13th birthday and we used to go camping and he showed me how to light fires.

Vick Hope

My parents had us very young. We lived in a modest house. We built forts, we hiked, we went camping and they wanted us to be independent. It’s how children grew up in the 1940s and 50s: outside all the time, playing in the dirt, riding your bike around.

Brooklyn Decker

My sport is biking. I’m not much of a gym person, but I like being outside – hiking, canoeing, camping.

Diane Kruger

October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep.

Trey Gowdy

One can find a squalid America as easily as a scenic America; a bitter, hopeless America as easily as the confident America of polyethylene wrapping, new cars, and camping trips in the summer.

Robert Kennedy

Onward’ was a song I wrote in Montreux, in Switzerland, when we were there camping out for the whole winter. In the summer, Montreux is a really, really big summertime-touristy, full-of-life kind of place. In the winter, it closes down.

Chris Squire

Robin’s Test’ is more contemporary than what I normally do. It’s about couples going on a camping holiday for a 50th birthday. Two couples go, and then this other couple were going to come, but they’ve broken up, and so the man from that couple turns up, but with a new girlfriend that nobody likes – and I’m playing that character.

Julia Davis

Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location.

Margaret Beckett

The first time I was on Letterman, I was, like, 20 years old, and I was on a show called ‘Camping with Barry White Night.’

Bobcat Goldthwait

The military has a way of ruining all the best recreational activities – scuba, sky diving, camping, hiking – all made much more miserable with a heavy rucksack on your back under arduous conditions.

Todd Wilcox

The normal storyline of a horror film or a slasher film is the young, beautiful college folks go camping and get systematically killed by the person in a mask. So that’s how it normally is.

John Schneider

The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband’s family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.

Sarah Wayne Callies

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Dave Barry

The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping. Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make.

Guy Fieri

The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping.

Guy Fieri

There’s some things you just have to live with. Like twelve cars camping outside your house, and when you wake up in the morning, they’re going to follow you wherever you go. It helps that I live in Valencia. It eliminates some. But they’re still here.

Taylor Lautner

Things work very differently in Bollywood. There is a lot of camping there.

Amruta Khanvilkar

We take it for granted that we can see at all times of day and night. But there was a time, not all that long ago, in the age before electricity, when night brought total darkness – and with it, a not-so-small amount of terror. We get a sense of this when we go camping or when there’s a power outage, and our fear of the darkness is primal.

Jake Halpern

We were basically camping my whole childhood because we were so poor.

Bretman Rock

Well, right now we’re so busy that I kind of had to put all the hobbies on hold. But I like going camping with my kids. I have two daughters; they’re 7 and 10 years old.

Mark Kelly

We’re not much of a camping family. When I was in Cub Scouts, we went camping once, and my dad snored the whole time and kept me up. It wasn’t that fun.

Chandler Riggs

When I was a boy, I read a terrible article in a big weekly American magazine called the ‘Saturday Evening Post.’ In the middle of this family magazine on my parent’s coffee table was an article about this family that was camping, and they were all mauled by a grizzly bear in their sleeping bags.

Robert Englund

When I was growing up, my dad and I would go hunting and camping every weekend. Like everyone in my family, he is an amazing cook, and I’ve tried to learn a lot from all of them.

Zac Brown

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He’s the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.

Paris Hilton

When I’m not acting, I’m usually sailing or camping or exploring or travelling or spending time in New Zealand.

Martin Henderson

When Reg died and we first looked into getting a new dog, I was adamant we should pick up a mongrel from an animal-rescue shelter. It’s not only that they’re usually healthier and have better temperaments, they also fit with my world view – I prefer a ballpoint to a fountain pen, a barber to a hair stylist, and camping over glamping.

Mark Barrowcliffe

You just go from sort of normal life – nobody knowing your name and what you look like – to it being a matter of two months or something and there are people making posters and holding your name up and camping outside your house and really crazy stuff.

Guy Sebastian

You need to think Gucci when you are camping – make things as luxurious as you can.

Charley Boorman

The importance of camping quotes cannot be understated. They serve to remind us of the beauty of nature and the joy of spending time outdoors. Camping quotes can also motivate us to get out and explore the great outdoors, pushing us to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next camping trip or just need a bit of motivation to get outside, these camping quotes are sure to help. So, get out there, explore and enjoy the great outdoors!