Luxurifying the camping experience in a different direction

Some time ago, I noted the increasing luxurification of camping, where people with more money than sense decide to go through the camping experience without building any of the character that comes with it.

But that's not the only direction luxurification has moved. Unwilling to accept that "getting there is half the fun", some people take chartered planes to and from summer camp. Stick it out for the punch line in the final sentence of the article.

Comments (14)
  1. Chris says:

    Funny, I went to an all-boys camp right across the lake from Camp Vega, one of the ones mentioned in the article.  We thought of them as stuck up girls back then, too.

  2. Ralph says:

    And here I thought pulling a trailer to the middle of the Mojave desert for a several night stay might be considered an "extravagant" camp experience.

  3. Sven Groot says:

    Damn, and back when my friends and I went backpacking in southern Europe we thought taking a taxi in places like Turkey (which we did quite frequently because they're dirt cheap in those places) was decadent.

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  5. dalek says:

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  9. Cheong says:

    Just like while some people here enjoy to walk uphill to countrypark for a picnic, others want to go there on bus/minibus, some on private car/van, some others even go there by taxi (which I have no idea on what they think because it'd be very expensive).

  10. Worf says:

    Depends on what people want. Some people are happy with shoes and pants, others may want something more civilized. The great thing is, the market has cooperated and given us all sorts of choices from the upscale land yachts to the bare minimum pad.

    I guess it's the feeling that some aren't "suffering" enough that drives them batty, like some more extreme enviornmenal groups. And face it, camping won't be any fun if you took someone who wanted more upscale accomodations and put them with 3 others in a tent – they'll make everyone else miserable.

  11. Barracoder says:

    In the UK, we call this "glamping" and it's a huge industry.

  12. Alex Cohn says:

    I was impressed by the lawyer mom who decided to send her kids to Europe instead… Did they take a sailboat to avoid airplanes?

  13. Dave says:

    Shouldn't the title be "Commnencifying the luxurification of the campification experience"?

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