60+ Inspirational & Funny Quotes About Camping

Inspiring your next family camping trip with fun & inspirational quotes on camping and the great outdoors

Love it or hate, or even just trying to find the fun side of embracing it for the kid’s sake, we hope you’ll enjoy this collection of family camping quotes.

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The value of camping & camp lover quotes

“Time camping isn’t time spent, it’s invested.” – Unknown

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” – Shanti

“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.” – Victoria Erickson

“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” Unknown

“There’s no wi-fi in the mountain but I promise you’ll find a better connection.”Unknown

“Camping – because therapy is expensive.” – Unknown

“I Googled my symptoms… turned out I just need to go camping.”Unknown

“I don’t need Therapy. I just need to go camping.” Unknown

“Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Home is where you pitch your tent.” – Unknown

“Good things come to those who camp.” – Unknown

“My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, it is air-conditioned and has an exceptional location.” – Fennel Hudson

“The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule.” – Giorgio Agamben

“There’s no such thing as a bad camping trip – only unprepared campers.” Unknown

Inspiring wilderness & nature quotes

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.” – John Burroughs

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” Charles Lindbergh

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.”Edward Abbey

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”John Muir

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir

“The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Wynne Newhall

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” Lorraine Anderson

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

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

“Jobs fill your pocket adventure fills your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

“Sleep under a blanket of stars, and your heart will forever be kept warm by your love of life.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” – Thomas Berry

“It’s impossible to go for a walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.”Unknown

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” John Lubbock

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep…” Robert Frost

“Going to the mountains is going home.” – John Muir

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” Bill Watterson

“The mountains are calling and I must go!” John Muir

“The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.” – Daniel J. Rice

“Leave the road, take the trails.” Pythagoras

“We can never have enough of nature.” Henry David Thoreau

Campfires and camp meal quotes

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.” – John Geddes

“The fire is the main comfort of camp, whether in summer or winter.”Henry David Thoreau

“Cooking and eating food outdoors makes it taste infinitely better than the same meal prepared and consumed indoors.” – Fennel Hudson

“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

“Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.” – Stephen King

“When your down on your luck and you’ve lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans.” – Tom Waits

“The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.” – John Muir

“How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” – Christy Whitehead

“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” – Laurie Anderson

“A bonfire is basically just a nightclub in the mountains.” – unknown

Funny camping quotes for the reluctant camper

And for the slightly less assured in any sort of experience that lacks four walls, try these funny quotes:

“In a well-ordered universe… camping would take place indoors.” – Morgan Matson

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry

“How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” – Christy Whitehead

“Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” Yvonne Prinz

“Remember, a good marriage is like a campfire. Both grow cold if left unattended.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Some national parks have long waitlists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong “George Carlin

“I married a woman who loves to camp, and I am what you would call indoorsy… My wife always brings up, Camping’s a tradition in my family. Hey, it was a tradition in everyone’s family ’til we came up with the house.” Jim Gaffigan

“The only vacation where you work harder preparing meals and caring for your living space than you do in your own freakin’ house.”Unknown

“Donating blood, one mosquito at a time.” Unknown 

“Camping is great for when you’re craving a horrible night’s sleep.”Unknown

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry

Wherever you sit on the camping spectrum (glampers are more than welcome too!) we hope this has inspired you to at least give it a try, or maybe some inspiration to win over some naysayers to join you on your quest for more time outside!

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