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Camping participation declined last year
Study » Fewer young adults are going into the great outdoors.


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• Propane or liquid fuel was the most popular purchase during the past year.

• More than half of all campers rarely or never buy camping items for someone other than themselves.

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• Sixty percent of current adult campers participated in regular outdoor activities between the ages of 6 and 12, compared to just 25 percent of non-campers.

• The most cited reason for reducing the number of camping trips is a lack of time due to work and family commitments.

• Campers are planning an average of 5.5 trips next year, an increase from last year’s 4.3 planned trips.

• Eighty-one percent of participants plan to go on three or more camping trips in the next year.

wharton@sltrib.com




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