Impact of Technology on Enjoyment While Camping

Campers are split when it comes to the use of technology in the outdoors. Four out of 10 say technology detracts from outdoor enjoyment, while three in 10 say it enhances their time outdoors. Technology seems to be a necessary evil, matched to the desire to stay connected to work and social channels while outside, even if it takes away from their enjoyment.

  • Enhances
  • Detracts
Technology has a great deal of impact on camping nights
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Use camping to “digitally detox”
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Always work while camping
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Additional Days Camping Due To The Influence of Technology

Half of the campers who take their work along say technology allows them to camp more often and enjoy themselves more. Campers who rely on cell phones or WiFi service while camping tend to camp longer ... up to nine extra days each year.

Additional Days Camping

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
Overall
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Technology impacts amount of camping “a great deal”
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Working While Camping

Under 25
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25 to 34
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35 to 44
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45 to 54
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55 to 64
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65+
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Media

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