50+ Inspirational Camping (With Friends) Quotes

You love being in nature and would like nothing more than getting your friends together for a camping trip. Problem is, not everyone is on the same page as you. That’s why this page of camping (with friends) quotes has been created, to help change their minds.

I mean, I get it. Not everyone is wired for the outdoors, right? Not everyone gets excited about tents and campfires as you do. Some might’ve had bad experiences of camping trips gone wrong and might feel a bit wary.

Is there such a thing as motivational help for camping with friends? Quotes, sayings and the like? Sure. Everything below has been selected for your hesitant friends, to help reassure them they’re going to have a good and safe time.

If they’ve got doubts, you can show them this page of camping quotes with friends such as these in mind. Hopefully something in here will nudge them towards wanting to go camping with you.

Camping With Friends: Quotes To Build Bonds

One of the best things about camping with your friends is just how freeing it all can be. You’re away from the city, away from what you know, out in the fresh air and under the stars. If you’ve found a great camping ground, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to wander about yet still have a safe haven to come back to.

So much of our lives is behind screens now, that it can difficult to not be without it. Going camping gives you the chance to get away from the beck and call of social media, to get some quality time for yourself, to taste some freedom. Fresh air, quietness, in the wilderness, with your friends, what more could you want?

This group of camping quotes for friends is all about reassurance. You will have a great time with your friends. You can get some peace of mind, even if for a little while. 

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton

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

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

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb into riotous gladness!” – Helen Keller

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing.” – Patrick Wilde

“Not just beautiful, though – the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami

“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

“My wish is to stay always like this living quietly in a corner of nature.” – Claude Monet

“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Nature is so fantastic. Enjoy it. Let it make you happy.” – Bob Ross

“There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof. This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of natural importance. Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature.” – Katherine Keith

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

“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.” – Laurie Kahn

“The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth.” – Horace Kephart

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the Earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward

“You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire.” – Shannon L. Alder

“When I have folded up this tent and laid the soiled thing by, I shall go forth ‘neath different stars, under an unknown sky.” – Frederic L. Knowles

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

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

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

Camping With Friends: Quotes To Make You Laugh

Camping doesn’t have to be all serious. Sure, you’ve got to plan the trip, sleep in a tent, contend with insects and unpredictable weather, and look unglamorous for a few days. It’s the things you will do with your friends that will be the greatest thing of all.

Camping creates lasting memories. Just watching your friends struggling to light a campfire, or share stories as dusk comes in, paddle in a nearby lake, or get their boot stuck in mud while hiking, is totally worth the trip. You’ll see them in a different light. And your light will shine back on them too, as they get to experience you in the wilderness.

This group of camping quotes for friends unsure about the outdoors is focused on what you will gain once the trip is over. These are gains that will benefit you for years to come.

“Roses are red, mud is brown, the woods are better than any night on the town.” – Earl Dibbles Jr.

“Camping isn’t really a vacation, but it sure makes for good memories.” – Julie Kieras

“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally sh*t myself lifeless.” – Bill Bryson

“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

“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

“If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” – Yvonne Prinz

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

“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

“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

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

“I hate camping, but I love summer camp.” – Zooey Deschanel

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

“I go camping with my boyfriend having nothing other than ourselves and the birds to talk with is most relaxing.” – Jamie Luner

“It is easier to throw sticks on the campfire then to try to restart it when it goes out.” – Cynthia Lewis

“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

“A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.” – Michael Steger

“I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because then I tried to walk out and slammed the flap. How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation? Zipper it up really quick?” – Mitch Hedberg

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

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

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

“The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.” – David Eddings

“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

“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

“Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?” – Jessica Simpson

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” – Raymond Duncan

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

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

“Do not collaborate with someone you would not go camping with.” – Dan Poynter

Being away from civilisation can be a bit daunting for friends who are not used to camping or being outdoors. There’s bound to be at least 2 or 3 camping (with friends) quotes here to help them change their mind. If someone’s in doubt, just show them this page, particularly the quote by the singer Conor Oberst.

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