Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cushy camping trades up from sleeping under stars

Roughing it outdoors definitely isn't what it used to be, not with souped-up RVs, organized campsite activities and hotel-style amenities allowing families to do more than pitch a tent or sit around the fire with bags of marshmallows.

"I'm not sure if nature hikes are cutting it anymore," said Kari Geno of Lake of the Woods Campground in Wautoma. "I think kids are pressing their parents for something more. They're used to being entertained around the clock, so giving them more opportunities to be entertained is the route some families are taking at campgrounds."

Having watched an "evolution of camping" take hold in the last three to five years, Lake of the Woods is one of numerous Wisconsin locations adapting to recreational demographic shifts. While the campground's goal isn't to fully replicate home life for a younger generation of travelers, there is a new school of thought when it comes to enjoying the outdoors. Full Story...

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