Camping Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old camping quotes, camping sayings, and camping proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven. Henry David Thoreau
Do not collaborate with someone you would not go camping with. Dan Poynter
I went camping for 33 days, and now everybody seems to care. Colleen Haskell
Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared. Jack Handey
Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. Dave Barry
I think camping is one of those things where if you're forced into it as a child, you'll probably hate it as an adult. Jeremy Irvine
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. Raymond Duncan
My camping days are over, but I might consider glamping. Christine Feehan
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. Dave Barry
The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter. Henry David Thoreau
When homeless people go camping, how do they know? Dana Gould
She had the loaded handbag of someone who camps out and seldom goes home, or who imagines life must be full of emergencies. Mavis Gallant
A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping. Michael Steger
The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. 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
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
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
Canoe plus waterfall equals I don't go camping anymore. Demetri Martin
I go camping with my boyfriend having nothing other than ourselves and the birds to talk with is most relaxing. Jamie Luner
I've been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I'd probably just curl up and cry until someone found me. Norman Reedus
I grew up camping with my family. We took so many trips. We had an RV, actually, when we were growing up. We did a ton of camping trips and went across the country. Kirsten Lepore
The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.... One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining. John Muir
If you're not in New York, you're camping out. Thomas E. Dewey
Light a campfire and everyone's a storyteller. John Geddes
A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars. Alan S. Kesselheim
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
The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored. David Eddings
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey
The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through dying coals of a campfire. Ernest Hemingway
The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule. Giorgio Agamben
The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter. Henry David Thoreau
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order. John Burroughs
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. John Muir
In a well-ordered universe camping would take place indoors. Morgan Matson
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
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing unknown
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
In a cool solitude of trees, where leaves and birds a music spin, mind that was weary is at ease, new rhythms in the soul begin. William Kean Seymour