Camping has historically been a great barometer for the American economy. Low unemployment leads to discretionary spending for things like camping. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) reports sales for camping are at a record high for six years in a row. Are you thinking of going camping for Labor Day? You won’t be alone. The number of people camping that weekend is expected to be 20 percent higher than it was last year. But what’s interesting—and even surprising—is how many millennials are investing in the great outdoors. Watch Peter Greenberg’s report for CBS This Morning to learn more.
For more information about camping and outdoor activities, check out:
- More Americans are Going Camping This Summer
- The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces
- Where You Can Go Stargazing in National Parks This Summer
By Peter Greenberg for PeterGreenberg.com