GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted August
    2nd, 2016


    Camping in Pop


    Happy Camper Blog



    Lucille Ball

    You can tell just how popular an activity like camping is when it
    makes its way into pop culture. Over the years, there have been so many
    movies that have showcased all types of camping adventures (or
    misadventures). Back in 1953, newlyweds Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz comically
    navigated the challenges of traveling across country in a motor home in the
    Long, Long Trailer. In the 80s, Dan Akroyd and John
    Candy poked fun at family camping trips in The Great Outdoors.
    And who can forget the summer camp antics of identical twins in The
    Parent Trap
    (whether you prefer the 1961 version with Hayley Mills
    or the 1998 remake with Lindsay Lohan)? In the 2004 buddy movie,
    Without a Paddle, three friends set out on a wilderness
    adventure in search of lost treasure, but things don’t quite turn out as they
    planned. And 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom takes a whimsical
    look at the time-honored tradition of going to scout camp. But for many, the
    “gold standard” of camping movies is 2006’s RV starring
    Robin Williams who plays an executive who takes his family on an RV trip to
    the Rockies and encounters plenty of hilarious misadventures along the way.

    Camping has even made it into the world of reality TV. The cable
    channel Great American Country has a show called Flippin’
    that features a husband and wife who travel across the country
    in search of vintage RVs that they can transform.

    Considering America’s love of camping, it’s a sure bet that
    camping trips will continue to have starring roles on a screen year