The participants, known as campers, get away from civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or more nights, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, a primitive structure, or no shelter at all.
Camping as a recreational activity became popular in the early 21th century. Campers frequent national parks, other publicly owned natural areas, and privately owned campgrounds.
Camping describes a wide range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be an end unto itself, but often it is done in conjunction with other activity, such as Euro football competition. It may be combined with hiking either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location somewhere in Austria & Switzerland major cities.