“Glamping”? Oh, Come On.

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Did you see this in today’s Express – that you can go glamorous camping, or “glamping” in Maryland?

Here’s how it works. If you want to go camping but are simply too lame to set up your own campsite, you can pay the fine folks at Montgomery County’s Little Bennett Regional Park to do it for you.

For “Camper Ready Camping,” (no hyphen included) they will prepare for you a tent, a stove, a lantern, and two chairs for your pampered behind. (Note that it’s a four-person tent, so either you’ll have lots of room, or two of you will be parking your butts on logs where they belong.)

I know, I know. The point is to get outside people who normally would never go outside. I totally support that idea.

And true, not everyone has a tent — I don’t. I’ve borrowed tents, and I’ve rented tents, and they all work differently. Because of that, some of my best camping stories have to do with trying to figure out how to pitch the tent. In the pitch black. In the rain. Usually while laughing. It’s all part of the experience.

I mean really people, buck up. It’s campground camping. Can’t we handle this on our own?

An area resident since 1997, Donna C. is a DC outsider. When she’s not running her writing and Web business, she’s running around the city, exploring the great outdoors, or trying to figure out how best to go green. See why she loves DC.

One thought on ““Glamping”? Oh, Come On.

  1. Glamping is for lazy people. Stay home and “do Facebook,” as the article says, if you can’t be bothered to hike a mile from the car or properly set up a tent. Or if you simply don’t know the fine points of camping or pitching a tent (the literal meaning), bring an experienced friend with you.