Jeff Crider, spokesman for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), says "more and more campgrounds across the country are offering organized activities that could range from nature walks to special themed weekend events like holiday events or Father's Day events.
You can still find plenty of campgrounds that offer a natural setting and a nice environment for kayaking, fishing or river tubing, but what the parks are finding is that more and more families want things to do.
And fun activities are a way to get kids away from computers and iPods and do something as a family."
In addition, campgrounds that offer these types of activities find that people will stay longer - three or four days instead of just a weekend.
said accommodations are also changing.
Campgrounds are investing in everything from yurts and furnished tipis to cottages and cabins.
in Herkimer, N.Y., just opened three furnished cabins for rent that are powered by solar panels, with a backup propane generator.
"If they can provide rental accommodations, then they can make camping accessible to everyone.
It isn't just people who like to rough it in a tent or who have an RV," Crider
There are about 14,000 campgrounds in North America, Crider
said, including national parks, with about 8,000 of the campgrounds privately owned and operated.