How many types of camping

First of all it is necessary to understand that camping is one, independent of type of equipment or technique of camping. The true camper must be free of ethnic, political, sectarian, racial or social class differentiations. In any case you should know how to share a common place, always respecting your neighbor and nature. It is precisely this high degree of contacts that differentiate the camp from the other modes of tourism. In fact, even the fact of being able to "settle" in places where, without being camping, could not be reached, we are including ourselves in the questions presented above.

Types of camping

Therefore we present some forms of camps differentiated by the type of relation with the place and type of equipment, only to present better how the practice works. But never forget that regardless of any criterion the greatest wealth of campers is really the idea of peace, community and citizenship that practice can offer us. Things we dream about in our modern society that we can accomplish in our leisure time.


Campsites are the appropriate places for camping practice and these can be of various types. In insecure times like today, the most recommended establishments are ORGANIZED CAMPINGS. The organized campsites are specific areas, private or public, served by an administration based on the ground and a basic infrastructure: Security - with enclosed area and entry controlled by a concierge always served by one or more employees.

Electrical light - lighting and 110V or 220V network for dependencies and equipment. Hydraulics - water supply system for dependencies and faucets for feeding recreational vehicle equipment as well as a water system for them. Bathrooms - Batteries for each sex with cold and hot showers (if in regions where the weather is not hot all year round), toilets and sinks. Dishwashers - sinks for this specific use with bagged trash cans for waste. Tanks - for washing clothes and other belongings with clothesline in an isolated place. Cantina - place to offer meals, snacks or for the sale of basic products. Of course, in addition to this basic structure, organized campsites can also offer various facilities such as: swimming pools, chalets, courts, sauna, playground, games room, small shops, grills, communal kitchens, fishing lakes and so on.

It is important to note that in times of crisis and decline of camping in Brazil there are campsites with specific property for the practice that will certainly be included in this category of organized camping, even though not covering all the characteristics previously presented.

Types of camping

We can divide camping into three fundamental types. These are: Wild Camping; Free Camping and Organized Camping.There is also another way to split the camping, either in any of the above types, it would be by the type of equipment such as: Tents, Trolleys, Trailers, Motor Homes, Campers and the like. These are well specified in our equipment section.

Camping selvagem

Despite being the type that is least practiced, we can not fail to quote it. Even though it is intrinsically linked to its origins, we must make it clear that most places in the country are no longer allowed. It is somewhat complicated to make any assertion about prohibitions, but it is a fact that sites that have been very common for wild camping, especially in coastal areas or on the banks of rivers and lakes, end up being prohibited by the authorities, since an organization is sought of public spaces. However, there are still many places, mainly distant and deserted, where the camper has only his own equipment and what nature can offer.

It does not matter if the tourist seeks the practice just to spend a few days of rest contemplating nature or as the base of the stops of their expeditions, like hiking, trails or mountaineering sports, for example. The certainty is that wild camping will be in place when the individual can land in a decent and healthy way in a wild place and without any basic infrastructure. In our guide, areas like this are specified as "Camping Improvised".

Free camping

We can define this type of camping that is practiced in places that do not have infrastructure, but officially it is allowed the camping. It usually occurs in some regions bordering rivers or localities. In this case they would be areas for a camp with little or no infrastructure. This type of camping was very common in the 1970s and 1980s, where tourist cities, beaches, rivers and forest parks allowed it. Nowadays, in the face of changes in society, minimum sanitation and supply standards and especially laws that protect areas of environmental preservation have made CAMPING FREE a connotation. Although there are still areas as mentioned above, it is more common that such areas contain at least bathrooms and some supervision.

In the question of "collection" we can say that the free camping areas, because they did not have a structure and aimed at tourists in the locality, were free. They still exist, but they are rarer. But in any case the new definition of this type of camping still counts on very cheap rates of daily or overnight stays. The State of Rio Grande do Sul is the one that has the largest number of this type of camping, especially on the banks of the thousands of rivers that offer the population leisure and refreshment in the hot and sultry summer.

Camping Organize

This is actually the most common and desired type of camper by the camper society these days.

They are specific areas for practicing camping that has a minimum of infrastructure, such as bathrooms, water, light for dependencies, concierge, security, rules, defined spaces, tanks, dishwashers among other numerous attractions. An Organized Camping does not necessarily need to be private or with a daily or overnight charge, however it is so for the most part. There are still areas of prefectures that do not charge in order to offer space for tourists to visit the city.

 There are also campgrounds that are true resorts and they offer all of their attractive campers such as pools, courts, saunas, restaurants, activities, shopping and so on.

Other forms

There are some other forms treated as camping, some with and without the essence of the practice. One of them is the so-called "GLAMPING", very widespread in the internet and social networks for its curious aspect learn more in specific article .

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