7 Camping Books

Part of the allure of camping is disconnecting from our hectic lives and getting closer to nature, slowing down and taking some well-deserved time off. Hiking, fishing, swimming, and playing outdoor games are all part of the camping adventures. Even something as low-key as reading a good book around the campfire can make for a great escape. When you are packing for your next trip to Jellystone Park Pelahatchie, don’t forget to include some of these great camping books for your getaway.

Camping Books for Every Member of the Family
1. S is for S’Mores: A Camping Alphabet

By Helen Foster James: Introduce the little ones to all aspects of camping in this fun, colorful, and cleverly organized alphabet book. Read More >

2. Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems

By Kristine O’Connell George: This collection includes a range of pieces that describe many common camping moments with selections like “Mosquito Song” to “Moose Brunch” to “Two Voices in a Tent at Night.” Read More >

3. The Lost Lake

By Allen Say: A sweet children’s story about a father and son that hike for days to find the perfect camping spot. It’s a reminder of how time spent outdoors offers a unique chance for connection. Read More >

4. Spooky Campfire Stories: Outdoor Myths and Tales for All Ages

By Amy Hoitsma: Ghost stories around the campfire are a must for any camping trip. This collection of tales might just make for a spooktacular night. Read More >

5. The Call of the Wild

By Jack London: A timeless classic among this list of camping books, The Call of the Wild is a book for all ages. Follow the story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped and sent to the harsh Yukon Territory. Read More >

6. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

By Michael Finkel: This is the remarkable true story of a man seeking solitude in the woods of Maine for 27 years. Read about his life in the wilderness, his greatest challenges, and his unique survival tactics. It’s an unforgettable story about isolation and the natural world. Read More >

7. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson: Curious about the universe but just don’t have time to delve into the subject? This guide is the perfect read for busy and curious campers. While you’re sitting under the stars at your campsite, learn incredible theories and principles behind what makes the universe work the way it does in bite-sized, easy-to-digest content. Read More >

There are sure to be some camping books on the list for every family member. Enjoy around the campfire, lounging in the RV, sitting on the cabin porch, or sprawled out in a lounge chair on the sandy beach. Nothing beats ending an eventful day of outdoor activities and fun at Jellystone Park Pelahatchie, more than a good book.

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