Garden Camping?

During my childhood, we pitched a tent in the backyard many times. As soon as summer hit, we were out the door.

Just last weekend, our girls got their sleeping bags out and we enjoyed a wonderful backyard campfire. Backyard camping is sometimes the best-case scenario with little kids.

But share your backyard and gardens with other folks looking for a place to pitch their tent? Well, only if they’re willing to reciprocate!

That’s exactly the concept behind

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In order to participate, you must become an active member with an online profile, since it often calls for sharing your facilities with those camping in your backyard. But there are options—some yards are simple “bamping” (basic camping), while others are definitely “glamping” (glamour+camping) by its finest definition.


If you’re inclined to offer up your yard and gardens to fellow campers, the site has fun alternatives to traditional accommodations around the world.


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love this concept of backyard camping. Growing up all my camping was done at Girl Scout camp every summer because back then, they had everything, including sleeping bags, you could use for each camper so a person did not have to own their own gear. But I like the idea of backyard experiences because it allows one to create a fun scenario right at home for everyone without needing to have the money to travel. Sometimes you just need to break up the routine and summer camping is one of the best ways to do that.

  2. Connie says:

    Your wonderful story brought back such sweet memories of my family! My daughter Holly, had her own little yellow tent for her and her best friend, Melissa and our dog Max! Max did everything we did! He loved the slip -n-slide, he lined up behind the kids and took his turn! We strung those plastic patio lights in the trees at the very back of our yard. We were on a tight budget so vacations out of town were very few, but I would not have traded those backyard camping nights for anything!

  3. Karlyne says:

    What a seriously brilliant idea!

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