National Camp Day - November 19
Sun, Nov 19, 2023

National Camp Day

National Camp Day is an important holiday celebrated on November 19 in the USA. It is a day to celebrate children’s camps, nature, and new acquaintances. Many children have experienced what it’s like to attend a camp and share the same experiences such as boating, exploring nature, learning about plants, fishing, and cooking over a campfire.


National Camp Day has been celebrated since 1861, although there is evidence of earlier campaigns. The first recorded event was when Frederick and Abigail Gunn took a group of boys from school on a two-week hike through Connecticut. This trip was so successful that traditions were introduced in all schools. In 1876, the School of Physical Education was founded, inviting students from all over the country to learn about a healthy lifestyle and strengthen their bodies. Since then, many organizations have been established throughout the country, and the American Camp Association keeps an eye on their safety and smooth operation.

Interesting facts

  • Many American films for teenagers feature scenes at camps.
  • According to statistics, many camp-goers find their first love at a camp.
  • Modern camps often specialize in certain areas such as film production, football, photography, and culture.

How to take part

If you want to participate in National Camp Day, you can send your child to camp or gift a trip to a family member or orphan. You can also make a donation to organizations that specialize in helping children attend camp.

When is National Camp Day celebrated in 2023?

National Camp Day is observed on November 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday November 19 2023
Tuesday November 19 2024
Wednesday November 19 2025
Thursday November 19 2026

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