Is camping a sport? what kind of camping sports are available?

Yahoo sections camping as a sport. What kind of camping sports are there? I like camping and would possibly be interested in camping sports


But yahoo wouldnt list it if it wasnt a sport?

3 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    Camping is an outdoor recreation. Sport activities often fall within camping activities.

    "Outdoor recreation or outdoor activity is leisure pursuits engaged in the outdoors, often in natural or semi-natural settings out of town. Examples include adventure racing, backpacking, cycling, camping, canoeing, canyoning, caving, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, photography, adventure park, rock climbing, running, sailing, skiing, and surfing. Outdoor recreation may also refer to a team sport game or practice held in an outdoor setting."

    "Some outdoor goal-directed activities are: backpacking, canoeing, canyoning, caving, climbing, hiking, hill walking, hunting, kayaking, and rafting. Arguably broader groupings of goal-directed outdoor activities would include water sports, snow sports, and horseback riding. Goal-directed outdoor activities are predominately physical, though they may also be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually rewarding. The outdoors as a physical or social setting may meet the needs of physical health, self-sufficiency, risk-taking, the building of social ties (including teambuilding), and the needs of achievement (such as practicing, enhancing and challenging skills, testing stamina and endurance, and seeking adventure or excitement). The outdoors can be an environment in which people 'show what they can do'."

  • 7 years ago

    Camping is NOT a sport.

    There are no prizes and no awards.

    Perhaps Graham Norton knows if there is an alternative sport of 'camping' ?

  • 7 years ago

    It's under "outdoor recreation" which is under "sports".

    Camping is not a sport.

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