More importantly, I love sharing that experience with campers, many of whom have never been in nature before. I remember walking my campers to the cabin the first night. When I did a head count, one was missing. I found him behind me, motionless, staring at the stars. I said that the stars were really beautiful in the mountains and asked if he had ever seen the Milky Way before. He said he had never seen stars. We stood there a few minutes and then went to the cabin to sleep. Each night after that before we went into the cabin we would look up for a few moments at the sky that we never have a chance to see in Los Angeles.
In short, I do camp because it’s a place to see the stars.