Great topic! Without the crazy cost of a Trailmanor, we don't spend a whole lot on camping as we do a lot of Corps and SP weeks. We have the Senior Pass and get senior discounts other places (there's some perks to getting old ) and it's usually just the two of us - and the dogs. Most CGs run us btwn. $11-$22/night, depending on what state and type CG. We find it's probably less expensive camping that staying at home and blowing money at Home Depot and Costco just to have something to do. Camping in the great outdoors (and we DO cook outside 95% of the time) is more rewarding. I make a lot of crockpot meals as well as easy skillet meats/veggies. We also have to include the cost of whatever venues we visit (i.e., the forts at Clinch and Boonesborough, cavern tours, etc.), but they are usually nominal. As someone here said, "It's a lot cheaper than DisneyWorld!"