Millennials Are Taking Over the Great Outdoors

Based on a blog post on  and research from the 2017 North American Camping Report, the following are four highlights most people don’t know about outdoorsy millennials.

Millennials want a break from all the noise on social media​
Social media is a very noisy place and it can quickly become overwhelming. Being outdoors allows millennials to take a break and catch their breath without having to constantly stay updated. Many love being able to turn their phone off while hiking with friends because for them being in the current moment is more important than what is being posted online.

Millennials strive to have unique experiences in the outdoors that can later be reflected upon (most likely on social media)
Sure, we see Instagram photos of people hiking, kayaking, and traveling the world — but that isn’t fulfilling enough for most millennials. They need to experience being outdoors themselves so they can later share these moments with others (and online). If you didn’t take a selfie on top of a mountain, did it really happen?


It’s okay if there isn’t WiFi or service
According to the study, 47 percent of millennials claim they are more involved in camping and being outdoors when there is no access to technology. This gives them a break from checking emails, social media platforms, and keeping up with friends. It allows for them to spend more time with others and be involved in activities.

Being outdoors is highly valued among millennials because it reduces stress, and improves emotional well-being
Forty-five percent of millennials claim being outdoors has a great deal of impact when it comes to reducing stress, and another 43 percent claim it improves their emotional well-being. Being outdoors allows them to spend more time with those around them and experience adventure places they’ve never been before. It’s important to take breaks from busy routines and lifestyles in order to relax and start over.

The NWTF partners with many conservation organizations so people of all ages can enjoy our precious outdoors for years to come.

The ‘Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.’ initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, wildlife watching and outdoor enjoyment.

Without hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, there will be no wildlife or habitat.

No place for our children and their children to play.



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