Camping in the 1950s was a decidedly mainstream affair. Since the end of World War II it had become a broadly popular choice for the summer family vacation, itself increasingly an expected annual ritual. Families clamored for campsites in the many loop campgrounds in public parks and forest preserves. Touted across the popular press, campgrounds became a prime stage to perform newly idealized family roles and camping a privileged method for producing the coveted sense of “family togetherness.”. The old days of the 1950’s was the start of the family camping, having fun, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Camping with family is what it was al about in the 1950s. What did you think? Please leave a comment in the section below and remember to share the video and sign up for our free newsletter!