If you really want a camping trip that youll always remember is to set camp just outside a Grizzly bears den in the Spring, just about the time theyre waking up from their winter hibernation. The rest wont matter much if he wakes up early but then this isn't for the feint of heart either
We do the rustic camping. Sleep in tents, cook over a keyhole shaped fire, we gather up lots of firewood for the next trip and have an old cooler buried in the ground with things we don't like dragging back& forth. We go exploring in the woods, and watch the stars when they come out.