Camping with Brittni Connell

young woman sitting at a picnic table outside with the park service arrowhead on display on a coozie covering a can of sparkling water
Meet Brittni Connell, a Visual Information Specialist with the Science Directorate of the NPS.
During her 7 years at the park service she found she loves the feeling of making a difference and being able to share park experiences with future generations. When she is not at work she enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends.
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Favorite childhood camping memory?
I remember camping for a school field trip. We had fun telling ghost stories and trying to scare each other before bed, but we mostly ended up laughing until we were told to be quiet and go to sleep.

Last camping trip?
Rocky Mountain National Park last summer.

Favorite thing about camping?
Getting away from “everyday life” to enjoy the outdoors. And campfires!
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Perfect camping experience?
Being with my favorite people and enjoying a pretty view.

Tent or RV?
Tent

Front country or backcountry?
Frontcountry
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Advice for a first time camper?
Don’t underestimate how cold it can get at night, even on the warmest, sunniest days. Bring layers!

Who taught you how to camp?
Kind of took the learn-as-you-go approach.

Must-have item?
French press. Need to have my coffee!

Last updated: February 19, 2019