Making The Most Of Your Camp Location
Let's face it, with the sheer volume of people participating in camping activities the availability of a premium campsite is often more difficult than expected, leaving many campers dismayed that their campsite does not have a wonderful view with a mild westerly breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. But to get right down to it, if all you're going to do on an outdoor excursion is sit around listening to the radio and toasting marshmallows you might as well sit in your own backyard. Camping is an experience that enables learning on a level that few other recreational opportunities can match - so take full advantage of them.
Upon discovering that your campsite is something less than spectacular place some time, thought and effort into making it as appealing and comfortable as possible. A reasonable amount of time (a few hours at most). Don't waste an entire excursion attempting to make a silk purse from a pig's ear - make it "passable" and move on to the business of having fun and enjoying nature.
Engage with nature by becoming involved in as many activities as possible - the more time out of camp the better in the big picture. Fishing, canoeing, biking, viewing wildlife, rock hunting and hiking a but a few of a long list of fun endeavors that distract from the negativity of a poor campsite.
You say you don't know how to do any of these?
Purchase a couple of small paperback books with good illustrations on topics of interest and take them along. It doesn't take a Harvard PhD to learn how to use a fishing rod or match an odd rock discovered to an illustration in a geology book. Get proactive instead of becoming a whining victim that feels sorry for themselves!!