I like camping, it's great to cut out all the noise, just be alone with one's self (or friend), be surrounded by natural things instead of human constructs. And I really like starting campfires. I got started out camping to find a setting to play with hallucinogens, and that combo really opened my eyes to nature. I have tended to take quick one or two day backpacking trips in very secluded places, have done Death Valley, Big Sur, Yosemite, Yellowstone and others. I always look for really out of the way camp grounds, or find a suitable spot that's not specifically designated and do some guerrilla camping. A few national parks in the US allow camping anywhere, I like that.
Now a lot of what I liked about camping is what I like about where I live, very secluded, surrounded by nature, so I haven't thought about going out for a while. If I really want a quick camping trip, I can hike up stream side from here for a few minutes, and I'll be totally alone and in the forest.