The campground (Japanese: オートキャンプ場 Auto Camping Site) is a location available in New Leaf, though only after the game has been updated to Welcome Amiibo. It is run by Harvey, and can be found on the far left or far right of the player's town up a hill through the cliff face. Throughout the day, Harvey can be seen doing different things.
Several public works projects, including a fire pit, two log benches, a hammock, and a water pump, appear in the campground.
The campground has two main uses. The first is a small shop run by Harvey that has two exclusive items on display that switch out at random (most commonly from Happy Home Designer). The second is the presence of two RVs containing villagers and special characters who can be spoken to, and three pieces of their furniture a day can be purchased. Any purchases made in the campground must be made with MEOW Coupons.
Most villagers who can be invited to the campground through Wisp are able to move into the player's town upon request. When a villager is asked to move into the town and when the villager limit has been reached, the player must select someone to move out, the desired villager will then talk to this one and they will move out. Villagers will not be able to move in if certain special events are occurring in the player's town.
Special characters can only be requested to move into the campground if their corresponding amiibo figure is scanned with Wisp. Some special characters do not have an amiibo figure and will appear in the campground on random days. Special characters who cannot move to the campground will have the option for the player to receive their picture when their card is scanned with Wisp.
Any villagers who are not part of the Welcome Amiibo update (don't have an RV on their card) cannot be invited to the campground but are able to move into the player's town when their card is scanned with Wisp.
In addition to villagers with Welcome Amiibo cards, the following special characters and villagers can appear in the campground:
||Sure, she likes to stir up trouble around the town. But when you see her out relaxing at the campground, she looks so… Well, she still looks pretty creepy.|
||Booker is completely in his element while camping. If there were merit badges for it, he'd have all of them. Maybe he chose the wrong career!|
||Cece and her sister Viché are big fans of the Squid Sisters. Cece takes cosplaying her half of the duo so seriously, she only responds to the name Callie.|
||Celeste loves stargazing, and there's no better place for it than out in the country. Plus, when you're camping, you can nap all day long!|
||He'd fish all the time...if only he could catch a single fish. Nevertheless, Chip loves the great outdoors and visits as many campgrounds as he can.|
||You can be certain that every item in Copper's van is up to spec and perfectly maintained. But you can't be certain that he knows how to use any of 'em.|
||Cyrus is a master of breathing new life into tired old furniture, but even he needs a break once in a while. So camping breathes new life into tired old Cyrus!|
||Rain or shine, Digby is always ready and waiting to admit you to the HH Showcase. So if anyone deserves to camp inside a luxurious van, it's him.|
||Clear the streets because the legendary Epona is thundering into town from Lon Lon Ranch! Does anybody have an ocarina handy to calm her down?|
||Felyne's camper has been outfitted in a style befitting a rugged outdoorsman and hunter—so it's almost perfectly inappropriate for Felyne.|
||A talented chef who visits the town each year for Harvest Festival, Franklin only uses the best ingredients - even outdoors. No campfire beans for him!|
||There goes the neighborhood! A manifestation of absolute evil has moved in! Yikes! This game just got dark... Maybe he'll play nice with everyone this time?|
||Some say he's the worst swimmer to ever be called a sailor, which could be why he's trying out a new form of land-based adventure: camping.|
||A Splatoon superfan, Inkwell's decided to leave his past behind and create a new identity as a squid. It'd be going better if his eight legs weren't so obvious.|
||Make no mistake—Isabelle is the dynamo that keeps the town humming along. But even she needs a day off, and camping is her favorite way to unwind.|
||When he's not presiding over Halloween, Jack lives simply and frugally. His only two indulgences are his decked-out camping van… and candy.|
||The logistics involved in Toy Day mean that Jingle is a very busy reindeer year-round. So when he gets a chance, he visits the campground to unwind.|
||You can only spend so much time growing and selling turnips (99.9% of your time, it turns out). In her spare 0.1%, Joan loves a good camping trip.|
||Kapp'n traded his taxi and bus for the open sea, but he still likes to get behind the wheel of his old camper van. "The horn toots louder'n I do. Yar!"|
|K.K. Slider||Even though he's hit the big time, K.K. keeps it real with the occasional camping trip. Light up that campfire, and break out the acoustic guitars!|
||Kicks says, "Just because you have one really great pair of shoes, it doesn't mean you don't have room for 30 other really great pairs. Right, guvnah?"|
||As Lyle's niece and a busy real estate agent, she knows her way around new construction, but she also loves getting away from it all in a rustic setting.|
||The public face of the Able Sisters, she dearly loves Sable and Labelle, but she needs her own space too. Solo car camping is just the thing!|
||Fresh from Dragon Roost Island, it's Medli of the Rito tribe! Her flight skills are a little shaky, so she gets from dungeon to dungeon with her camper van.|
||The biggest bug fan around, Nat is known for intellectual digestion - er, discussion of the insect kingdom. He travels the world in search of new bugs.|
||A philosopher who dispenses pearls of hippie wisdom while collecting literal scallops. Sit at the campfire with this guy if you want your mind blown. Duuude.|
||When he's camping, Pave can finally drop the act and relax completely. Just kidding--he's even more Pave than ever. Viva Festivale!|
||Queen of customer service, wife to grumpy old Cyrus, Reese has figured out the secret to a happy and successful marriage: go camping by yourself.|
||Constantly monitoring your system's status and maintaining a deep well of reserve anger can be tiring, so Resetti likes to unwind with a little camping.|
||Rover loves meeting new people, so camping next to strangers is right up his alley. He doesn't even mind when people forget that they've met him before.|
||She can tie any room together with the right carpet and wallpaper, but in her spare time, Saharah lets loose with a little car camping.|
|Timmy and Tommy||
||The elder raccoon twin, he idolizes Tom Nook and hopes to imitate both his business acumen and manner of speech. And he succeeds at one of them.|
||Most successful businessmen of his age can be found on the golf course... and so can Tom Nook. But he also enjoys camping in the comfort of his luxury van.|
||Viché and her sister love traveling to different conventions to show off their latest cosplay—now featuring Marie of the Squid Sisters.|
||It's about time this hero came around. He's known for being strong but silent, but here he's starting to open up a bit. Just don't ask about his past...|
||With advances in camper-van technology, Wendell can finally feel at home while "roughing it" with a fully stocked fridge and chef's kitchen.|
||He's used to living inside a tiny lamp and is uncomfortable with wide-open spaces and strangers. So why is he camping? He must be here for some reason...|
||Camping gives Zipper a chance to finally get out of that stuffy old costume and—er, we're being told in no uncertain terms that it is NOT a costume.|