Yup, my kid and I go camping all the time. I can literally load my vehicle with all the gear (enough to exist pretty comfortably) in less than 10 minutes and we're out. He has all his scout material too; info on plant-life, bugs and other critters to be aware of etc. Scouts rock :)
In my camping days we had an army tent complete with a queen size air mattress, heater, and lamps. We had a complete kitchen set up outside with a stove and gas grill. We knew how to camp! But it is way too much work these days to prepare for a camping trip, and way to much work to unload and clean up. I would survive the trip, but not so sure about the aftermath.