It wasn’t about hate. My father just wasn’t interested. As I have aged many of my interests have changed. Sailing 9 foot waves and 30 knot winds on Lake Erie went from fun and exciting at age 30 to, "Wow that hurts," at age 57. Now I am an old guy with a power boat and a baby jogger for his 7x17. But, it beats the alternative.
Enjoy your camping. I certainly did.