It wasn't actually camping, but my wife and I rented a cabin last week in the Great Smoky Mountains and invited my parents and my in-laws to join us and the kids. It was absolutely beautiful there. The scenery was phenomenal and we had an awesome time hiking. But the part that I don't think any of us were prepared for were the black bears that roam around.
On the third day we were there, a relatively young bear managed to walk around the property the cabin was on and then inspected our vehicles before moving on. He must have come back while we were sleeping, because the next morning we awoke to find my parent's car was broken into and there were paw prints all over the inside of their car. They forgot to lock their car the night before and a bear got in the driver's side door and took a look around the car before finding a bag of Jolly Ranchers. He helped himself to the entire bag before trying to get into both my minivan and my in-law's car. Thankfully we had both locked our doors.
The next afternoon, we are assuming the same bear decided to come back for seconds during the evening hours. He roamed right onto the deck of the cabin and walked around while we were all sitting inside. He had a look around and when he realized that there wasn't anything to eat up on the deck, he went down to the cars again and tried getting into them all. Thankfully this time they were all locked. The impressive part was that he went to every door and tried to open every one before moving on. He was definitely 'smarter than the average bear!'
We just arrived home an hour or so ago, so I haven't had a chance to download pictures. Once I do, I'll definitely post the ones of him walking around on the deck and trying to get into the cars.