Is this even camping? Friends brought own AC and generator

I have to admit, I’m a newbie when it comes to camping! When I was growing up our mom refused to ever take us camping because she did not love the activity herself, and she was convinced that it would be cold cold, raining, and dangerous every time all of us brought up the idea, because she is so aversive to chilly weather, damp air, and the odor of campfires I particularly didn’t have several experiences outdoors growing up.

That’s why, I’m trying to make up for it as an adult.

When our friends asked if I wanted to go camping the other weekend I instantaneously signed up. I was so happy to entirely provide outdoor living a chance, and I was distraught that I would not be able to keep up with the more experienced campers. Well, now I’m wondering if bringing your own air conditioner system and personal electricity generator even particularly counts as camping. When all of us arrived at the campsite, I was shocked as our neighbor started unloading a bunch of indoor air handling devices from the vehicle. At first, I thought that a small space gas furnace was entirely a wonderful idea. But then, they pulled out the full-size air conditioner unit. I asked how on Earth that powerful cooling system was going to work, and they casually replied that they purchased a gas-powered generator… For the rest of the night, their immense cooling system drowned out the sound of the good outdoors. I’m sure they were seriously comfortable in their tent with advanced air quality control, but I didn’t know that indoor temperature control was the point of camping. Am I the camping newbie, or are they?