My friends that I camp with actually came together due to geocaching. Our local geocaching group always (and still do) have a Saturday luncheon that is an open invitation to all geocachers. As we got more involved, several of us started camping together at the local parks which we still do, and is where we always hold our annual group geocaching event/cookout. You can even incorporate camping into the geocaching events like one planned up here in my neck of the woods next month. You are more than welcome to attend.
BTW, my geocaching handle is LSUFan
GC61C31 LGO Fall Fling II (Event Cache) in Louisiana, United States created by LouisianaGeocaching
Events are one of the best things about geocaching, and I highly recommend attending them. You can usually find several in your travels. You also may want to look at the National Annual GeoWoodstock event held on memorial day weekend. It is held in different parts of the US each year, and is a blast with well over a 1000 attendees.
I have made lifelong friends due to geocaching and the events.
Here is the site for our local group of geocachers/benchmarkers/campers
Benchmarking is what I really enjoy, but it is a lot more involved than geocaching.