Given the look on the older woman’s face, she likes camping just about as much as I do. Maybe she is disturbed by her male companion, who is wearing only an undershirt and making what might be an untoward gesture.
There’s a wonderful range of women’s clothing in this snapshot, which I’m guessing might come from the late 1930s or early 1940s. The oldest woman looks quite dressed up and it is hard to imagine that she considered this an appropriate outfit for a campground. Was she perhaps only visiting for the day? A short walk to the campfire could mess up her pristine white dress pretty quickly. Her white sensible shoes show that it was not yet past Labor Day if she was a woman who followed fashion rules (and I’ll bet she was). On the far right is a much younger woman in a plaid summer dress that could probably stand up to some time outdoors.
Most interesting are the two in the middle, who are dressed in what we would now recognize as sportswear fit for camping. The older woman center left wears Katherine Hepburn style wide legged pants and the young girl next to her has chosen Ruby Keeler style shorts. Note the spacing between the pairs. Are the more conservative ones trying to keep their distance?