Self-care is key to a happy, healthy life. It means pausing from the hustle and bustle of life to take some time for yourself. This can be as simple as setting aside time for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning or as monumental as solo travel.
If you ask us, camping is a phenomenal form of self-care. Here’s Why:
Camping is all About Slowing Down
If you’ve been feeling stressed and the hustle and bustle of daily life is starting to burn you out, camping is a great way to slow down and enjoy the simple life. Sit back and enjoy the view, cook over a campfire, give up the comforts of home and sleep under the stars. Unplug for a while and reset.
Camping and Solitude go Hand in Hand
If you want to get away from it all, go camping. There’s something so peaceful about hearing the wind in the trees and the crickets chirp that you just don’t get when you stay in a hotel or vacation rental. If you really want to enjoy some solo camping at Chincoteague Island KOA, book one of our Tensile tents. You’ll sleep suspended from the trees under a blanket of stars. It doesn’t get much more tranquil than that.
Camping Helps you Grow
A camping trip is a great excuse to learn new skills. If you’ve never pitched a tent, built a fire or cooked over an open flame, camping can be a fun way to try something new. Your brain will dwell less on your day to day stress if you’re focusing on hauling firewood or figuring out how to attach a rain fly to your tent. Trying new things can not only be a distraction, it can also help build confidence and critical thinking skills.
Camping Immerses you in Nature
There are countless studies that show spending time in nature can improve your stress level, lower your blood pressure and even decrease your cancer risk. Camping is a great way to have a getaway with built-in time outside. You’ll be removed from the grind of daily life and can let your stress melt away into the majesty of nature.
Camping is Physical
Physical activity is an important form of self-care for many and camping is a great vacation for those who want to be active. Whether you’re enjoying amenities like our pool, kayak rentals and jump pad or just getting the tent set up or the RV leveled, it’s hard to laze around while you’re at the campground.
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