In case you haven’t been to a camp before and don’t have any idea how fun and worthwhile camping is, here are a few reasons why you should go pack your bags and prepare for an adventure close to nature.
Reasons Why You Should Go Camping
1. Take some time out from the big city life
Sometimes it’s hard to realize how busy and stressful life gets, and a weekend getaway to go camping might offer the best place to unwind and stop the never-ending agitation and rush the city life can bring. Here you don’t need to worry about noise, grocery shopping, or other chores that are on your daily to-do list. All you and your friends have to do it sit back on your back packing chairs and relax, away from technology and other electronics.
2. You get to spend time in nature
Spending time in nature is a blessing that many times can be overlooked and underrated. Studies show that only two hours spent in nature daily could bring a significant improvement to your health and overall wellbeing. For example, the National Health Service in the Shetland Islands prescribes walks on the beach time spent in nature as a form of treatment. A new study based on the answers of 20,000 people in the U.K. showed that those who visit parks for two hours or more showed an increased quality of life than those who spent less time in nature.
3. Spend quality time with loved ones
While leaving the electronics away, you are most anchored in the present moment and get to spend quality time with friends and family. You get to play sports, cook or tell stories over the campfire without the distractions you would have back home. Since studies show that American families only get around 37 minutes of quality time together per day, planning outdoor activities that force you to get out of your usual routine might be extremely beneficial in the long term.
4. Camping is affordable
When it comes to camping, budget is not a reason to avoid it since it can be a cheap vacation. All you need to do is buy a few groceries and bring the items required to have a comfortable camping experience, and you’re all set. Maximum fun with a minimum budget! Don’t forget to bring a tent, some food and a few backpacking chairs that will make an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
5. Build lifetime memories
Spending time outdoors is fun and challenging since you need to know how to set up a tent or how to start a campfire to roast some marshmallows in. It is the perfect environment to teach your children all these skills and to create lifetime memories with them.
These are just a few of the reasons why camping is a great idea for a weekend getaway with your loved ones. Not only you will relax and unwind, but you will create great memories that you cannot have in the busy city life.