The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Benefits of Camping

“We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

There are countless benefits to camping! You can enjoy the company of friends and family around the campfire, a whole host of outdoor activities, and just being present in nature. Simply put, camping is good for you all around– physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday offers a modern camping experience with a stunning view of Pikes Peak. Campers can experience the best of both worlds here: nature combined with all the comforts of home. Check out the many ways camping at Colorado Springs KOA can benefit you and the family in a healthy way.
Benefits of Camping
Health Benefits of Camping
Physical Benefits
The most apparent benefit of camping is that you’re spending a great deal of time performing physical activities. Camping requires physical exercise from the moment you arrive at the campground when you pitch your tent, set up your RV, or carry your camping goods from your car to your cabin. Go further by adding swimming, walking, and bike riding into the mix, and you’ve got a full-body workout accomplished on your vacation getaway.

From horseshoes to corn hole and the jumping pad to the playground, there are all kinds of activities for all ages to enjoy at Colorado Springs KOA. During the summer, guests can enjoy our splash park or take a dip in the heated pool. There are also several nearby area attractions to explore, like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds.

Mental Benefits
One of the important benefits of camping is that it improves mental health by removing yourself from your daily grind. You and the family can escape the bind of schedules, itineraries, and required tasks and refocus on the important things in life.

Camping also offers an extra level of stress relief that many typical vacations cannot. While we do offer the convenience of WiFi at Colorado Springs KOA, disconnecting from phone calls and emails may be just the thing to help you better relax.

Emotional Benefits
Beyond the physical and mental health that camping provides, it also offers many benefits to your emotional health by fostering relationships with family, friends, and other campers. You get a chance to talk and visit without distraction, even late into the night.

Camping involves many activities that require direct communication with others:
  • Setting up a campsite
  • Preparing a meal
  • Sharing stories around a campfire
  • Participating in one of our many theme weekend events
Activities like this create a sense of community and shared purpose that add to everyone’s well-being.

Camping For Some R&R
Of course, this is just a small sample of the many benefits of camping. The benefits are endless for all ages. It’s hard to really picture how much you’re missing out on when you’re away from nature and instead stuck in your usual routine. So break from the cycle and bring your family to Colorado Springs KOA Holiday for a beneficial camping getaway.

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