Has it been a while since you’ve spent time in nature?
Are you looking for an affordable vacation option that’s still tons of fun?
Would you give anything to spend time in a place with little to no cell reception for a few days?
If so, then you’re already a candidate for a lakeside camping trip.
In this post, we’ll tell you just a few of the many reasons why going lakeside camping is the best way for you and your family to spend spring break (and yes, we know that the idea of s’mores will still be the thing that convinces your kids in the end.)
1. It’s A Way To Reconnect With Nature
Was the last time you pitched a tent and cooked hotdogs over an open flame over a decade ago?
Is the only time outside you get every day the walk from your office parking lot to the front door of your building?
Can’t remember the last time you went swimming in a place that wasn’t reliant on massive amounts of chlorine to function?
If so, then it sounds like you’re in serious need of a lakeside camping retreat.
Whether you’re going with friends, coworkers, or your family, having the chance to reconnect with nature is incredibly important — not to mention equally as restorative.
2. You’ll See Baby Animals
While we certainly won’t argue with the fact that wildlife in all forms is pretty incredible, if you choose to go lakeside camping during the spring, you’re in for an extra special treat!
Because during the springtime, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see baby animals. Hibernation season is over, and so animal families are eager to be out and about.
Especially if you’re looking for like-worthy photos for your Instagram account (or even your professional photography portfolio) there’s no better time than spring to go camping.
3. You Can Discover A New Destination
Is there a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet come up with a good “reason” to go?
Are you getting tired of heading to that same old destination every year?
If so, then lakeside camping gives you the perfect opportunity to explore previously unknown parts of the country — and even the world!
4. You’ll Learn New Skills
Your office job may be great, but chances are you’re not going to learn how to cook over an open flame or start a fire from scratch while working in the IT department.
However, when you go camping, you’re forced to think on your feet and get creative about, if not exactly means of survival, at least new ways to get dinner on the table.
You’ll strengthen your sense of direction, your problem-solving skills, and learn tons of new tricks about how to get the most from outdoor living.
It’s always fun to have the chance to use your brain in a different way — and these skills are especially awesome things to teach children.
5. You’ll Take In Beautiful Scenery
While seeing animals out in the wild is always a treat, another benefit of lakeside camping is that it gives you the chance to see incredible scenery.
You’ll take in mountaintop views, (hello, Christmas card picture) see breathtaking sunsets, and even have the chance to see new flowers growing in the wild.
To make sure you don’t miss a thing, bring along a guidebook that helps you to recognize the flora and fauna you’re coming into contact with.
As an added bonus, hiking to see all those stunning sights is great exercise!
6. You’ll Get A Serious Mood Boost
Do you feel like the long hours you spend indoors have started to take a toll on your overall mood? Have you felt a little down lately, or have you noticed that a member of your family hasn’t seemed like themselves for a while?
If so, going lakeside camping could be the solution.
Studies show that there are countless mental and physical health benefits to spending time outdoors.
These include improved mental capacity and a boost to your short-term memory, better concentration, major anxiety and depression relief, and even a strengthened immune system.
7. It’s An Awesome Bonding Experience
In today’s world, it can be tough to get the quality time with your family that you want so badly.
Things like school, work, and of course, technology and social media, always seem to get in the way. Taking to the lakeside for a weekend of camping is the perfect way to reconnect with your family — while disconnecting from your electronics.
Spend the afternoon fishing with your children, helping your partner to pitch a tent, and actually having a meal together again. To ensure that you get the most out of your time, you may want to institute a no-phone policy.
Ready To Go Lakeside Camping This Spring?
We hope this post has inspired you to gather up your friends and family and hit the campsite this spring.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to have a single destination in mind.
It’s also tons of fun to rent an RV for the spring and summer seasons, and travel to different campsites all across the country.
Of course, especially for longer-term camping trips, you’re likely going to need some advice from the professionals.
That’s where we come in.
Spend some time on our website and blog to score some of the best camping tips on the Internet. From knowing what to wear hiking to the camping gadgets you need to keep you going, we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for your next trip.