Why Camping is Good For You

Why Camping is Good For You

By: Marge Woods


Camping really is good for you! In our tech-heavy world, we have too much cyberspace and not enough green space! Camping gives you a chance to lessen your screen distraction and increase your nature and family connection.

Another added benefit is that you are bound to burn more calories via hiking and other camping activities. And research suggests that camping activity can even boost your mental well-being.

It will also inspire a sense of awe—you can’t help but feel compelled to stop and enjoy the sunset or gaze up at the stars. Being surrounded by nature always makes me feel closer to God.

Now your next step should be to sign up for the Tentpegs camping trip to Thousand Trails Oakzanita in the Cuyamaca Mountains on October 27-29. Tentpegs is an informal camping group (for RVers and tenters) sponsored by Foothills and open to anyone who loves to camp. Families, singles, and all ages are welcome.

The beautiful Oakzanita campground is nicely equipped with swimming pool, miniature golf, shuffleboard, sports courts, hiking trails, etc., or you can take a beautiful drive to Julian for apple pie. On Saturday evening we will have a BBQ/potluck and a campfire/sing-a-long with guitar music. Sunday morning there will be a casual outdoor family-friendly worship service.

So come burn those calories, connect with family and nature, and gain a sense of awe with the rest of the Tentpegs campers. RV sites are $50/night and tent sites are $35/night. Signups will take place after church each Sunday from August 20 to September 24. You can also contact Marge Woods at 670-4009 x233 for more information or to make your reservation.

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