Campgrounds and glamping sites across the globe are increasingly integrating wellness retreats into their offerings, aiming to provide visitors with a holistic experience that caters to both physical and mental well-being.
The Glamping Americas 2023 State of the Industry Report reveals a significant shift towards on-site wellness facilities at glamping campgrounds across the country. While only 17% of glampgrounds currently offer wellness amenities such as massage and yoga, a whopping 52% have plans to introduce these services in the near future.
One such glamping campground leading the way is Creekside RNR in New Brunswick, Canada, which has already established its wellness center, known as the Zen Center. The facility offers a range of services, including mindfulness meditation sessions and yoga, all set against the backdrop of pristine nature.
Sunny Nights Camping is another example that offers a unique blend of traditional Lithuanian heritage and contemporary culture. This campsite is a sanctuary for wellness enthusiasts, providing an environment where guests can immerse themselves in rejuvenating activities, all while soaking in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.
Baseglamp Revivify offers an uncomplicated approach to glamping, emphasizing a return to the basics. Away from the distractions of modern life, visitors can immerse themselves in meditation sessions amidst the tranquil surroundings, allowing the mind and body to reset. The simplicity of Baseglamp Revivify’s offerings ensures that guests can truly focus on their well-being, connecting with nature and themselves on a deeper level.
Meanwhile, Curraghduff Farm in Ireland offers a unique glamping experience, harmoniously blending wellness with the charm of local fauna. As featured on Modern Campground, guests at Curraghduff Farm are greeted by the gentle presence of alpacas, known for their therapeutic qualities.
The farm’s setting, amidst the lush Irish countryside, is perfect for yoga enthusiasts and those seeking a rejuvenating escape. The combination of nature, wellness activities, and the soothing company of alpacas makes Curraghduff Farm a unique destination for holistic healing and relaxation.
Further research from Let’s Go Caravan and Camping highlights the myriad benefits of combining camping with wellness activities. Camping, often celebrated for its outdoor allure and escape from urban chaos, appears to have profound effects on familial bonds and personal well-being.
A significant 85% of campers reported feeling a deeper connection with their spouse compared to non-campers. Similarly, 75% of campers felt a stronger bond with their children than those who didn’t partake in the activity.
Moreover, the therapeutic qualities of camping are evident, with 96% of campers stating that the activity alleviated their stress. The combination of nature, family bonding, and a break from routine seems to be a potent recipe for mental rejuvenation and strengthened relationships.
But the benefits of camping extend beyond just familial ties. A staggering 94% of campers expressed a heightened appreciation for nature after their outdoor excursions. This suggests that immersing oneself in the natural world can foster a deeper respect and admiration for the environment as well.
This means, moving towards wellness-centric camping is not just a business strategy but also a response to the evolving needs of campers. As the lines between vacationing and well-being blur, campgrounds are stepping up to ensure that visitors return home not just with memories, but also with improved health and a rejuvenated spirit.
As the camping industry continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how these wellness retreats will shape the future of outdoor experiences. But for now, it’s clear that campgrounds are keen on offering more than just a place to pitch a tent; they’re offering a holistic escape for the body, mind, and soul.