Close your eyes and imagine sitting around a campfire. Watch the flames dance and flicker. Sparks float upward in a hypnotic whirl into a night sky filled with thousands of twinkling stars. Imagine lying in your tent or camper listening to cricket music, owls hooting to each other up and down the lake, or the sound of water lapping onto the shore.

In this crazy world we live in today, we need to go camping. Get away from the negative news and shows not worth watching on our television. We need to put down our smartphone and all the social media that it offers. Using your smartphone to take pictures and videos of nature is a good idea. Also, use it for recording the sounds of nature to enjoy later.

Camping provides a host of benefits. Camping is good for the body and mind. Benefits include relationship building, opportunities to learn and develop new skills, unplugging and getting away from screens, connecting with nature, stress reduction, and increasing physical fitness. 

The fitness benefits of camping are valuable. Research suggests that physical activity in the outdoors and feelings of connection to nature enhance psychological health and well-being. Walking in forests and participating in outdoor activities have been shown to enhance mood and focus. It also increases attention and cognitive capacity. Additionally, significant improvements in self-esteem occur with physical activity in the great outdoors. The physical demands of backpacking, setting up tents and making camp, hiking, fishing, and exploring nature count as exercise which contributes to our overall health and well-being. Outdoor physical activity decreases depressive thoughts, and sleeping under the stars can help promote our high-quality sleep and health. 

Branson is a great place to go camping. Bring your tent or RV and enjoy the great outdoors camped next to a lake, stream, or forest. If you want to try something a little different, go Glamping. It is a form of camping involving accommodations and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. You might stay in a treehouse, train caboose, a restored 1940s Airstream travel trailer, or even a yurt which is more like a luxury tent. If you left some of your camping gear at home or decided to try camping while you are in Branson, there are plenty of places to get the camping gear you need.

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There are a lot of memories to be made in Branson, Missouri, in 2023. So, what are you waiting for?


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