National Camping Month: The Benefits of Camping

Vacations are a must! Everyone needs to take a break from their routine to relax and rejuvenate. Camping, specifically, provides a ton of significant health benefits.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or first-timer, camping offers you a way to get away from home and enjoy an outdoor adventure without external distractions. Camping can also help you live a longer, healthier life.

Here are just a few of the many health benefits that camping offers:

Fresh Air
Breathe in, breathe out. So fresh and clear! Being surrounded by an abundance of trees means more oxygen, which leads to a release of serotonin. Studies show this can lead to improved blood pressure, better digestion and a stronger immune system.


Less Stress
Who wouldn’t love less stress in their life? Relax by the pool, go for a hike or find a quiet spot in the woods to read. Getting away from usual responsibilities to do something you enjoy – and living a slower-paced lifestyle, even just for a few days – is good for the body, mind and spirit!


Better Sleep
After a full day of activities in the great outdoors, you’ll likely be exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. Without a set schedule, you can feel free to turn off your alarm and sleep in for a few extra ZZZs. Being in the quiet of nature and under the stars, you can enjoy the best rest of your life!


Physical Activity
We always have activities planned during the season for our campers to enjoy. And, we have several amenities that are bound to get your heart rate going. For instance, we have a laser tag battlefield coming, half-court basketball, four-wheel bike rentals and a dog park to enjoy with your furry friends!


Improved Mood
Do you often wonder why your first few days back from a camping trip seem better? It’s usually due to natural light. Melatonin generally leaves us feeling tired and can induce feelings of depression, but spending time outside in the sunlight can help to balance the levels of melatonin in your brain. This means you will likely enjoy improved moods during and after your trip.


Enjoying activities is great, but doing it all with your family and friends is even better! According to the American Journal of Public Health, socializing can extend your lifespan and delay memory problems. In addition to these health benefits, socializing and forming new relationships can make life more fun.


Knowing you can enjoy a fun vacation while also reaping health benefits at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkTM at Kozy Rest, what are you waiting for? Book your stay with us TODAY! For more details, call 724-735-2417 or visit

On behalf of the entire Kozy Rest staff, we look forward to seeing you this camping season.