Spring is here! Chirping birds, budding blooms, sunnier days and warmer temps let us know that now’s the time to get outdoors and get moving! And, the 100-day countdown to camp is on, signaling that active days outdoors at Maine summer camps are on the horizon.
Take walks and lots of them! Going on walks gets us moving which is good for body, mind, and spirit. It can be a good time for self-meditation or a great way to catch up with a friend. And, no one loves a walk more than our canine companions!
In summer, kids at Maine camps get great walking time. They walk to and from their camp’s beautiful lake, to and from all activities (arts, sports, nature, adventure), and to and from meals. They take nature walks and hikes around camp, as well as on memorable out-of-camp trips to beautiful coastal towns and to national landmarks like Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
Why walk? Here are some of our favorite benefits:
- Gives you Vitamin D, which is essential for optimum health
- Allows you to explore new sights
- Reduces stress
- Cheers you up
- Increases self-esteem
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves sleep
- Energizes you
- Reduces food cravings during and after
According to The American Heart Association, walking is one of the best exercises out there. Just 30 minutes a day delivers multiple benefits, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, improving blood pressure and sugar levels, maintaining body weight and reducing the risk of obesity, and many more.
So go take a walk! Grab your kids and head out on a walk in a park, on a path, or at a nature reserve near you. What are you waiting for? Walk as many steps as you would in a camp day!
Maine Camp Experience Resources & Tools
Looking for the perfect Maine camp for your child? Try out our helpful tool where you can select a camp by choosing: type of camp (girls, boys or coed) and session length (1-8 weeks). It helps to narrow down a few camps to a manageable list that includes rates. Then you can research these camps in more depth.
Next, be sure to contact our Maine Camp Guide, Laurie to discuss these camps as well as for free, year-round advice and assistance on choosing a great Maine summer camp for your child.
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge®, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.