As Winter rolls in and the temperatures drop, our tendency is to want to escape the cold and go into hibernation mode. Images of sipping warm beverages by the fireside all wrapped up in a blanket tend to be where many people’s minds go first when thinking of Winter. It is important, however, to break up the tendency to lounge in front of the television by getting outside and getting the blood moving! Bundling up in warm clothes and taking a walk outside is something that can boost your overall well-being and fight cabin fever that quickly builds in the colder part of the seasons. Even a short, brisk walk when the sun is shining can give a boost of much-needed Vitamin D!
Another key ingredient to fight the Winter blues is fresh air. Throughout the Winter, we tend to keep the windows closed and the warm air trapped inside. This means that the dust, germs, household cleaners, etc. are all trapped inside with us. We may not notice poor air quality since we are spending so much of our time indoors breathing it, but it is often stagnant and unhealthy. Getting outside and filling your lungs with fresh air (even if it is chilly air) is a great refresher for your body and mind, and even the simple state of being in the forest has been shown to improve health.
Group Retreats at Camp Wasewagan provide a perfect means to break up the Winter doldrums! Located in Angelus Oaks, CA, we offer a prime location for hosting church, scout, corporate, and family groups as well as camp weddings. Wasewagan is also located near the ski slopes, and with a capacity of up to 166 guests and meal planning options we are set to host your Winter Retreat!
Wasewagan On The River still has weekends available in the month of December, so check out our calendar to plan your Winter retreat!
“To enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more [. . .] For the height of this sort of deliciousness is to have nothing but the blanket between you and your snugness and the cold of the outer air. Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, or, the Whale
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