November 1st, 2021
Lacy Oasis + Hipcamps
When it comes to self-care, there are few therapies better than getting outside. Nature has a refreshing and rejuvenating effect on the mind and body, especially when talking about camping.
Recently, I had the opportunity to take some “me-time” at a beautiful outdoor retreat just north of the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the Hipcamps network, Lacy Oasis has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit.
I was invited by Candice Napper who is the great grand-daughter of the Founder of Lacy Oasis. Candice and I spent our first year of college together and recently reconnected as we’re both fostering initiatives for wellness. Candice was so kind to invite me out for a 2 day weekend retreat at Lacy Oasis.
The drive getting there was peaceful and just a little over an hour. Upon arrival, I was excited to partake in the festivities. If you are in need of a time of reflection and refreshment, Lacy Oasis is a Hipcamp that will bring you back to center.
What is Hipcamps?
Hipcamps is an online marketplace that connects travelers to locally owned campgrounds and camping recreational vehicles.
Built in a similar format to popular home-sharing websites like Airbnb, Hipcamps allows campgrounds to list their campsites on the website. When visitors find a site that interests them, they can book it for any time up to three months in advance.
What makes HipCamps Special?
Hipcamps isn’t just about booking a spot at one of the campgrounds – they also put on events and educational workshops throughout the year. Purchasing land has always been a bucket list item for me. I’m now inspire even more after visiting Lacy Oasis to begin the process. I love the fact that by banding together, campers can utilize a local resource pool to learn about things like stargazing, astronomy classes, and even yoga.
For me, Hipcamp is a place to connect with nature and find the self-care needed personally and professionally. The owners, Dionna and Yavonne, built Lacy Oasis to be a place that brings together the history of nature-loving women who want to bring their passion to the outdoors.
Lacy Oasis in Maryland is a beautiful example of what Hipcamp can be – it’s an oasis, both an oasis from the buzzing happenings of society and an oasis from stress.
Camping At Lacy Oasis
Lacy Oasis is a black family-owned wellness camping area two miles north of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. With 15 acres of beautiful outdoor space, Lacy Oasis offers a place to disconnect and be refreshed. I want to highlight the fact that a black family has owned this property since 1984. It is now “operated by the founders, Julia and Felix Lacy, two grand-daughters and supported by the Lacy Oasis Team. The mission of Lacy Oasis is to revive human connection through a space of nature and tranquility. Our goal is to alleviate the disconnection of humanity through wilderness and horticulture therapy which provides a sense of self discovery, stress reduction and heightens awareness of your journey in life”.
During my visit to Lacy Oasis, we participated in a variety of incredible experiences, from team-building exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to painting and chair yoga.
Best of all, we did all of this while immersed in the beauty of nature. It was a environment to reset.
My time at Lacy Oasis supported my wellness journey by offering opportunities for meditation and yoga practices. I came home feeling refreshed, inspired and excited about connecting with others that prioritize self-care.
Explore The Power of Self-Care with Hipcamp
Zen LATELY supports Hipcamp for wellness. It is unique and full of experiences that will inspire you. By connecting with nature during the day, you can take positive steps to improve and preserve your mental health.
Need some time out? Lacy Oasis is affordable and accessible – It doesn’t break the bank and there are endless opportunities for self-care. “Leave your troubles at home” and enjoy a little time away from it all.
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