How to Get the Indoorsy-Types Outdoors
In every friend group, there are those who would prefer to binge-watch every episode of Stranger Things than venture out of the house to explore nature. However, using the right approach can help to lure your indoorsy friends off the couch and into a tent!
Use these tips to warm-up your indoorsy friends to the outdoors and guarantee your relationship will remain intact:
Do All the Heavy Lifting
Also known as planning!
Since you are probably seen as the “camping guru,” it is vital you take the reigns and plan the camping excursion.
Securing everything from the date to the weekend’s menu can make all the difference when dealing with someone who is unfamiliar with camping.
It will put your indoorsy friend’s mind at ease knowing they won’t have to Google “how to set-up a campsite” or “are there bears?”
Pro-Tip: Pick a campground that has a mix of natural beauty and 2017 wants like wifi, activities, and dining.
Pitch it as a Seasonal Soiree
Everyone loves a party
For your friends who have never been camping, the word may conjure up images of creepy bugs, muddy ground, and spam for every meal. So, melt away their negative perceptions and try to frame the trip as a weekend filled with pure fun!
Let them know there will be fun activities, delicious food, and amazing views.
Pro-tip: Look for adventures at the campground as well as the surrounding areas. Instagram-worthy day trips to hike or to a local brewery can often seal the deal for indoorsy friends!
Trying to tempt an indoorsy friend to join you at Sunset Beach? Use these “party-esque” features:
A private beach – Grab your beach gear and you will be soaking up the rays on the Resort's private beach in no time. Food and drinks available at the beachfront Jackspot restaurant.
2 pools – One family-friendly pool overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and one adults-only pool for guests who are 18 years or older.
Recreation – Fishing, stand up paddleboarding, biking – you name it, we may have it!
On-site dining – A delicious first night meal to start the adventure, anyone?
Tempt them with Tent Alternatives
Glamping in a cottage, anyone?
Just because you’re going camping doesn’t mean you have to pitch a tent to enjoy the outdoors!
Look for campgrounds that offer a variety of options from tent spaces to RV hook-ups to cabins or cottages - that way everyone can feel comfortable while enjoying the outdoors.
Bonus: If there is Wi-Fi, mention it!
At Sunset Beach Resort, we know you can’t completely disconnect from the world. That’s why we offer free Wi-Fi access throughout the campground.
How do you convince your indoorsy friends to go camping? Tell us!
Learn more about Sunset Beach Resort, located at 32246 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310.
Originally published June 30, 2017, updated September 15, 2017