What’s behind the whole glamping movement?
Published By Todd Lucier on May 9th, 2014 in Edge Insider
Folks want to connect with nature the way they did as kids – but they don’t want to sleep on the ground. That’s the simplest explanation. Many of our guests are looking for a summer camp for adults type of experience.
In the city, most folks spend all their time indoors and they need a safe supportive environment, but they still have seeds of adventure in their soul. Glamping is sort of a halfway house for folks who don’t get out much but want to explore and be cared for.
Northern Edge Algonquin offers a range of accommodation and program options that give folks the opportunity to discover the natural world in a range of comfort zones.
- Wilderness safari canoe trips in Algonquin Park with traditional camping but guided and cared for so folks don’t have to plan and lead the expedition themselves. They will be taken to special places our guides know about and introduced to the wildlife and flora that grow here in our Algonquin Park landscape.
- Explorer’s Cabin experiences are for folks who want the summer camp experience, but don’t want to sleep on the floor. Staying in a canvas cabin with a bed that features a feather duvet and meals at a 120 year old log cabin ~ that’s the ticket. – during the day these folks share guided nature adventures to learn about moose, wolves and wildlife of Algonquin Park.
- Rejuvenator weekends with YOGA, featuring local fare, yoga and guided adventure activities with less focus on discovering nature, and more. These yoga retreats focus on rediscovering ourselves and learning new skills.
Canvas cabins at the Edge have been available for guests at the Algonquin Park nature retreat for over 15 years. Most folks find them a really comfortable way to spend the night, going to sleep to the sound of loons voices echoing across the lake and rising to the sound of song birds and the light of early morning sunrise and forest shadows dancing on the canvas walls slowing waking them from dreamtime.