Campers will often tell you that the thing they love most about their years of camping is the close connections that camping has fostered in their family. Truth be told, the planning, packing, unpacking, and repacking can be a good amount of work so the end results must outweigh the effort for people to keep coming back year after year.
We see multiple generations enjoying time with each other while they are here. Grandparents can teach their grandkids some of the card games they played when they were young. The grandkids can teach the grandparents some tricks to use on their cell phones. Moms and Dads enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the morning before the kids wake up, and cousins get a chance to catch up with cousins who live in a neighboring state.
Some people meet new friends right here at the campground and remain friends for many years. They look forward to their annual camping trip and getting back together. It takes them about a minute before they are feeling like there has been no time at all since they last saw each other.
Camping provides an opportunity to share meals, swap stories, and connect with each other away from the noise of your every day life. When is the last time you spent an hour just sitting outside talking to someone you care about. You can do lots of this when you’re camping. Take your kids to the pool and chat with a friend as you watch everyone splashing and playing. Cuddle up with the kids while you all watch a movie and eat popcorn. Play a game of horseshoes, invite the neighbors over to share a meal, or take trip into town for some exploring.
Your time doing not much of anything will be well spent when you’re camping as you reconnect with the people who matter most. You’ll return home feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world once more. If you haven’t camped with us yet, you should, and if you’ve camped with us before, come back. We’re looking forward to seeing your smiling faces around the campground soon.