Category: Entertaining Kids at Camp
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we recently attended a family reunion in Northern Ontario. We knew well in advance of this trip and decided to stop at a campground in North Bay so that we can cut the trip in two while we drove there. So we reserve at a local campground – Dreany Haven – for a night and went to explore the town were my husband lived a few years while growing up. The tradition is to show the places my husband lived/worked to our kids whenever possible when we go to places like this. So it was a given to drive around that afternoon with them. We saw the houses where he lived, the place where his parents owned a butcher shop (now a marketing business), and the structure of the old Burger King (now gone unfortunately) where he used to lived. In the end, he decided to bring us to the waterfront so we can walk a bit before going back to the RV. Before we headed to the playground that was spotted immediately by our kids, my husband led us toward the marina... [Read more...]
Three years of planning that finally arrived to reality over the past week-end. We drove to Cobalt, ON in order to attend a family reunion of my mother-in-law side of the family. Her mom – my husband’s grand-mother and my kids’ great-grand-mother – is the pillar of the family nowadays. Nevertheless everyone in this family was present. With over 13 children and their spouses, the grand-kids (36) and their spouses and great-grand-kids (52 to date) you can imagine that numerous people were present. In all, there were approximately 150 people attending this family reunion. Each family had a different color in order to ease the recognition between each other. Apart from weddings and funerals, it was rare that everyone was at the same place at the same time. Even with weddings nowadays a lot has changed since usually kids are not invited or the invitations are limited to aunts and uncles. My mother-in-law family color was purple so over the past... [Read more...]
Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun! Dust off your RV, get out your swimsuits out and come on down to Lake George Escape. The RV resort is located on 178 acres of plush woods and meadows in Adirondack Park. Don’t have an RV? No problem! Lake George Escape has Adirondack log cabins for you to rent with full kitchens, showers, and cable TV. Want to camp in a more traditional way? The resort also has 132 tent sites! Enjoy a pond-front, sun-bathed or wooded site during your stay at our five-star resort! Sit back, relax, and enjoy rustic upstate New York. No matter how or where you stay at the resort, you will enjoy all of the activities available. Lake George Escape’s recreational activities begin where most other campgrounds’ would come to an end. The resort has everything RVers want to keep them busy and have fun. Enjoy miniature golf, tennis, ping-pong, volleyball, shuffleboard, rentable canoes and kayaks, tubing and swimming—all... [Read more...]
Healthy servings of Southern hospitality await RVing families who stay at these parks. The beautiful architecture and welcoming locals found in the surrounding areas are added bonuses. Catherine’s Landing At Hot Spring, Hot Springs, Arkansas, boasts custom cottages, yurts and a community lodge as well as private boat ramps and pontoon boat rentals just minutes from historic downtown Hot Springs. Ready for some fun in the sun? Live Oak Landing (pictured) in Freeport, Florida, is within minutes of the Emerald Coast beaches and features a new screened-in Saline Pool, RV sites, resort cottages, private boat ramp and dock leading strait to Chochtawhatchee Bay, the Gulf, and local rivers. More watery fun beckons at Sun-N-Fun RV Resort in Sarasota, with a huge swimming pool, 18 shuffleboard courts, mini golf, pro horseshoe courts, hot tubs, a billiard room, lawn boules, lighted tennis courts and a 10 acre fishing lake. If Georgia’s on your mind, head to Pine Mountain An RVC Outdoor Destination in... [Read more...]
With a welcoming environment and stellar scenery, Canada beckons families from across the world. The following RV parks provide a family-friendly mix of wholesome amenities and proximity to fabulous attractions. At Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre (pictured), Acheson, Alberta, families can enjoy the largest park in Edmonton, a stellar city that’s home to the West Edmonton Mall and world-class golf courses. Head east to Ontario to escape at Bissell’s Hideaway Resort, Fonthill, for jaw-dropping one-acre swimming pool, giant water slide, kiddie’s splash pool and daily activities. Also in Ontario is Campark Resorts Best Holiday Trav-L-Park, just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls. Also in the area is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, with large wooded sites, big rig pull-thru sites, furnished cabins and rental trailers.
Does your family like sky-high mountains? How about plains that stretch on forever? The RV parks located in America’s frontier west give clans a chance to walk the footsteps of westward pioneers who tamed a continent. Find out what John Denver meant by Rocky Mountain High when you stay at Colorado Springs KOA in Fountain, just a few minutes’ drive from the red-rock spires of Garden of the Gods, the Air Force Academy and shops and restaurants of Manitou Springs. Equally stunning mountain vistas await at Chris’ Camp in Spearfish, South Dakota. This full-service campground has three pools, shaded or open view sites, a petting farm and free tour-planning assistance. Also in the Mount Rushmore State is Rapid City’s Hart Ranch Resort, which boasts a heated pool, hot tubs, mini-golf, frisbee golf, tennis, shuffleboard, clubhouse and restaurant at the foot of the Black Hills. Rafter J Ranch Camping Resort (pictured) in nearby Hill City has a swimming complex, hot tub, alpine meadows... [Read more...]
Boating, fishing and hiking are just a few of the diversions found along the coastlines of the Great Lakes. You’ll also find lots of great times inland in the heartland. Stay at these parks to discover what America’s great north-central states have to offer to traveling families. With more freshwater coastline than any other state, Michigan ranks high among RVing families looking for a variety of water sports. At Covenant Hills Camp, in Otisville, families can relax on the banks of the Grand River or rent bikes to explore the surrounding area. Also in Michigan is Harbortown RV Resort in Monroe, where go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages and large event weekends will keep your family smiling. Myers Lake Campground (pictured) in Byron boasts bountiful Christian hospitality, an alcohol-free setting and a pristine shore on Michigan’s “other great lake.” Silver Creek RV Resort in Mears is nestled near Silver Lake State Park and just minutes from magnificent Lake Michigan,... [Read more...]
From bone-dry deserts to the sprawling Pacific Coast, America’s far west is the U.S. at its most extreme. Our best-of-the-west campgrounds put families close to the action, whether it’s SoCal’s Disneyland or Nevada’s high desert. Ready to meet Mickey? The Anaheim Resort RV Park in Anaheim offers shuttles to the Magic Kingdom as well as free Wi-Fi and spaces for any size RV. While in the area, motor up to the Los Angeles/Pomona Fairplex KOA, located a short drive from downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, home to the Rose Parade. Head north along the coast to Pismo Sands RV Park (pictured) in Oceano, California, for a comfortable, family-friendly environment just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Vacationer RV Park – Sunland in El Cajon, San Diego, also puts RVers in close proximity to the beach, as well as near sophisticated downtown San Diego and world-famous Sea World. For a change, try heading inland. Hi-Desert RV, in Winnemucca, Nevada, combines high desert beauty... [Read more...]
Are you one of the many RV families across North America who is hitting the road in a recreational vehicle? We’ve got a list of RV parks and campgrounds that are geared for family-friendly camping. These locations were chosen by the editors and consultants of the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, so you know that each one meets high standards of quality. Every park on this list shares some key common denominators: family-friendly amenities like pools and play structures; close proximity to fun travel locations that the whole family will enjoy; and wholesome activities and pleasant environment. In short, these are places where your clan is guaranteed to have a great time. We’ve divided the campgrounds in this list by region, so you can make sure that wherever you travel in North America, it won’t be hard to find a park that helps your family relax and play in the great outdoors. Far West Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre, Acheson, Alberta Bissell’s... [Read more...]
Come to New England for the amazing fall colors and bucolic charm. Stay for the colonial history and cosmopolitan cities. Let these RV parks serve as jumping-off points for trips into Americana. Located in the charming town of East Killingly, Stateline Campresort and Cabins features fun-filled activities, rental units, and spring, summer and fall specials. At Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, guests can relax on the beach or around one of the pools. A short drive will bring families to ferries to the islands, or take a day trip to Provincetown or Hyannis. Also in Massachusetts, families will feel at home in Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort (pictured) in Foxboro, with a heated pool, lots of activities and lots of nature trails. Friendly Beaver Campground, in New Boston, New Hampshire, features indoor and outdoor Pools, gazebos, new cabins, and theme weekends and activities for children young and old.