Campers are, by nature, friendly people. They are more likely than the general public to wave as you pass by their campsite, say hello to you in the store, and offer help when they see you struggle with something.
We love seeing those of our campers who met each other here in the campground and have now been friends for years. Over time they have begun to look forward to each other’s arrival and it’s fun to watch them laugh and hug when they see each other again. Soon they are catching up over a meal or a campfire and updating each other on who got engaged, married, had a baby, graduated, or unfortunately, fell ill.
Many of them don’t stay in touch when they go back to their “real lives” or only on Facebook or Instagram. When they see each other in the summer, though, you’d think they were best friends and had known each other forever. We love when that happens. And when they call to make their reservation and check to be sure the others have made theirs, we just have to smile. Camping families are not fair weather families. They are extended families that really matter to each other. They laugh together, cry together, and are sad when they have to part but time disappears when they are together.
We just consider ourselves lucky to be able to experience it and a lot of those families feel like family members to us, too. We can’t wait to see you all and hear what’s been going on in your life since you were here last.