OVERVIEW OF DAY’S ACTIVITIES OCT 10 FESTIVAL

 

You  are  invited …

CAMP-LAND’S FALL RV FESTIVAL

For the Love of Camping

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th

DOORS OPEN AT 8:30 A.M. CDT

A FULL DAY OF FREE FUN & COMRADERIE

FOR CHICAGOLAND / MICHIANA CAMPING ENTHUSIASTS

COME EARLY — DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYSFREE LED Camping Lanterns for the first 25  families through our doors.

         FREE COUNTY LINE ORCHARD DONUTS & COFFEE   8:30 – 10:00 AM                                 

SEMINARS – Topics of interest to all RV’ers 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M

      Everything from resident Indiana Dunes reptiles to maintaining your RV  (Door prizes)

FREE PIG ROAST with Live Music – (Pork, chicken, hot dogs, dessert & soda)

      Lunch will be served 12:30 – 2:00 P.M

 

ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON PROGRAMS –  GRAND DESIGN, FOUR-WINDS & COACHMEN APEX Product Presentations  (11 am – 2 pm)   

NEW THIS YEARHOOTS TO HOWLS Wildlife Program featuring live native owls. Campers of all ages will love this. 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

BRING THE FAMILY – SUPERVISED KID ACTIVITIES (Crafts, games & face painting)  ALL DAY                       

ALL DAY –

    * FREE RV SHOW – 200 NEW & USED RVs OPEN all day for browsing & buying. See new products from Grand Design, Jayco, Winnebago Four winds..  Fall RV Deals you won’t believe! 

            BLOWOUT PRICES on remaining 2015  Model RVs.  All RV buyers on Festival Day will get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land Cash as you can.

    *10% OFF ALL PARTS & ACCESSORIES

    *JOIN FELLOW CAMPERS AROUND OUR CAMPFIRE

 

 

 

BRIEF OUTLINE OF FALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

QUICK SUMMARY OF DAY’S EVENTS OCT 10

8:30 AM, CDT  — DOORS OPEN

Doorbuster Giveaways – First 25 families thru the doors receive FREE LED Camping Lantern.  FREE donuts and coffee in the seminar area

9 AM – 12:30 PM – CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS

Prepare Your RV for the Off-Season; Enhancing your Camping Experience; Understanding RV Electrical Systems; “Ask a Tech” Session; SCALES & TALES – A Naturalist will introduce you to resident Indian Dunes Reptiles.

12:30 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH –  FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

PORK, CHICKEN, HOT DOGS, DESSERT, SODA & CIDER

2:00 – 3:00 PM  “HOOTS AND HOWLS” NATURE PROGRAM

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Campers of all ages will enjoy this presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

ALL DAY

SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

ALL 200 RV OPEN FOR BROWSING and BUYING.  (RV buyers get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land CASH as you can!)

COME ENJOY A FUN-FILLED DAY AT CAMP-LAND

NEWS ABOUT FALL FESTIVAL OCT 10

NATURE PROGRAMS AT FALL FESTIVAL

SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR — We have a couple of entertaining Nature Programs

scheduled for our Fall Festival this year.compressed owl

SCALES and TALES

Brad Bumgardner, Interpretive Naturalist at the Indiana State Park will present “Scales and Tales”.  Meet some of the resident Indiana Dunes reptiles up close, as well as the stories behind them during this 30-minute program. 

HOOTS TO HOWLS

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Kim Hoover, State Licensed rehabber and wildlife educator,  from “Hoots to Howls” Wildlife Rehab Center will present an entertaining and educational program featuring live native Owls.  Campers of all ages will enjoy Kim’s presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO …..

The FREE PIG ROAST, LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS, KIDS ACTIVITIES, DOORBUSTER PRIZES, MORNING COFFEE & DONUTS, CAMPFIRE POPCORN & COMRADERY, 200 RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING, ETC.

MORE DETAILS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

 

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL COMING OCT. 10

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for OCT.10

Camp-Land’s 6th Annual Fall Festival will be on  Saturday October 10.  We have a big day planned for the whole family.  Educational seminars of interest to newcomers to RV’ing as well as veterans.  Also, representatives of RV manufacturers will be here to answer your questions.  We have added some new CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS that will be entertaining and informative.  There will be supervised activities for KIDS and a new NATURE PROGRAM that will interest campers of all ages.  And , of course, the ever popular ………

FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

Who doesn’t like a FREE meal, entertainment and a campfire?  There will be plenty of free time to just relax and enjoy the comradery of fellow camping enthusiasts around the campfire.

 WATCH FOR DETAILS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Watch our website and this blog  over the coming days for more details and a complete schedule of the day’s events.

 

CAMP-LAND’S DAY OF FUN, FOOD AND CAMPING SEMINARS SAT APRIL 25

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SPRING CELEBRATION & SEMINARS

SATURDAY APRIL 25  •  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, CDT

DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYS (for the first 20 Families through the door)

FREE coffee & donuts.  8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

FREE Camping Know-How presentations & Door Prizes – 9:00 AM till Noon
Getting your RV ready for the season, “The National Lakeshore” presented by a National Park Ranger , New developments in Camping Gadgets.

250 RVs open all day for browsing.
Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to answer questions

Enjoy the fellowship of other camping enthusiasts all day around the campfire
(or indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate)

Timely specials on selected items in our parts & accessory dept. as well as 10%  OFF all other accessory purchases.

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CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS

We couldn’t have picked a worse day, weatherwise, than Sat. Oct 4 for our Annual Fall Festival.  It was cold, rainy and windy!2014 Fall Festival0013

But cold, wind and rain can not stop campers from doing their thing.  We had an all-time record crowd and everyone I talked to seemed to be having a good time.

There was a line waiting at the door at 8:30 and the parking lot was overflowing onto the grass with cars till 5 o’clock in the afternoon.  Twenty-two dozen donuts lasted till

shortly after noon (apple-cinnamon ran out before the glazed pumpkin).  Hot cider was very popular.  The first seminar on, “Getting your RV Ready for Winter”, was well2014 Fall Festival00012014 Fall Festival0004

attended and Camp-Land’s Fred Dooley did his usual great job of explaining the importance of doing it right.

Many attendees stayed all forenoon and, joined by a steady flow of newcomers (and one very patient and well-behaved dog), were on hand for other seminars on electronic

devices, roof materials and maintenance.  The always-popular, “Ask a Tech” session generated a lot of good discussion.
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Meanwhile, children were busy with their own supervised fun.  Getting their faces painted was the most popular activity.
The pigs had been roasting all forenoon and the lunch break was a lot of fun, in spite of the weather.  Mostly, we moved indoors, but some brave souls stayed outdoors underthe tent.
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Indoors, the chairs were rearranged and tables moved in for eating.  The popular and very talented NW Indiana band, “Barking Moonbats” provided live music during lunch, and

after.  They included a lot of top songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that were a big hit with the audience.
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The afternoon was busy looking through all the RVs on display and with test drives of Motorhomes and test towing of trailers.  Michigan City Dodge had a group of beautiful

Dodge trucks on display that were equipped for towing. A representative of Michigan City Dodge was present to answer questions about towing and the Winnebago Trend motorhome

that is built on the Dodge Ram chassis.

Most visitors stayed late into the afternoon, listening to the music or mostly looking at the interiors of RVs.  It was a chance to really relax inside a unit and imagine what

it would be like to spend weekends and vacations living in it.  Motorhomes and 5th wheels got a lot of attention.  Probably the single most-visited unit was the new Reflection

travel trailer just introduced by Grand Design RV.
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All in all, it was the best-attended Fall Festival we have ever had.  It is our way of saying “Thank You” to the Chicagoland-NW Indiana camping community that has supported

Camp-Land for over 50 years.

ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL & SEMINAR DAY

SATURDAY APRIL 26 IS THE DAY — Camp-Land’s SPRING FESTIVAL & SEMINAR DAY is coming  Saturday April 26.  250  new and used RVs will be OPEN all day for browsing.  Manufacturer’s Representatives from several  of our RV manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions. 

Seminars will all be held in the forenoon.  The doors open and Free donuts and coffee will be available at 8:30 AM, CDT.  Seminars will start promptly at 9 AM and continue until noon.  Subjects to be covered include Getting your RV ready for the season, Updating your current Camper and New developments in trailer hitches.  Door prizes will be given after each presentation.

There will be plenty of opportunity for comraderie with other RV enthusiasts.  FREE LUNCH will be served from Noon till 2:00 PM.  As a special treat, Staci & Lindsey will be making pudgy pies over the campfire and sharing them with visitors.

Our Parts & Accessory Dept. will have some timely specials on selected items as well as a 10% discount on all purchases during the day.

MARK SATURDAY APRIL 26 ON YOUR CALENDAR

BATES & SAYERS TEAMS SHARE AMAZING RACE GRAND PRIZE

CAMP-LAND’S AMAZING RACE IS A DRAW

BATES & SAYERS TEAMS SHARE $1000 GRAND PRIZE

CAMP-LAND AMAZING RACE

CHRISTIAN BATES & DONNA SAYERS ACCEPT AMAZING RACE PRIZES

After an amazing summer of camping, the Bates and Sayers teams were neck and neck at the finish line….. and split the $1000 Grand Prize.  Representing their respective teams, Christian Bates and Donna Sayers accepted the prize (and a bunch of lesser achievement awards) at Camp-Land’s Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 12. The other team members (Jill Sayers, Michelle Bates and children Matt & Ally Bates) were unable to attend because …. you guessed it …. they were busy camping. If you have been following the camping adventures of these two family teams, you know that the Bates children have had an Amazing summer camping and doing everything from geo-caching to horseback riding, hiking, swimming, collecting nature objects, drawing and much more.  And Michelle Bates took many amazing nature pictures.  Besides doing a lot of camping, the Sayers team just about wore out their dutch oven cooking by the campfire.  Their recipes are available on our blog for everyone to try. 

JILL & DONNA SAYERS A BROWN COUNTY

JILL & DONNA SAYERS AT BROWN COUNTY

 

BATES FAMILY AT STARVED ROCK

BATES FAMILY AT STARVED ROCK

HUNDREDS CAME FOR CAMP-LAND’S FESTIVAL OF CAMPING

Camp Land Fall Festival Seminar

There was a line waiting when the doors opened at 8:30 on Sat. Oct 12.  By the time  the first seminar started at 9:00 am, nearly 100 people were roaming the lot looking at RVs.  A few dozen settled in for donuts and coffee and the first seminar on winterizing your RV.  Some folks attended nearly every seminar and others drifted in and out, catching a seminar here and there, roaming the lot in between.  It was very relaxed and everyone seemed to be having fun.  2013 Festival00072013 Festival0003

 

 

 

 

The pigs were roasting on the spit, and some of the kids were having fun learning a new craft.  The Seminars continued, with presentations on TV satellite systems for RVs, RV appliances and how to keep your RV from developing roof leaks.  There was a lot of friendly camping conversation around our campfire, which, like most campfires, smoked a little bit. 

Background music was provided by, “Rick and Donny”, the popular NW Indiana accoustic guitar act.  Their rendition of Beetles favorites and other

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popular songs was just right for the outdoors, campsite atmosphere.

The elevated rear patio of the Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler 5th Wheel made a perfect stage for their performance.

Everyone enjoyed a fine lunch of roast pork, baked beans, potato salad and dessert.

Representatives of RV manufacturers were mingling and chatting with campers all day, as were some members of the press.  During a short noon intermission, the President of Grand Design RV, Don Clark, cut the ribbon and presented the keys to Camp-Land management for the 1000th Solitude 5th Wheel Camper manufactured at the new Grand Design plant in Middlebury, IN.

As the beautiful, sunshine-filled day came to a close, a number of visitors came to me to express their appreciation for the day’s hospitality and events.  That means a lot to me and especially to all the members of the Camp-Land team who spent many long hours planning and preparing for the Festival.  Thank you all for coming.

 

 

CAMP-LAND IS NOW GRAND DESIGN RV DEALER

CAMP-LAND PROUD TO REPRESENT GRAND DESIGN RV

We at Camp-Land are very happy to join forces with Grand Design RV Co. and represent their 5th Wheel products in the Chicagoland-NW Indiana area.   Grand Design RV Co. was founded by a trio of sucessful and highly respected industry veterans, Don Clark and brothers Ron & Bill Fenech.   We are as excited about these products as any we have seen in Camp-Land’s 52-year history. 

Grand Design manufacturers 3 brands of 5th Wheels:  Solitude luxury extended-stay fifth wheels, Reflection  fifth wheels and  Momentum Toy Haulers.  Grand Design products have already begun arriving on our lot and we can’t wait to share our excitement with our camping friends and customers in the Chicagoland-NW Indiana area.

We are introducing all the Grand Design products at Camp-Land’s Fall RV Festival, Saturday October 12.  The founders of Grand Design will be at Camp-Land on Saturday for the ribbon cutting and to present the keys to the 1000th Solitude 5th Wheel  produced at their Middlebury plant.  Visitors at the Fall Festival will have the opportunity to meet these industry icons and perhaps share some of their insights and vision for the future.

As excited as we are about these products, we are even more enthused about the philosophy and plans of the Grand Design Company.  The following brief excerpt from their website  http://www.granddesignrv.com/  will give you an idea of why we are so excited:

Please allow us to share some insights into what makes Grand Design RV Company different from all other RV manufacturers and why this difference is important to you and your family. Everything we do at our company is focused on building long term value in what we offer to our customers; “more features and superior value for your dollar”. Our ultimate focus from the very first day we opened our doors has been on our customer.

Grand Design RV is a privately owned company founded by close friends Don Clark and brothers Ron and Bill Fenech (each having over 25 years of experience in the RV industry). Our careers have been devoted to leading some of the most successful companies in the RV industry …

… The benefits of company owners spending time in the manufacturing facilities, meeting with customers and driving all major decisions are absolutely magical! … Grand Design RV Company has over 400,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities located on 67 acres in the rural community of Middlebury, Indiana. …

Our desire is to create customers for life! We intend to do this by providing more features, better designs and unparalleled customer support for your investment.”

Please come to the Camp-Land Fall RV Festival on Sat. Oct. 12 and take a look at the Grand Design 5th Wheels.  Come early, sit in on a few seminars, look around and join us for the PIG ROAST AT NOON.   Details are here:  http://www.camplandrv.com/fallseminar.jsp