Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join the Summer Fun at Williamsburg KOA!

We like to stay busy here at our KOA! With so many events coming up every weekend this June, and leading into July, our staff is preparing exciting events for all of our guests. Check out all the things we're planning at our campgrounds for this summer!

1. Frozen Weekend

On the weekend of June 24th-26th, we'll be holding our first ever Frozen event! We're excited to host Elsa and Anna from Arendelle so they can take pictures, host sing-alongs, and read stories with the kids. For this special event, Teeny Tiny Farm is even bringing out our favorite pony for everyone to meet. And of course, we'll be holding a screening of Frozen on our Outdoor Big Screen to relive the magic!

2. Fourth of July

For the 4th of July weekend, we have a lot of great activities planned out to make this Independence Day a blast. A favorite of ours is our Independence Day Bike Parade. We'll also be receiving a visit from Bubbles the Clown during this weekend, and hosting a movie night on our Outdoor Big Screen. We can't wait to share the great American tradition of camping with our guests during this historic holiday!

3. Power Rangers Meet-and-Greet

Power Rangers are back in style. The Pink and Blue Rangers are going to be visiting our campgrounds on Friday, July 22nd for all of our guests to meet. They'll chat with the kids, take pictures, and even play tug-of-war! We're so excited for these special guests to come by!

4. Teeny Tiny Farm Saturdays

Of course, we can't forget to mention a guest favorite. Every time the Teeny Tiny Farm visited our campgrounds, our guests loved it so much that we decided to make it a weekly event. Now every Saturday evening, up until September 3rd, our guests can meet the new and exciting animals the farm brings out every week!

We loved filling you in on everything going on here at our campgrounds. We'd love even more to see you in person at any of our events to have a fantastic camping getaway. Let us know below how your schedule looks for this summer!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Five Simple Summer Recipes for a Full Day of Camping

When we're busy traveling on the road, we look for recipes that are fun, easy to make, and delicious! We've put together a full day of meals to try that are simple and guaranteed to please the whole family.

1) Breakfast: Omelettes in a Bag
Make as many personalized omelettes you want - one for each family member! All you need is boiling water and freezer bags to cook your omelette creations. Put your beaten eggs with any desired ingredients in the bag, and drop them in the water for 5-10 minutes. A pro-tip: halfway through cooking, remove your baggies and break up the mixture inside, to make sure they get fully cooked. Breakfast in a breeze!

2) Lunch: Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches
All you need is 4 ingredients and some skewers! Thread some sausages and red peppers on a skewer and grill until cooked through. Grill some garlic bread for a few minutes until lightly browned, then assemble your sandwiches with mozzarella cheese in the middle. Juicy and hearty!

3) Snack/Appetizer: Grilled Corn on the Cob 

This outdoor classic never fails to please. Soak in some sugar water with the husk on before cooking for a sweet touch. Or put a spin on the classic by grilling each side with the husk off until slightly charred, and rubbing lime and salt on after it's cooked for a savory delight!

4) Dinner: Grilled Pizza
This is another easy to customize meal, so everyone gets exactly what they like! And all you need for the pizza core are your three classic ingredients: shredded cheese, pizza sauce, and English muffins as the bread base. Sprinkle any desired toppings on and grill over foil until your cheese is bubbling and browned. Healthy tip: instead of English muffins, try Portabello mushrooms with a little oil (and bake, not grill) for a creative new taste!

5) Dessert: Pineapple Inside Out Donuts
Finish up your cooking on the grill with these sweet and caramelized donuts, with just 3 ingredients! Cut some plain cake donuts in half and place pineapple slices inside the halves with a few tablespoons of brown sugar pressed on. Wrap in foil and cook over hot coals or the grill for 20 minutes, turning them over halfway. Once the brown sugar is melted, they're ready to be eaten up. Pro-tip: you can use any flavor of donut you'd like!

And there are our five recipes for a complete day of delicious food. Which recipe would you want to try first? Let us know in the comments, we can't wait to hear!

Happy camping!