Monday, November 11, 2019
The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country are honored on the National Veteran’s Day holiday, since President Woodrow Wilson dedicated November 11 as Armistice Day in 1919.
Armistice Day became a legal Federal holiday in 1938, and in 1954 changed to Veteran’s Day to honor American soldiers who fought in any war, not just World War I and II. There are now ceremonies and parades held across the country to commemorate the holiday, including those in cities all across Virginia.
Check https://www.vetfriends.org/ for more celebrations taking place across Virginia. Visit https://virginiacampgrounds.com/ to find RV camping or cabin rentals nearby any of these celebrations and find more news and events for Virginia Campgrounds.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Wanting to switch up your traditional Thanksgiving festivities? This could be your best decision yet! Camping and Thanksgiving just naturally go together. It’s as simple as that. From the beautiful Scenery and relaxing aura, to the family feasts and the most important thing to remember- Feeling thankful and giving thanks. Thanksgiving camping is an awesome way to enjoy this year’s holiday to its fullest!
Thanksgiving Camping Ideas with The Kids:
While Moms busy preparing dinner why not entertain the kids with a few thanksgiving themed campsite activities to get them in the spirit?
Here’s a few awesome ideas for camping activity ideas brought to you by Creative Youth Ideas.
Pumpkin Seed Toss
Need a carnival game for Thanksgiving? Participants toss a Bean Bag into the opening of a pumpkin to win prizes in this Thanksgiving themed game. It also includes a small devotional on either “Goals” or “Wholesome speech”
In this Thanksgiving themed variation of “Bingo”, the first person to get all of a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally yells out “Gobble, Gobble, Gobble”
Cluck, Cluck, Gobble
This Thanksgiving party game is played similar to the classic children’s game “Duck, Duck, Goose” but with some variations to make it a little more sophisticated for youth and adapt it to the Thanksgiving theme.
Another fun and easy thing to do with the kids is bird watching. All you need is a pair of eyes and some binoculars. Super easy yet fun for the whole family.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Are you excited for Halloween but does the question: “What should I be for this Halloween?!” pop up in your mind every time you think about it? No stress!
If you’ve waited until the very last moment and you need your costume within a few hours and the stores are closed already, there’s no other option than being creative. But don’t be sad. It’s fun and the possibilities are endless. Just dive into your wardrobe, (or your father’s, mother’s, brother’s, sister’s,) and you’ll find something useful; I promise. For example, use an umbrella and crepe paper to make a jelly fish costume. Or use a cap, a ball and blue dungarees to dress as your Pokemon trainer. Another fun option: grab a striped t-shirt, white gloves and some make-up and you instantly look like a pantomimist. Easy and fun, right? So, you’re sure to make the best of your Halloween this year!
Some families may wonder ? Aren’t you supposed to be home and tucked in for the day on Thanksgiving or Christmas?
Here are 3 great reasons to go camping on Thanksgiving.
1. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day we take into account all of the things we have to be thankful for. We slow down our schedules and our commitments, and we just relax together. Whether it’s football, a card game or telling embarrassing family stories that gather us around the table. Camping is the perfect way to gather everyone together and focus on what’s most important in life!
2. If you’re like any average family, you may find it challenging to get in a word between TV and texting. Getting your gang outdoors and away from all the distractions is a great idea! Go outside in the fresh air to toss a football, go hiking, or tease each other with old tales, is and closest friends.
3. . This could be one of the best reasons of all! Everyone knows how long it takes to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal! From desserts to favorite sides, and homemade bread, the work is astounding. Then the cleanup lasts for hours. Campfire meal prep for Thanksgiving ensures a drastically reduced meal prep time and clean up time while still allowing for post-turkey napping and football, live of course.
Do something different this Thanksgiving, Go Camping at Williamsburg KOA!
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Every fall, the idyllic promenades of Busch Gardens transform into alleyways of fright. You'll probably want to bring a friend or two - and keep them close - when you enter the park during Howl-O-Scream. Once the sun goes down, the ghouls come out. Lurking around the park are all kinds of creatures whose sole job is to scare you!
There are six dedicated scare zones across the park, each with their own dedicated theme. In those zones you'll have the chance to explore any of six haunted houses with names like "Demented Dimensions" or "Circo Sinistro." In addition to all this, you can check out live music shows or try your luck in one of two escape rooms. For those perhaps not so keen on the jump-scares but still wanting to celebrate the spirit of the holiday, the park offers more mild experiences during the daytime. All the friendly attractions for your younger ghouls and goblins are open until 5 PM. Howl-O-Scream begins on September 14th and runs until October 27th.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Hiking is one of America's favorite outdoor pastimes, and why wouldn't it be? With all of the beautiful things in nature, hiking is great for exercising both mind and body. Studies have shown that spending time in the Great Outdoors can improve blood pressure, improve mental health, and decrease the risk of cancer. So don't sit around this month, come on down to Williamsburg KOA, where we have miles of gorgeous wooded hiking trails, and the York River State Park right in our backyard!
The York River State Park has a unique ecosystem where salt and freshwater meet. The Taskinas Creek has some nice freshwater fishing for sunfish and largemouth bass. The park also has salt water fishing off of their 360 foot pier along with a nice boat dock. Croaker, spot, and catfish can be caught in the York River. The park has over 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails for you to explore. Whether you want an easy relaxed walk or a challenging hike, the York River State Park has what you are looking for.
Take some binoculars along and keep a look out for the national bird, the bald eagle. There are also many local and migratory birds that can be spotted along your hike by river or in the woods. Maybe you'll see an elusive Pileated woodpecker or a beautiful wood duck on your walk. Some common mammals you may see, could be the perky gray squirrel or an adorable cottontail rabbit. The outdoors can offer many opportunities for bird watching, healthy exercising, or just some peace and quiet, all available at the Williamsburg KOA!