Happy Wanderers

Connecticut Family Campers & RVers

"WHERE STRANGERS BECOME FRIENDS AND FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY"

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Camping

Camping season normally begins in April, and continues through the end of October. Weekend campouts are generally held at campgrounds within a two-hour drive of central Connecticut, although we do wander farther occasionally.

Each campout is coordinated by a wagonmaster, who makes reservations with the campground, plans activities and signs up families wanting to attend. Members share the wagonmaster duty, and organize one campout per season. This allows us to camp frequently, without a lot of planning by any one person. Because we camp as a group, campgrounds usually offer a discount. There is no minimum number of campouts that members are required to attend, and families come as their schedules permit.

Camping trips are as busy or laid-back as the individual family desires. Some weekends are spent visiting local fairs or tourist attractions, others doing nothing more than reading a good novel. Always present is the opportunity to spend time with friends and a chance for the kids to get together and enjoy age-appropriate activities.

In addition to chapter and state-wide campouts, every year there are regional and national FCRV events. The 2017 Northeast Regional campout was held in New Hampshire, and will be in New York for 2018. The largest campouts are the annual National Campvention held every July, and the winter Retiree Rally in February or March. The 2017 Campvention was in Ohio, and comes to Virginia in 2018. Connecticut FCRV members frequently travel to national events, and are well known as enthusiastic participants in social functions, athletic competitions and world-class noise parades!

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