How To Build A sandcastle


A popular annual event at our campground is our “Sandcastle Building” contest. Campers, young and old look forward to a day at the beach participating in this enjoyable event. Over the years we have seen it all when it comes to sandcastle design and strategy. Everything from creative castles to unrecognizable creatures have decorated our shore. We have had a lot of opportunities to watch what works, and what challenges face the “SandCastle” creator.

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ips For 1st Time Campers

Have you always wondered what it would be like to go camping but weren’t sure where to start? We have met many first-time campers over the years, and we can tell you that while there are certain ideas that may make your experience more relaxing and enjoyable there isn’t one RIGHT way to do it. Camping is an experience that gets easier the more you do it. Once you get started you will simply come-up with ideas that work best for you.

 We have put together a list of things you should consider if you want to experience the great outdoors. 

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Stocking Stuffers for Campers

Do you have a camper on your Christmas shopping list? If the answer is yes, it will be well worth your time (and budget) to check out these stocking ideas. These products are very practical and will be well used on their next outdoor adventure. The great thing about these items is that they can be bought at your local discount or dollar store.

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Did you know that campfires are the leading cause of camping injuries in children? Review these 5 tips to stay safe and enjoy the fire.

1. If you are planning a family campfire make sure that you have a fire extinguisher close by in case of emergencies.

2. Never leave the kids or campfire unattended. Small weather changes can make a fire, that was manageable, quickly spread.

3. Review the Stop, Drop and Roll technique for your campfire visitors. If clothes catch on fire this technique is one way to stop them from burning.

4. Make sure that you choose a site for your campfire that is away from dry grass, shrubs, leaves and overhanging limbs.

5. Make sure you have water or plenty of soil and sand to extinguish the fire safely. Add and stir to ensure your fire is out.