March 28, 2018
Are you struggling to attract new campers on a regular basis? Are there too many campgrounds nearby that compete with yours? It’s time to get creative! Consider these campground entertainment options to help differentiate you from the competition and attract new business this camping season.
Search for food truck events in surrounding towns to find vendor options. Your campers will enjoy a break from cooking duty, especially on a Friday night after a long work week. Search for trucks that offer standard fare that will appeal to as many campers as possible.
Keep these tips in mind before signing up with a food truck vendor for a set number of Fridays:
Almost every campground has a large, open field, a community area, or a section of campsites that are empty most of the season. Set up glow in the dark activities for families on Fridays and Saturdays to bring your campers together for a fun, enjoyable glow-in-the-dark activity.
A few glow in the dark activity ideas:
If your campground entertainment budget allows, consider bringing in live music to help boost weekends that your campground may not otherwise be at capacity. Does your campground have a community area with electric and room for lawn chairs? Check out the line-up at local festivals in your area, and reach out to some of the music acts who are already on the schedule. If a band is already in town for one show, you might be able to negotiate a discount in exchange for a free stay in a rental RV.
Communities and associations are offering family-friendly events like these to draw residents out of the suburbs and into downtown areas. Look to these sources for inspiration and don’t be afraid to get creative with weekend activities for your summer camping families. Don’t be discouraged if your events aren’t a hit right away; give them a chance to draw new campers with word of mouth referrals.
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