Monday, March 26, 2012

What about Seasonal Camping makes it so special and affordable?

As spring arrives, you and your family are either dying to get out camping for the first time this season or for the first time in your new RV!  As your thoughts begin to turn to summer and camping, why not consider a camping vacation all summer long instead of just a few times this summer?  Here are some tips on why seasonal camping at Meadville KOA Campground makes sense for your family!

There is convenience!  Camping is a lot of fun for the whole family, but let’s face, there’s work involved too.  You have to pack, hook-up, tow, unhook, set up camp, tear down camp, hook-up, tow, unhook, and unpack.  Seasonal campers don’t have to do all that.   You get to spend a lot more time camping and enjoying your free time you’re your family and a whole lot less time working! 

Save money!  Several studies have documented that camping is the least expensive way to vacation with your family.  Take that thinking one step further and you will see why seasonal camping is the least expensive way to vacation with your family all summer long!  A seasonal campsite costs less then one week long vacation at a resort.  So why not enjoy your RV every weekend, all summer long, for less than the price of one vacation?  Now that’s being a thrifty shopper!  And if you have a week or two of vacation, you can spend that at the campground too!  It’s a great savings! 

Shorter Commute!  Towing creates wear and tear on your RV, your tow vehicle, and on you, the driver!  There are also fuel and maintenance costs associated with weekend travel.  So unless your family is determined to try a new place each weekend, why not camp at Meadville KOA Campground for the whole summer?  The money you save in wear and tear, and by not towing will more than offset your extra expenditures on gas to get you back and forth each weekend!  And we do the mowing, so you have more time to relax and enjoy your family! 

The Price is right!  When you compare unlimited camping rates to overnight camping, the discount you get by being a seasonal camper is huge!  Most campgrounds provide similar services and activities, but ask about extras!  Some campgrounds provide all inclusive seasonal rates and some do not.  Make sure you know exactly what your expenses will be before you sign that Seasonal Camping Agreement!   When you do the math, you’ll find that the price is right at Meadville KOA Campground!    

Think Location, Location, Location.  Choose a campground within a couple of hours of where you live.  Your more like to get more the most use of your RV, and it’ll cost you less time and gas to get there.  That said, a little longer commute may provide you even bigger savings in a lower seasonal camping rates!  Come ask about our Seasonal Campsites and see what we can provide your family!          
What park type fits your family’s needs?  That means that if you’re looking for a family campground, make sure the place you’re becoming a seasonal isn’t a party haven!  Can you count on them to provide fun, family oriented activities for the entire family?  Are there fun things to do that will keep the kids or grandkids busy and having fun?  Does your prospective campground provide them at no additional cost or are there extra fees?  Again, make sure you know those details.  When you do, we think Meadville KOA will provide you the family amenities you want, at a price you can afford!

Meet new people!  Seasonal campers are like a small community.  They become friends, hang out, play cards or yard games, have group campfires, their children become friends, and much more!  Many volunteer to help with activities and events and bring lots of fun to their camping environment in a family-friendly way!  What a great way to meet new people and make new friends!  We have a lot of great families who camp with us at Meadville KOA!    

Make the right choice!  The closer you camp to where you live the better it is!  That is how you’ll get the most use out of your RV!  But remember, the experience isn’t just something, it’s everything!  It’s much better to drive a little further for that higher rating or those award-winning activities!  Don’t sacrifice quality for closer.  This is just another reason why you have the opportunity to camp at one of the nationtion's 44 top rated campggrounds right here in Northwestern PA at the Meadville KOA!   

Seasonal camping maximizes your summer vacation time and use of your RV while minimizing your expenses!  It can provide your family a summer full of fun, family oriented camping experiences for about the same price as one vacation!  Make sure you take a little time to consider this idea, and how it can help your family get the biggest bang for your buck this summer!  Then, we hope you’ll start by looking right here at Meadville KOA Campground!  Tim and I are looking forward to talking with you and showing you all the fun events and activities we’ve already planned for this summer! 

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251 or at