“Now the kids and the families go for bike rides and they sit out and they have a campfire and it's like, what a concept.'"
“There has been a huge increase in RVing this year, and it's mostly families. We've owned this campground for over two years and we've not seen as much family togetherness as we do now. When the families come, the kids don't just sit in the rig like they used to. Now the kids and the families go for bike rides and they sit out and they have a campfire and it's like, what a concept. So I’ve been really surprised and I've heard other people say the same thing.
It’s one really good thing that's come out of this year, as families have gotten back in touch with each other. Kids have gotten away from the TV because the parents are there to pay attention to them and listen to them, so they don't need that distraction of the TV or video games and, you know, I think it's helping kids build more of a relationship with their parents that they didn't really have before. It’s a heartwarming part of this year’s story.
We used to see a lot more retirees come through the campground, of course, but the demographics have changed dramatically this year, with a lot more families RVing. They are renting RVs and buying them. There is a crazy amount of RV newbie people coming. We often have to teach them how to do things and they have a gazillion questions. It can be a nightmare as well as it can be a blessing because it’s fun to meet new people and get a chance to teach them things, but there are just a lot of newbies needing help these days."