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Explorer Chapter and Group Updates

Chapters and Groups are created by Explorer RV Club members who want to get together more often than one a year at our a national rally. This is where you’ll find news are updates from our Explorer Chapters and Groups across Canada.

ONTARIO

Happy Campers – June Campout 2020

By Virginia Pray

There are a few spots left for the spring campout in Bracebridge. The dates are June 14–18, and you will be able to arrive on the Saturday this year. Location is again at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., J.D. Lang Activity Park. Registration is $25 per person and camping fee is $100 per unit to be collected on Monday morning. Site hydro is 15 amps, water via your own hose and dumping station is available. The theme this year is Hawaiian. An agenda will be sent out in May to those registered; there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations. For more information, contact Ken and Virginia Pray at kvpray6@gmail.com or phone (705) 765-6315.

 

Happy Campers – August Campout 2020

By Bill Webb

Site: Collingwood Fairgrounds

Date: August 10–14

Registration fee: $25 per person, payable at time of registration

Camping fee: $35 or $40 per night (four nights), depending on the number of campers attending; pay at the meet and greet on August 11

Hall and facilities: For our sole use, including clean washrooms; no showers. All units reasonably close to hall, on level ground, with 20 amp hydro for each unit. Fill up your onboard water tank on arrival or bring a long hose. Dumping station on site.

An agenda will be sent out in July by email

Contact Doug Callow well ahead of the campout if you are thinking of early arrival for any reason.  Please note that, if we are able to approve some early arrivals, a camping fee will apply for the additional night.

You can sign up at any time (early registration guarantees a spot) by emailing Doug Callow at dcallow@sympatico.ca or call (705) 984-3546. We welcome new members.

 

Quinte Wagoners Chapter

By Bill van der Valk

We are now approaching the end of our winter break for the 2020 Camping Season and looking forward to taking out our rigs for our first camp.  We do have to mention that some of our members are still using their campers but in a warmer location.  Thankfully there are always RV Shows to attend to perk up our camping needs.

We in Ontario have enjoyed a milder winter with snow and then warm spells where we can see green grass and smell spring in the air.

Our first camp for 2020 is being held at Smuggler’s Cove RV Camp in Prince Edward County.  We have scheduled the camp for Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, May 12–14.

If you wish to attend this camp please contact them directly at smugglerscove.ca . When you book please tell the camp you’re with the Quinte Wagoneers so they will place you with our group.

If you wish to join us for a camp or two, please contact me at billandgerryv@gmail.com.

 

Southwestern Ontario Chapter

By Martha Knight

Southwestern Ontario RV Explorers have a busy summer schedule lined up. We will be getting together once a month at various campgrounds to enjoy campfires, shared meals and many fun activities. We are starting May 19–22, at Cedar Rail Family campground in Chesley. We are celebrating our 15th anniversary as a chapter at this campout. For more information contact Martha Knight at mrthknght@gmail.com. On June 22–25, we will be camping at Warwick Conservation Area. The following month, July 14–18 we are at Greenacres Campground in Kincardine and then Dreamaker Family Campground, Southampton from August 11–14. Our last campout of the season will be at Bissel’s Hideaway, Ridgetown, from September 14–18. It looks like another wonderful season. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact our President Michele Garraway at garrawayexplorer@bell.net.

 

Ottawa Group?

Looking to connect with other solo campers who might be interested in getting together for short camping trips in the Ottawa area and beyond.

We’re two retired teachers, with a small motorhome, who like to camp, from May to October each year.

If you are interested in being part of an informal camping group, please contact us at pondend@hotmail.com or wejames94@gmail.com.

 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter

By George Joseph

Things have been very quiet since the end of our very successful 2019 camping season. Our next scheduled activity will be or Annual Spring Luncheon which will take place in mid-May. Information about time, place, etc. will be forthcoming very soon. We are looking forward to a good turnout.

Our June rally details should be available at the May meeting and the fall rally has been scheduled for the Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park in Eastport on the weekend of September 12th.

Until spring, good health and safe travels.

For more information about the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, please contact me at gwandumj@gmail.com or by phone at (709) 256-3796.

 

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