When I saw the photos of this next camper experience contest submission it got me thinking. I’ve always sort of thought of our campground as being “tailored” more for younger children. Having two boys under 5 when we first purchased the campground I was thinking more of activities and entertainment that would keep them and other kids of that age group happily engaged all summer long.
I’m realizing now that families are so diverse that they don’t just have kids of similar ages. They might have some young ones and some older ones. Or there might just be teenagers and because of our proximity to the beaches parents still may want to camp at our KOA. Therefore I can’t just focus on what would keep the under 10 crowd entertained. I need to make sure that I am constantly thinking of all ages and what they would desire in a camping experience.
While I know I tend to still focus on keeping little ones happy and occupied so that parents can get lots of relaxation time in, it’s important for me to remember that everyone wants to have fun while they are camping – the young, the young at heart and everyone in between.
I am always open for suggestions. I may not always have those suggestions in the budget, but the more requests I get for the same items, the more likely I am to create a budget for them. Keep those requests coming my friends!!!
I really want to thank the lady who submitted these photos and her story. She shared with me that it was their first weekend in the trailer and have two daughters – a 23 year old and a 6 year old. Now that is diversity!!!
It looks like they had a fantastic time with each other on the Big Bouncer! And doesn’t she look adorable with her face paint on?