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Old 06-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #29
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Again, thanks. During the week would be nice! Hmm.. problem is that my wife works as an LPN during the week, not weekends. So, only best time for her is weekends. Drats.

I love being independent!! Hee hee! Still working on my new RV company... Currently talking with a fiberglass and composite company locally.

Of course, beach.. and not to forget is open fields. I noticed some RV parks have a lot of open fields that you can easily see everyone and their RVs. I can see kids around. My wife and I like best is the thick forest campgrounds. With our Scamp, it makes it easier than say, a big rig which requires open space or field.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #30
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Been my experience that the more primitive the campground the fewer children. Especially younger children. It's more work for the parents camping with children. Hand pump and pit toilets make that work harder. Especially problematic are children small enough to fall into vault toilets. If the kid is not afraid, the parent probably will be.

This may be changing a bit as fully self contained features are getting more common in smaller and less expensive camper units. Growing up AC and flush toilet was not something one had in a pop up. More common now.

Beware the RV with generator that runs all day while the adult owners sit inside in air conditioning and watch satellite TV. To me much worse than children playing and using "outside voices", they are after all outside. Beats the heck out of them sitting around playing video games all day. Still noise is more of a problem for some than others.

The other thing is campground without anything for children, no beach or pool, no attractions near that are child centric generally mean fewer people will bring kids there.

Seems to me the provincial parks in Canada tend to have more green "buffer" between sites than our Michigan State Parks do. That might help.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #31
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Our kids have not camped with us in years but they're ages 47 and 45. About 10 years ago younger son, his wife, and two kids travelled with us to Colorado. The grandkids were ok, ages 4 and 7. Parents watch them pretty well. Things I intensly dislike are people cutting through our campsite, kids roaring around on bicycles, and very loud music (nearly always from the "adults."). A couple of weeks ago we were in an Ohio state park. The sites were very large with good distance between. It was very quiet.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #32
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I work with Scouts and Cubs regularly. Cadets and Guides and other youth groups from time to time. I will be doing knotting with kids at the TTT festival in May, attending a Jamboree at the end of June and hopefully sharing a week with friends from BSA in NH in July. Also making plans for a major jamboree in Alberta or West Virginia for 2013.
95% of my complaints over the years have been in relation to adults - alcohol, radios and CD players etc. too loud, guitars and singalongs late into the night after quiet time, or non pooper scoopers.....
I can't imagine a campground without the sound of children or sunrise without the sound of birds. I'm well past the seven zero mark so maybe it is a old guy thing.
As I say,,,, to each his [or her] own.... D.
I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren and I can assure you I would rather listen to the laughter of children any day then the sounds of ATV's , jet skis generators , loud radios , yipping little dogs and inebriated obnoxious adults.. I hope my kids and grand kids always want me to spend time with them because it is one of the great joys in my life and hopefully in their's
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #33
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I am with Scouter Dave and steve dunham on this. I would MUCH rather listen to the joyous sounds of children playing, than many of the adult related disturbances I have had to deal with.

Not to say that there have never been issues with children, which most of the time is a reflection on parenting, or lack thereof. If kids are being rude or obnoxious I will say something to the parents, though usually any correction is short lived. On the other hand, I am quick to commend parents whose children are well behaved.

All in all though, I would put the enjoyable experiences against ones that are more of a disturbance at about a 50:1 ratio.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #34
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If you see me camping there is a 99.9% chance I will have the kids with me, I don't often go anywhere without them and I love it. However I don't care to deal with other peoples kids so I can totally relate to some of your posts. My boys are perfect though..hahaha.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #35
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i am actually seriously concidering owning a campground as a retirement business/partnership with one of my sons.

i picture an well run adults campground clean, quiet, with campsites spaced and planting planned for privacy and noise abaitment. i would have electric water and sewer sites, and electric/water only sites. the property has a nice fishpond and a trout river running threw it. i would have a small store , mostly ice firewood and a few sundries as a service to the campers. and we would offer seasonal sites as well as over winter services.
i would specificly target smaller campers, such as the fiberglass molded units we have, but would welcome those ones made our of that other material,,,what do they call it?,,,aluminium? lol specialy if they were vintage scotty , or the like.

ok so maybe its just a fancy parking spot for my camper....but hey i gotta dream.
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Where we live now I camped when I was a kid. My grandparents owned the land then, having inherited it from my great grandparents (ggpa bought it after he got out of the Union Army). Camped on it some more when my parents owned it. When I inherited it we built the first house ever on the property. Now we live here and park our trailers here. Does that count as a campground?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #37
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My wife and I are in age late 40's-early 50's. We would like a campground especially in NYS or nearby states close enough to drive to be able to camp without all the cries of babies and the wildlife of children and teenagers at a campground. We have a grown child who is refusing to leave home (she is 27 and we are looking for a man for her! Ha) Anyway, we want quietness. Any campgrounds like that.

We could not find a campground without children or at least adult only (please, not that kind you are thinking. We do not want nudity) for NYS. Found only one nearest is in Lancaster with Amish surrounded.

Any advices?

We also realized that KOA is more geared more for kiddies like McDonalds is for restaurants for kids.

We like to go to the rally in PA in June but we are still thinking about it because it is located at KOA. And the kids they mentioned in forum.

We got our trailer for a reason--to get away from children. We would love to see more campgrounds with choices that we do not have to bother with (children). We are not quite age 55 to qualify to stay at a 55 plus campgrounds which is more common in places like Florida.
I can sympathize with your desire to camp without kids. I have not considered it, but will now look for adult only campgrounds minus both dogs and kids. Don't get me wrong, I love kids and dogs. I just don't want to camp with them. My entire career has been in education. After all those students and our own, now adult children, I have had enough.
I wouldn't even mind nudity. Heck, I was born that way!
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Question I thought Adult-Only (18+ or 21+) properties were illegal?

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Come to Florida. I called 5 campgrounds in a row yesterday and none of them allowed children. Their age restrictions were adults only, not 55 and up.
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Wild Ducks Campground in Scarborough, ME is adults-only ...
I thought "Adult Only" properties had to be age 55+ since the mid 1980s?
I lived in an "Adult Only" (18+) Mobile Home Park back in the '70s that lost that status during the Reagan Administration due to the intense legal challenges of that time. "Senior Adult 55+" is the only allowed way to exclude children that I am aware of.

U.s. Fines Trailer Park Over `Adult Only' Area - Morning Call

Activists Target Mobile Home Parks : Adults-Only Housing Challenged in Legislature, Courts - Los Angeles Times
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Fred raises a very valid point about an "Adults Only" RV park. I rent several rooms in my own home and, even though I only allow 1 person per room, I still cannot specify "No Children" in my ads on Craigslist.
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Fred raises a very valid point about an "Adults Only" RV park. I rent several rooms in my own home and, even though I only allow 1 person per room, I still cannot specify "No Children" in my ads on Craigslist.
OK, I have five kids, but that seems wrong. Renting a single room to someone with kids seems like something I would say no to.

And if I ever found a baby sitter that would take care of the situation for a week or two, I think I would like a no kids camp ground. Does that make me a bad parent?
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Does that make me a bad parent?
You must be. I never once tired of having my kids and their friends around....yeah, right.

As much as I dearly love our kids, even when they were small, we too loved getting away from them for a while.

Grandkids are the best. I look at them like renting tools. You get to borrow them for a while, abuse them (in a loving way - ice cream fro breakfast anyone?), then when you are done with them you send them back for repair.
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Every time I post a room for rent I get calls from single Mom's & Dad's looking for a room where they can bring 1 or 2 children along with them. I think it's a sign of tough times for many. But again, I can't advertise "No Children" even though it a room for only 1 person, if I did it would get flagged off by the P.C. monitors.
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