23 May

Camp Like a Girl – East Coast

We’re doing it! First ever East Coast Camp Like a Girl event! You don’t have to know “how” to camp and you don’t have to have a tricked out vintage trailer.  You do not have to belong to an existing girl camping group. What you do have to have is a desire to be part of this sub culture of crazy women who like to dress up, sleep away from home,  hike, kayak, go junkin’, cook great meals and make new friends!! If you have been stalking Pinterest and Facebook watching all the fun these women are having and not knowing how to get on board, here’s your big chance to try it out!!

Here’s how simple it is! Join the Meet Up site, “Camp Like a Girl” and register for this event. Details are posted there. It will take place Oct 2-4 in Central New Jersey. Actual location is for members of Camp Like a Girl only!  Make your reservations now as the park is a county park and fills up quickly. There are 64 sites and tents and trailers can share a site to save on costs. There are also three cabins that sleep six each. Grab five girlfriends and come!

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21 May

Colorado Camper School !

“RV Business Magazine” has selected

Ketelsen Campers of Colorado as one of the
Top 5 RV Dealerships in North America for 2015!!!
And, here is why! Ketelsen Campers is again hosting a “Camper School” event at their dealership on Friday, May 29, 2015. It will be a weekend long kick off for the summer season with a special time set aside with a trailer technician to explain the “how to’s” of owning a travel trailer.

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19 May

Camper College

On the journey to becoming a Girl Camper there are questions!! Lots of questions. As good teachers will always say, “There’s no such thing as a silly question.” In an effort to get those questions answered by those in the know,  I partnered with Ketelsen Campers of Colorado to invite women wanting to learn the do’s and don’ts of trailer travel. 

 The Ketelsen staff showing the workings of various trailer models

 If you did not grow up camping you will have lots of questions regarding the propane tank. Do I shut it off while I am driving? (Yes!) Can it leak? How long does one tank last? How do I turn it on and off?  Can it fall of the trailer while I am driving? A Ketelsen employee explains!

 Randy Ketelsen addresses the enthusiastic group of would be girl campers. I love that someone is taking notes!!

 The Riverside Retro Trailer is behind Randy. I will admit to an unapologetic partiality to this trailer! If you  can’t redo a vintage trailer and want most of the charm of vintage without the worries, this is the trailer for you! I see one in my future.

 A great turn out for a Friday night.

 Now they are sisters!! It’s been a while since my mom dressed my sisters and I in matching outfits but it is a universally recognized symbol of sisterhood!

 Explaining how the 12 Volt system works.

 A classic pop up if you are camping with lots of girlfriends.

 A hands on demonstration of hitching up the trailer. This is so important because it is most peoples biggest concern.

Q and A time with the staff.

A great evening was had by all and minds were put at ease. Knowledge is not only power but it is peace. Knowing how something works and knowing that a good dealership has your back gives you the courage to turn dreams into reality.  Follow this blog for postings on upcoming Camper College events in your area.