From tents, to trucks, to a camper. Holly is true Girl Camper with a can do attitude. Meet your DelMarVa Guide!
My first memory of camping was with my grandparents in an old canvas Army tent at around 5 years old. I think I was hooked then.
As my own family grew I went camping with my kids for vacations and on scouting trips. I loved the minimalism of tent camping, cooking over a fire, communing with nature…until one day I realized that I could no longer sleep on the hard ground without feeling like I had been hit by a truck.
In comes the pre-owned pop-up tent. The mattress was bliss. Eventually the pop-up which had lived a good life had to be retired but not before I had saved the mattresses and a few other items worth keeping. Unfortunately purchasing another camper was not an option but I quickly realized that the full-sized mattress from the pop-up fit in the bed of our truck and truck tents are a thing. Camping was saved.
Fast forward several years. My family was in the market for a camper. After a little research we decided that a fiberglass egg camper was what we wanted. Also, I had fallen in love with their cuteness when I saw one at a music festival. The hunt began! After months of looking for a second-hand Scamp, which is very hard to come by on the East Coast, a used Scamp popped up on Facebook Market Place only two hours away from my home. I contacted the seller and let them know I would be there with cash in hand the next morning. This is where my Girl Camper adventure begins.
My husband and I travel well together and had taken several fun trips in the Scamp. While I was fine with towing and backing into spots, I had no idea how to hook up the hitch and quite honestly, I lacked the confidence to go camping on my own in the Scamp. This was never an issue with a tent. I had the urge to camp much more than my husband so I started joining camping Facebook groups for women. Girl Camper clicked for me. The stories and resources really inspired confidence. As Guide, I want to be one of the women who encourages and empowers other women to get out there and have camping adventures, whatever that may look like.