Looking for a good place to throw an event this summer? Why not consider a "theme'd" birthday party, family reunion or wedding in the southern Adirondacks - using one of our happy little vintage campers?
I have started to follow my own advice and am throwing our first-ever "Family Reunion"
in Caroga Lake State Park, so have used this occasion to do some research. The results? A new page on our website
, partly geared toward residents who live near our little cabin in the Adirondacks. They may not need to rent a vintage camper for traveling, but they may like the idea of hosting a party, either in a nearby campground, or their own backyards, using a vintage camper as part of the event. Hey, the state campground in Caroga, as are most state campgrounds, is amazingly affordable at $20 bucks a night. Can't beat that.
|Many ideas can be found on Pinterest!|
So, here is a sample of what you are going to find on the new "vintage camper" themed page called "Camping - Themed Birthday Parties
" on my website:
First, you will find three headings, followed by a rash of ideas. The first? Adirondack-themed birthday parties...
Now, this is just an introduction to the concept, but why not give this some consideration. Party favors should be easy enough, and there are plenty of activities to do in the campground you choose, or around it, in the Adirondacks? I suggest a hike to a local fire tower, or to a pond with an incredible rock outcropping from which kids LOVE to leap. You will find a wealth of hiking info on my website, too...
and great places near Caroga for everything from fishing lures to local history. Our Caroga Historical Museum is a sweet little gem.
You will find links to it on the party planning page, as well as to the nearby municipal golf course, if that floats your boat.
(Disclaimer: The Items I am promoting are shared with your possible pleasure in mind. “I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through many of the links for products in this post.”) Although it is a small amount, this helps compensate for the time invested in sharing my passion for vintage campers and life in the Adirondacks.)
Speaking of boats, you will find resources for renting a pontoon barge, kayaks and canoes.
Fulton County will immerse you in all things Adirondack as soon as you cross the imaginery "blue line" that marks the rims of our park. GREAT fishing.
So... an Adirondack-themed party
can be had, hassle-free. We deliver, set up and take down vintage campers for you. Hassle-free. We offer a deluxe package that includes a water resistant gazebo, a new outdoor propane oven, and even 4 comfie Adirondack chairs. We want you to love the Adirondacks as much as we do!
The "Beam Me Up, Scotty
" Outerspace - Themed Party... why not think outside the box?
I was first introduced to the beauty of the night skies by an unemployed local astronomer living in Long Lake. He had a homemade telescope and observatory in his backyard. I learned the value of the Adirondacks for star-gazing. The first vintage camper I named "Beam Me Up, Scotty
" with that experience in mind. She can be rented for $75 nightly. We offer $25 OFF discounts for local
Caroga Lake residents.
For a hassle-free OUTER SPACE Birthday Party
, we have also provided a wealth of resources, including games, songs, skits and party ideas. My favorite?
The Astronaut Game
. It begins with, "I am on my way to Mars, and I am bringing...." and the play begins.
Switching gears, why not consider throwing a "S'Lumberjack Party"
- you will find links to party supplies, paper goods, and gift ideas on our Birthday Party page, too!
My favorite gift idea is the Urban Lumberjack
Magnetic Poetry kit.... (LOL)
and I really look forward to using some of the Lumberjack-themed Photo Props available, too.
The S'Lumberjack camper is my favorite, and when you peek inside, you will understand why. It is Adirondack to the max
! If you have spent much time around native "-dackers" you will notice their dry wit, and that is something I have tried to capture in the interior decor of this sweet little 1970 Serro Scotty Sportsman
I picked up in Pennsylvania last summer.
Her exterior is a combination "red and black Buffalo plaid" and Adirondack "schtick" and the interior, well, more of the same!
She sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. The front table folds down into a single bed,
and there is a single bunk over the double bed in the back. The interior is full of handicrafts made by local Adirondack craftspeople, such as the prints on the walls, and the handsaw hanging over the front door.
The walls are wallpapered with faux log siding on the
inside: last fall I hand-painting the exterior to match... I think the neighbors thought I was sniffing wallpaper paste, especially when they saw me blowing glitter on to the pine cones.
So there you have it.
When you check the website, make sure you visit the page showing this year's projects. My hope is to have 2-3 more campers ready by fall, however, they all take longer than I imagine.
Thanks for your enthusiastic encouragement
once you have the vintage camper bug, you find all sorts of interesting folks out there who are enjoying
adventures all over the US and Canada - heck, "caravanning" is so popular in the Netherlands that the highways there are always packed with campers heading out to explore new places.
Look forward to the possibility of meeting you.
(PS: They say that beards are man's way of hugging their faces, or something like that!)
Your Vintage Campographer
Here is the direct link to the
Camper-Themed Birthday Party
Resource Page (and store)
|The Serro Scotty 1970 Sportsman|
|1981 Serro Scotty Hilander|
1968 Norris (one of several being refurbished)