Summer camping has arrived and the campground is buzzing with activity. Memorial Day weekend was busy, despite some variable weather. We’ve got a special tent promotion for those who are looking for a reason to dust off the tent and come play in the woods. To help kick off the camping season any new online reservation for a tent site Sunday through Thursday will receive a 15% discount (valid till June 28th).
We’ve got a few Inn Town Campground events this month. Our Saturday craft hour has been a hit with campers, both young and old. This month we’re making camping themed buntings, so if you’re camping with us on a weekend in June, make sure to stop by the picnic tables outside the Commons between 2:30-3:30 on Saturdays.
If you missed the May Folk Trails Hiking Club meet up, you can always join us for the next one on the 2nd Thursday of the month (June 13th at 6pm). Jesse Locks will be leading a local history walk to downtown Nevada City with stops at Pioneer Park and Pine Grove Cemetery. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum’s railbus is back on the tracks (click here to see the time table and more info about the museum, we recommend making a reservation). We’ve also restocked our camp store with some great new branded gear, plus some fun new Nevada City merchandise. We’ve added a hammock section to the pool area and we’re ready for summer!
If you’re looking for more kid friendly activities this summer, click here; there are tons of great kids events and things to do in Nevada City & Grass Valley. For even more ideas plus over a dozen kid friendly giveaways (including a night of camping) check out the InnSide Nevada City blog. And, if you don’t have a tent site reservation, don’t worry, the Inn Town Campground still has sites available this summer – book soon for weekends as they are filling up quickly. Or, if you’ve always wanted to try glamping, think about joining us mid-week, when we have more availability and town has a more relaxed, quiet feel.
Stay tuned later this month on two new additions to the campground. We’re excited to say we are adding another family glamping tent plus another Riverside Retro RV. These are both great options for families looking for camping options without having to set up all the gear. The new RV will be able to moved to different sites within the campground, so if you really want to camp next to your friends, we’ll be adding a few new ways to camp in style. We’ll shout out on social media when reservations are available, coming soon.
One of our summer projects is to create a series of tips and suggestions for campers on how to create less waste while camping. We’re huge fans of the #LeaveNoTrace philosophy and we want to help remind car campers and RVers that you too can create less waste while camping. Tip #1, take advantage of the Inn Town Campground outdoor dishwashing stations. You can buy a set of cute ITC pint glasses in our camp store, or bring your favorite durable options from home, we provide the hot water, soap and sponge and easy outdoor access for all campers to use. Tip #2, recycle, the Inn Town Campground has recycling containers set up around the campground, just look for the blue bins next to the garbage cans. Remember to empty liquids from bottles and leave the tops off. Tip #3, get a reusable coffee mug (we’ve got a few we recommend in our camp store and we offer a discount when you buy a brewed cup of coffee from the camp store), but bring your own cup for the next cocktail hour or BBQ with your campers. This cuts down on waste and looks cool too. I’m working on a bingo card for kids to use while camping with us to help us recycle and pick up micro trash, as we’re all trying to keep our campground clean.
We had a great time at the photo walk last month, thanks to those who braved the weather to come out and play. Click here and here to see a few more shots from the afternoon fun. Photo of the vintage Airstream with Kial James of Nevada City Scenics taken by Lenkaland Photography, our next photo meet up is October.
Thanks Via Magazine, Style Magazine, Wild Pear blog and 7×7 for the recent shout outs to the campground and we loved seeing the maiden voyage YouTube video by our recent campers in their vintage 1960 Shasta trailer.
If you haven’t downloaded CampersApp and you’re interested in what’s happening at the campground and around the community check it out. To follow along with us make sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter feeds, if you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the Outside Inn’s blog. Plus, every week I update our weekly events boards on Pinterest. As always, we love hearing from our campers and look forward to seeing you around the campfire. We’re excited that the summer season is here…. we’ll see you at camp!