Question: Hi Luise: I just want you to know how I enjoy the enthusiasm in your website and the interesting things you have to say about the Port Susan Camping Club. I wanted to write and offer encouragement to younger people to think about RVs and camping clubs as an alterative lifestyle that suits some of us very well. I am 24 and work as a diesel mechanic. I travel a lot with my work and find living in a camping club, then in my van when I am on the road, ideal for my employment and tastes. I can leave and know things are safe when I am gone, and I have a place to come home to. When my dog doesn’t go with me, one of my neighbors watches him. It’s great community living and affordable for young people, too. If I left anything out, you could fill in the blanks. I think people my age might like to know more about this option. Are they as welcome in your park as they are in mine? Joe
Answer: Dear Joe: Nice to hear from you and you’re absolutely correct, camping clubs suit more than the retired population.
In our club we have people from all walks of life and all ages. I have met a young schoolteacher and his wife who are raising their family there. They have two sites and live in the park all year. I’ve also met single people of all ages who want to live economically or who have lower incomes and want to keep a lower overhead.
One lady, who has become a friend, has a MBA degree in social work and works for a non-profit organization. She’s the person who first gave me a tour of a Blue Water park model RV. I tell you that’s a home and half in half-a-home!
School buses stop at my camping club and children get the best of both worlds…the deep woods to play in and a good school to learn in. There are many things for kids to do in the park as well, especially when the pools open and fishing season starts.
I have met a man that operates a business inside the park. He repairs and maintains RVs. His wife works outside the park and they, too, enjoy double lots and double occupancy.
Thanks for bringing this up. I’m sure there are many other camping clubs out there like yours and the Port Susan Camping Club that have a great deal to offer their younger members. Blessings, Luise