International Camping Club

‘Connecting Campers Since 1949’

  • Nonprofit, volunteer run.
  • 100’s of organized campouts held yearly.
  • Chapters spanning across the Continental USA and Canada.
  • Membership discounts for campgrounds, RV insurance, & camping/RV products.
  • Youth, teen, adult and retiree programs.
  • Wildlife and conservation programs.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • New members receive SIX MONTHS FREE when buying any tier membership.

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Upcoming National Events 2022-2023

Campvention 2023 Oval (6)

63rd Annual Campvention 2023

Retiree Rally 2023 (12)

51st FCRV International Retiree Rally 2023

Campvention 2022 Font Page

Colorado State Fairgrounds

July 10 – 15, 2022

Retiree Rally 2022 Frony Page

Mineola Civic Center

March 29 – April 4, 2022.

FCRV Event Calendar 2021-2022

FCRV holds 100’s of inclusive events per year in the form of chapter, state, regional and national events.  From summer to winter we are out there doing what we love most, CAMPING!  Our camping events range in size from just a few families to hundreds of like minded campers getting together.

[Info on local chapter events can be found by contacting your state/regional directors or the National Office.]

Spring

March 2022 – May 2022


 

News

Camping Today [September]


🍂 Family Campers 

https://fcrv.org/camping-today-september-2022/

Fall is on its way and with it comes your September issue of Camping Today.  This issue marks the 1 year anniversary of our publication going digital.

A lot of progress has been made to bring our publication into the 21st century over the last year.  In order to continue moving forward and reach our goals of making FCRV more visible and viable for both commercial and membership recruitment, we need your help. 

FCRV being a non-profit member owned organization means we need YOU to be active in giving us the information we need to properly promote the organization.  This means submitting ALL your state and regional outing info. It also means showing off these outings in “recaps” after you have them.  We also want to focus on member submitted articles. If you would ever like to write something for our publication we strongly encourage you to do so. 

‘Camping Today’ now has easy to fill out forms to submit all this information to us via our website and directly from our digital publication. We have been in talks with our brass at all levels trying to push to get this information to us and we thank those of you that have.  If you notice your state, district, or regional outings are not on the website schedule (https://fcrv.org/fcrv-events/) , please contact your state, regional directors and ask them why. Also feel free to contact the national office or ‘Camping Today’ staff to let us know this information is missing. 

Without you taking a little time throughout the year to make sure this information is given to us, we can not properly showcase the organization.  So please, keep this in mind in the future.  FCRV thanks you for your cooperation and time spent volunteering to make FCRV the best International Camping Club out there!

https://fcrv.org/camping-today-september-2022/

‘Camping Today’ Staff

Wildlife Refuge Inc. Annual Report 2022


A meeting was held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 13th @ 1 p.m. Comptroller Deb Swanson reported a balance in the Wildlife fund of $78,145.78.

Grants will be sent to the following:

Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge – http://www.hobbitstee.com/
From Naticoke,Ontario Recommended by Faye Swanburg.  They are working on building a brand-new wildlife hospital with species specific outdoor enclosures.  They are asking for fencing for the fawn area.  We are granting them $1000.

Schramm Educational Centerhttp://www.tmcsea.org/schramm.html
submitted by Kelly Ekue and recommended by Jim Swenson from Nebraska.  This money is for the Venture Park Education area which consists of four state parks in the area for the Nebraska Naturalist Program.  The program focuses on the habitats and adaptations of Nebraska’s snake species. They will use the funds to obtain materials such as replicas, skeleton examples, and microscopes for participants to be able to use.  This program will serve up to 24 participants at a time.  We are granting them $1000.

Dakota Zoo – https://www.dakotazoo.org/
submitted by Terry Lincoln and recommended by JeAnne Shelby from Bismark, North Dakota.  The grant will be used for providing medications and daily vitamins for the newest residents 9 African Black Penguins that arrived in September.  The medications for the penguins are very expensive.  We are granting them $750.

Black Pines Animal Sanctuaryhttps://www.bpsanctuary.org/
submitted by Trish Nichols and recommended by Angie Shaneyfelt from Indiana.  The sanctuary recently rescued a 3 year old long-tailed macaque from an exotic pet trade.  This poor animal was kept in a dog crate inside of a trailer wearing a diaper, leash, and collar.  This sanctuary rescues animals like Tucker.  We are granting them $750.

Friends of Spring Valley Park
submitted by Larry Zachert and recommended by Mary Lehnerd from Pennsylvania.  This park has been developed and improved by mainly volunteers.  They depend on volunteer help and contributions.  They are planting plants for wildlife.  We are granting them $750.

NCHA (FCRV) National Hank Nathan Scholarship Report 2022


The scholarship committee is proud to announce the 2022 scholarship winners as follows:

  • Brianna Coniglio, from Spring Hill, Florida. Brianna is studying forensic science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Brianna received $1,500.
  • Kerri McHale, from Carthage, New York. Kerri is studying social studies inclusive education at SUNY College at Brockport in New York. Kerri received $1,500.
  • Susie Valderrabano, from Belfair, Washington. Susie is studying medical anthropology & global health at the University of Washington in Washington. Susie received $1,500.
  • Tara Mueller, from Exeter, Nebraska. Tara is studying early childhood education at Wayne State University. Tara received $1,500.

Congratulations to all of this years recipients.

2022 Campvention Recap


The Family Campers and RVers’ (FCRV) 2022 National Campvention drew 160 families to the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo from July 10-15, according to a press release.

There were so many activities for all age groups that it was hard to decide which ones to choose. The youth had daily crafts, games and projects, and even a bear hunt at the ‘Rocky Mountain Summer Camp’ center. Adults had numerous seminars offered including one on UFOs, stated the release.

Several commercial vendors offered products. Various crafts were offered for ladies and there was a Family Fun Day with a lunch served by the teens.

The teens defeated the adults in the annual softball challenge. The usual adult sports/games were played and enjoyed, noted the release.

FCRVers donated over $1,500 to the local county food bank association. The week was capped by an enthusiastic campers parade.

Even in light of high fuel prices, distance and July temperatures, Jeff and Shirley Kendle and the Far West Region volunteers were pleased with the attendance and participation.

The 2023 FCRV Campvention is scheduled for The Wayne County Fairgrounds in Richmond, Ind., from July 9-15, and will be hosted by the Great Lakes Region.

[click here for full report]

2022 Retiree Rally Recap


Attendance expectations for the 2022 Retiree  Rally were exceeded with 82 RV units and 170 + people on hand at the Mineola, Texas Civic Center, It was a great facility for the 50th annual rally with level parking, full hookups, lots of meeting / activity rooms, the large Live Oak Auditorium, and lots of usable outdoor space for games. Several early arrivals opted to attend a Mystery Play Dinner Show at the Civic Center. After a 2 year moratorium caused by Covid, old friends from all over the U.S and Canada were very glad to see each other again.

[click here for full report]

2022 Event Recaps

Fun game of Putt putt at the Indiana summer campout at Cornerstone Campground. — attending Summer State Campout Cornerstone Campground and Retreat Center at Cornerstone Campground and Retreat Center.

Teresa , Handsome Jack, and I are having fun at Planning Meeting for the FCRV 2022 Campvention! We’re ready to have fun, are you? ~ Rick Walorski

Colorado – Hi Country camper out for dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory.