Since the conclusion of the 2012 National Campvention, Region 3 FCRVers have stepped up their plans and arrangements for the upcoming 2013 National Campvention, to be held at the Amana RV Park & Event Center, in Amana, in east central Iowa, July 14 – 18. And they invite you to make your 2013 summer plans around a family trip to the 2013 Campvention and the Amana Colonies!
The 53rd annual Campvention has been planned in a shortened five-day format, with Thursday and Friday being “early bird” days, at $25.00 per night, payable at the gate. The gates open at 9:00 a.m. CDT on Thursday, July 11. Scheduled activities begin Sunday, July 14.
Pre-registration fees are $250.00 (which includes Saturday night camping) per family, $200.00 for the weekly camp pass, and $40.00 for the daily camp pass. Campsites offer 30- or 50-amp electrical service, with water available. Parking will be hobo style, by state or province.
The theme of the 2013 Campvention is “Heart of the Heartland.” This year’s parade theme is identical to the Campvention theme, “Heart of the Heartland.” The theme of the site decorating contest, once again sponsored by Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL, is “Heart of Camping.”
Among the activities planned are many familiar ones we’ve come to expect at National Campventions, including commercial exhibits, FCRV insignia sales, adult activities and sports, three craft sessions, evening entertainment (beginning Saturday evening, July 13), first timers’ activities, the aluminum collection, opportunities to participate in both the FCRV band and choir, CAMP, conservation, DASAT and wildlife programming, a golf outing, historian and chapter/state/provincial newsletter contests, site decoration contest, the national parade, a pet parade, project sales and flea market, a red hat luncheon, a hard hat luncheon, religious services, seminars, a teen center, activities and sports, the national teen queen pageant, ball and tea, and a youth center and youth activities/sports.
Several Campvention 2013 Committee Chairs have announced details for the Campvention activities or events they are hosting.