‘Where Our Country Began’
FCRV Campvention 2018
by Barb Turner, Publicity Chair
Where Our Country Began’ is the theme of the Family Campers & RVers 58th Campvention which will be held at The Meadows Event Center Fairgrounds, Doswell, Virginia, July 9-13, 2018. Early days will be July 7 & 8. The location is also the home of the breeding grounds of the famous immortal racehorse Secretariat.
Campvention 2018 is being hosted by the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) of our organization.
The site facilities: the Farm Bureau Building that is just over 63.000 square feet which will be used for the commercial vendors, stage, and other activities. The mansion which is called Meadows Hall will be a beautiful location for luncheons, tea and ballroom for the teens, and meetings. Meadow Pavilion will house the youth and teen center. Outside there are two 20,000 square foot asphalt pads for parking and a 5 ½ acre festival loop. There will be a food vendor that can be open for breakfast and lunch. Outside the Meadow Hall and Meadow Pavilion there are big shade trees, a perfect location for Family Fun Day.
There are approximately 175 sites with full hookups: water, electric, and sewer. In response to the request for totally hobo parking at campventions, Campvention 2018 will be Hobo-style Parking for everyone! This means that if you want to camp with someone special, you arrive together. You enter the grounds together. There will be no saving of sites for anyone. There will be a Special Needs Parking area. Those who arrive after all the full-hookup sites are filled will have water & electric and will be given a voucher for a free dump of your unit at your site. The committee is encouraging you to arrive early to claim your site.
The campvention site is approximately one mile from King Dominion Amusement Park, a one-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and battlefields. Dip your feet in the Atlantic Ocean? The coast of Virginia is 2- 2 ½ hours away. Within a few miles, you can visit museums and a lot of history of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Doswell is near several Presidents’ homes that are tourist attractions. You’ll even be able to purchase tickets to ride the train to some of these places instead of driving. Future Campvention promotion will include more specific information.
The cost for the 2018 Campvention in this new area for our annual gathering? Pre-registration: $290; extra family in the unit: $135; daily camp pass: $20 per day.
The committee encourages you to mark your calendars, register, and plan your trip to Doswell, Virginia next July. You won’t want to miss this new venue!