GATES OPEN at 9:AM, Friday, July 4. Friday and Saturday are early bird days at $25 per night, payable at gate only. Sunday is included in registration. Non-denominational church service will be held on Sunday. All other activities begin on Monday, July 7. Each site will have water and 30 amp electric. Pump-outs will be available throughout the week for $25. Parking is hobo style by state or province. Water lines will be laid out as each row is filled. Trams will provide on-grounds transportation. A shopping center borders the Expo Center.
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT – Mon. Starline Rhythm Boys (Rockabilly, Honky-tonk), Tue. Mango Jam (Cajun/Zydeco/Carribean), Wed. Miss FCRV Pageant, Thur. Rick & the Ramblers (Western Swing).
CAMPERS ACTIVELY MOVING will have an opportunity for a daily 8.a.M. 1 mile hike leaving from the main building. On Tuesday and Thursday there will be a 2 mile hike. Bicycle riders will meet Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 A.M., main bldg. Kayaking and Canoeing will meet at the main driveway Tuesday and Thursday at 10 A.M. Rentals available from Canoe Imports, 370 Dorset St., Burlington, VT 802-651-8760. You pick up and return. Chairperson – Donna Dains – firstname.lastname@example.org
FCRV PARADE – The parade will be Friday morning with 7 categories judged – Chapter Float, Teen Chapter Float, State / Provincial Float, S/P Teen Float, All Teen Queen Floats, Individual Family Floats, National Entries. Theme – “Moonlight in Vermont.” Get a registration form from your state / provincial director. Chairmen, Sean & Barb McHale – email@example.com
SITE DECORATING CONTEST – Geneseo Campground will award prizes to the most realistic, colorful, creative, and largest entries. Theme is “Bring a cow to Vermont.” Get the whole family involved. Sign up at the registration table.
FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SALE – Check the program for time, day, and location for the sale. Commercially produced products and prepared foods are not permitted. An 8 ft. table is $10. To reserve contact Ethel Phinney 207-637-2270 – firstname.lastname@example.org
DOOR PRIZES – It is requested that each family bring a door prize valued at $5 – $10. Check the program book for drop-off and pick-up times. Thank you for participating. Chairperson, Lisa Basso – email@example.com
YOUTH – The youth center will have activities all week for kids 12 and under. Fill out youth registration at Campvention. Chairmen – Dick & Joanne Overton – OvertonProjo@aol.com
FAMILY FUN DAY – Fun activities for the whole family will take place on Monday. The dunk tank will be back. Scott Serbousek – firstname.lastname@example.org
TEENS – Teens will have a building with a kitchen for dances, etc. Other activities include softball, volleyball, and other sports. The Miss FCRV Pageant is Wednesday evening with talent in the afternoon. A Teen King will be selected also. Pageant, Sarah Camp – email@example.com, Registration, Barbara McHale – firstname.lastname@example.org, Sports, Kathy Collier email@example.com, Teen Ball – Anne Brayman firstname.lastname@example.org, Tea, Debbie Swanson – email@example.com
ADULT SPORTS – Washer Toss – Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles. Horseshoes – Men & Women’s Singles and Doubles, Mixed Doubles. Must be certified as representative by state / provincial director. If you don’t have an s/p director contact Lloyd Humphrey –firstname.lastname@example.org. Chairperson, Patty Wittmeyer – email@example.com
ADULT CENTER – The adult center will have evening fun activities and outings throughout the week. Debbie Swanson – firstname.lastname@example.org
CRAFTS – Sessions making trellis/ladder ribbon necklace, elf on a shelf, wallpaper angel doll. Pre-register with Linda Austin for supply list. email@example.com
FCRV BAND – If you play an instrument, bring it along and play with the FCRV Band at the Wednesday night program and ride the band float in the parade. Contact Craig Weber – firstname.lastname@example.org
ALUMINUM TABS – Proceeds from this year’s collection go to the Burlington, VT Ronald McDonald House. Bring your tabs to weigh in or cash your aluminum in at home and bring the receipt to get credit for your state/province. Linda Stiegler – email@example.com
CHAPTER & STATE/PROVINCIAL NEWSLETTER CONTEST – To enter send 3 copies to Melvin Coy, 447 Hollybrook Dr., New Whiteland, IN 46184. Rules in March Camping Today and online. firstname.lastname@example.org
VENDORS – There will be a food vendor and commercial vendors on grounds. Badges will be available from Dale and Karen Huston who have bought the Sign Man’s equipment. email@example.com
SERVICE PROJECT – Habitat for Humanity could use some volunteers as early as Saturday and throughout the week in their ReStore. Those with building skills may work on sites. Contact Sue Park – SuePark@hotmail.com
VOLUNTEERS – The 30 Campvention Committees can always use volunteers. If you would like to help, contact Kay Humphrey – firstname.lastname@example.org
WILDLIFE – Bird House Contest and Photo Contest will be held. Check Camping Today or www.fcrv.org for rules. Al & Joanie Stone – email@example.com. A silent auction will be held for Wildlife. Please bring items to donate. Sjmor301@comcast.net
FIRST TIMERS – There will be a meeting to help First Timers to get the most out of Campvention. Check the program book for time and location. Denny & Judy Scott – firstname.lastname@example.org
PRGRAM BOOK ADS – Deadline May 15. Contact John Stiegler – email@example.com, 716-626-1308
MISC. – Red Hat and Hard Hat Lunch, Pet Parade, Food Bank, Seminars, Water Slide, Hospitalities (open to everyone). Check at registration, information, and program book for sign-ups and times.
VERMONT – For a map of Vermont with details on places to visit go to www.visitattractions.org or call 802-229-4581
You will receive specific information in your registration confirmation letter. For More information check back issues of Camping Today (online under News) or the FCRV website (www.fcrv.org) – select Come Camp with Us, Campvention, Current Campvention, Campvention Blogs for updates. State and Provincial directors have registration forms for Adult Sports, Teen Pageant, Parade, Scrapbooks, Newsletters, Program Book Ads, Hospitality scheduling, and Volunteers.
We are looking forward to having you visit our region this summer. There are many areas to explore in and around Essex Junction and Burlington. We’re planning a great Campvention and we hope to see you there. Champlain Valley Expo Center, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, VT 05435
CAMPVENTION CHAIRMAN – Lloyd & Kay Humphrey – Lhumphrey31@earthlink.net – 845-616-9377
CO-CHARMEN – Ron & Barbara Wright – firstname.lastname@example.org – 845-657-8542