California Parks Embrace Whacky Forms of Entertainment

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June 15, 2010 by   - () 1 Comment

So much for a quiet camping trip this summer – campgrounds across California are way too entertaining for that.

Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC), says more and more campsites are now offering quirky activities for visitors, according to a news release

For example, Campland By The Bay in San Diego hosts "American Idol"-style singing competitions for campers, while El Capitan near Santa Barbara features Saturday night concerts by pro musicians.

Meanwhile, Redwoods River Resort & Campground in Leggett, Calif., plans to hold a chocolate pie-eating contest, a canoe race in their pooland a water balloon war over the summer.

San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA will be having an ugly bridesmaid dress contest and a prom flashback dance, complete with a tacky tuxedo contest for men.

Sipe says other wacky forms of campsite entertainment include a park with a mechanical bull, costume pet parades, and cardboard boat races.

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One Response to “California Parks Embrace Whacky Forms of Entertainment”

  1. maria on June 19th, 2010 5:21 pm

    Love it! All the more reason to go camping in California…which many are doing because of the economy. I would love to see the bridesmaid competition, classic.

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