Oops! Campground Not Closed by Flood

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April 21, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Dogwood Acres Campground, a 100-site facility near Newville, Pa., is open for the season  and unaffected by recent flooding nearby.

The Shippensburg News-Chronicle and Valley-Times Star regrets an error on the front  page of the Valley-Times Star April 20 that reports the campground was inundated by waters from the Conodoguinet Creek, the newspaper has reported.

Dogwood Acres owners Charlie and Lucille Strub say their campground at the foot of South Central Pennsylvania's Blue Mountains at 4500 Enola Road offers the best in family camping.

The 100 campsites accommodate tents, motorhomes, trailers and big rigs, with full utility hook-ups and pull thru sites.

There are a variety of different cabin rentals available. Patrons must bring their own linen and towels.

Trailer rentals, seasonal sites, pedal cart rentals for adults and children, a swimming pool, a catch-and-release fishing pond, playground, disc golf, paddle boats, volleyball courts, and an arcade are among the campground’s features.

When guests travel down the entrance lane, they encounter the general store and office, where a statue of Ronald McDonald sits on a bench amidst beautiful flowers.

Charlie and Lucille Strub with their national ARVC award.

Ronald McDonald is linked to a 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award the Strubs received from the United Way in 2010 for their work with the Ronald McDonald House at Hershey Medical Center.

Lucille, very proud of the award, explains that in 2009, a fundraiser was held at the campground that raised over $30,000 for donation to the Ronald McDonald House. The money funded a new bedroom, number 28 at the facility for children with cancer and their families.

Dogwood Acres won the Small Park of the Year Award 2010-2011 from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and flew to Las Vegas to accept the honor.

The campground is one of the 32 highest consumer-rated parks in the United States, having earned an “A” rating for three consecutive years.

Only 32 campgrounds nationwide have been honored with “A” ratings in the past three years. Dogwood Acres is the only Pennsylvania campground of any size to ever win Campground of the Year. The award was bestowed for 2010-2011 by the NARVC. Plaques in the camp office attest to the honors.

Eager to share the campground’s features, the Strubs greet visitors with smiles and answers to questions.

The campground opened April 1, and will remain open seven days a week until closing day Oct. 31.

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