NCA Announces 'Great Escape' Details

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June 28, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Rhode Island Campground Owners Association is hosting the Northeast Campground Association's (NCA) 2011 "Great Escape" Sept. 13-14 at Timber Creek RV Resort in Westerly, R.I., hosted by Bob and Carol Crandall.

David Tetrault, NCA executive director, sent out the following invitation to NCA members and friends:

On Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 12 p.m. we will begin with a Welcome Lunch sponsored by CheckBox Systems followed by an NCA Board Meeting. At 5 p.m. everyone will jump on a hay wagon for a tour of Timber Creek and enjoy Happy Hour. Dinner anyone? Evergreen USA is providing their famous Lobster & Steak Dinner to conclude our first full day. Yum! In the evening we will gather for a crackerbarrel to discuss whatever may be on our minds within the camping industry.

The breakfast and dinner meals on Wednesday, Sept. 14 are sponsored by Dura-Bilt and Timber Creek. Our day begins with a full breakfast at Timber Creek and then we leave for a bus tour of some great Rhode Island treasures, including historic Watch Hill, stopping at Whispering Pines Campground and Wawaloam Campground. After lunch at Wawaloam, the bus will continue on to Newport Harbor and we will enjoy a 90-minute Rhode Island Lighthouses and Newport Harbor Cruise. Following the cruise, we will be treated to refreshments at Worden's Pond Campground and a coastal tour. That evening we will be spoiled with a BBQ Chicken & Rib Dinner upon our return to Timber Creek RV Resort.

As we all prepare to head home on Thursday morning our hosts, the Crandalls, will be serving a continental breakfast to start our day off right!

Ready to Register?

You will find a full program and a printable registration form at

Price per person due to our generous sponsors is $65 per person for two full days enjoying the best the state of Rhode Island has to offer!

Thanks to the sponsors for the 2011 Great Escape!

  • Timber Creek RV Resort
  • Dura-Bilt
  • CheckBox Systems
  • Evergreen USA
  • Whispering Pines Campground
  • Utility Supply Company
  • Wawaloam Campground
  • Philadelphia Insurance Co.
  • Worden's Pond Campground

Is your company interested in sponsoring an event during the Great Escape? Please call Cyndy at (860) 684-6389

Enjoy Free Camping or Offsite Affordable Accommodations!

Want to camp at Timber Creek at no charge for the Great Escape? To reserve your complimentary site – limited number available – call (401) 322-1877 and mention the Great Escape.

Interested in staying in a local hotel?

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Call (860) 599-2400 by Aug. 16 and mention the "Convention for Campground Owners/Timber Creek Great Escape" for the $79 room rate. The hotel is located at 349 Liberty St., Pawcatuck Conn. 06379 approximately a 12-minute drive from Timber Creek.

The Winnapaug Inn

at 169 Shore Road, Westerly, R.I. Reach this property at (800) 288-9906 and mention Timber Creek Great Escape for the $79 per room rate. The Inn is approximately a 9-minute drive from Timber Creek.

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