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CalARVC and Partners Promoting Diversity

Editor's Note: The following story appears in the Feb. 1 issue of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC's) "Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates."

CalARVC and Camp-California’s NexGen Committee have been working hard with Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro. We are helping to broaden the message that “camping is a fun way to get your kids outdoors” to the African-American community.

In October, Meaghan Bertram of Vineyard RV Park and CalARVC’s NexGen chair (somewhat appropriate as she is expecting twins!!) coordinated the second camping trip for Rue Mapp and her two children. Owners Don and Mieke McQueen of Big Sur Campground & Cabins were the hosts and El Monte Rental out of Oakland provided the motorhome. And finally, Bob and Pamela Hamilton of RV Dream New Radio, accompanied the Mapp family. We have photos and video interviews.

Rue Mapp

Check out Camp-California’s channel at RV Dream New Radio and listen to Rue explain her background and mission. Then check out the video of Rue’s daughter talking about how great camping is in an RV while she’s eating a s’more!!! While at RV Dream New Radio….check out CalARVC member channels and see how Bob and Pam can bring your park to life on the web.

Since then Camp California’s publicist coordinated an interview of Rue on NPR radio! Listen here.

And this past week RV News Network got in and interviewed Rue as well. Listen in as Rue shares her RV experiences!

CalARVC member, Stockton Lodi KOA will host Rue’s next trip in mid-April. Look for more stories, photos and interviews from Rue and her family.

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