Fun Family Activities at MARVAC Member Campgrounds and RV Parks

Fun at a Pure Michigan campgroundLooking for a fun family getaway to a Pure Michigan campground? Experience horseback riding, luau parties, scavenger hunts, fishing or simply whiling the day away in a wading pool. Whatever you like to do on your camping trip, our MARVAC member campgrounds offer something for everyone.

Campgrounds and RV parks are well-known for being seasonal social spots, with numerous families returning to the same site year after year. For many, it is a sense of camping camaraderie that brings them back to the same spot, time and time again. While some families are hoping for peace, quiet and campfires, other families are looking for activities that can only be done during a Pure Michigan summer. If you are one of those, a visit to Michigan RV & Campgrounds can assist you in discovering a campground that offers plenty of outdoor fun.

Get active. From fishing to horseback riding and from trail hiking to canoeing, if your family enjoys an active vacation, there is a campground and RV park just waiting for you to take advantage of their many amenities. Let’s get started with Harbortown RV Resort in Monroe which has a Go Kart Plus track, miniature golf and batting cages. At River View Campground and Canoe Livery in Sterling, families can canoe, kayak or tube on the Rifle River. Horseback riding is the tour du jour at Double RR Ranch in Rothbury, along with golfing and wagon rides.

Get wet. Many MARVAC member campgrounds are located close to water—big and small. For example, Holiday Camping Resort in New Era, near Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan, offers a heated outdoor swimming pool in addition to being close to the Lake Michigan shoreline. On the other side of the state, Lake Huron Campground in Carsonville, not only has a heated pool, but a 20-acre lake complete with a private beach. The campground is also only 30 minutes from Port Huron. Outdoor Adventures in Bay City, offers a wading pool, lazy river and pools, as well as full hook-up and pull-through sites for RVs.

Beach funGet involved. Many MARVAC member campgrounds offer community-planned events and activities. For example, Genesee Otterlake Campground in Otterlake, has special-themed weekends all season long, including Christmas in July—complete with photo opportunities with Santa—and a Water Wars weekend in August with super soaker games and an ice cream eating contest.Berwagana Campground in Caro, puts on an 80s-themed weekend as well as a luau party weekend. Be sure to check your favorite campground website to see what events they have scheduled.

Get creative. If a planned event isn’t your family’s cup of tea, consider creating your own games. Glow in the dark ring toss, Tic Tac Toe on a tree stump or a nature-themed scavenger hunt are three easy, inexpensive fun games perfect for families of all ages. Get creative and construct a sandcastle or twig castle. Make a bug mansion out of a glass jar or plastic container, add some furnishings (twigs and leaves), food and water and keep it in the shade. Just don’t forget to release the bugs at the end of your trip!

Get going. Find your perfect getaway destination, with or without an RV, at Michigan RV & Campgrounds. Visitors can search by region and favorite features like cabins, swimming, canoe rentals, pet-friendly and laundry facilities. Whether you want complete serenity or lots of activities during your camping trip, there are plenty of MARVAC member campgrounds that offer something for everyone.