We see so many people get to know each other here at Cheerful Valley Campground. Some may meet because their campsites are near each other or maybe their kids met at the playground and family friendships were built from that. Lots of times it happens when one camper helps another. You might be having trouble backing in and a neighbor steps in to help or you might help your neighbor when you see they can’t keep their fire going.
There are lots of opportunities to talk to new people when you are camping. It’s often just part of the conversation that you ask each other where you are from, what you’re camping in, how long you’ve been coming, and things like that.
Then you may find you have a few things in common. Your kids might be the same age or you may know someone who lives near the person you are getting to know. We’ve seen lots of friendships happen over simple things like laundry and walking pets.
That’s part of the fun of camping. People tend to relax and feel willing to meet each other. You might be laughing as you compete in a Ladder Ball Tournament and decide to get together at the campfire that night. Maybe you meet someone who is as serious about Bingo as you are. Most people meet each other over something fun, or in an effort to be of help. We love seeing it happen.
We have campers who have been friends for many years but only see each other here. They catch up each year when they come camping and find out about new babies, kids’ graduations, and health issues that happened throughout the year. They really are good friends and it all started when one of them showed the other how to cook breakfast in a tinfoil packet.
Life is good when you are camping and having friends waiting for you when you get here makes it even better.