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Go Camping for Fathers Day

campingWith the cold days gone and temperatures rising, why not consider a camping trip for Father’s Day. Spending the day in your Class B Motorhome provides the opportunity for breathing fresh air, feeling the warm rays of the sun and enjoying some spectacular scenery. Spend special one-on-one time with Dad while boating, fishing or hiking. Many family operated campgrounds around the country create unique events in celebration of the day.

At Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, the Bakers Acres Camping facility features relay races not found anywhere else. The Diaper Change Race provides fathers with the opportunity of displaying their childcare skills, as men race along a course with dolls in strollers. Stopping at the changing station, they remove and replace mock dirty diapers and run back to the finish line.

Another race offered by the destination has dads competing in meal preparation. While dressed in bathrobes, slippers and hairnets, each father fashions a peanut butter and jelly sandwich accompanied by a glass of juice for each of their children. As the children sit at a distant table loudly complaining of hunger, the men may only deliver one food item at a time. The man completing the task first wins the race.

All enjoy a trivia game where fathers must answer questions based on children’s culture. Questions might include naming cartoon characters or naming celebrities of popular children’s television shows. The event promises side-splitting humor for all. Other competitions occurring during the fun-filled weekend include a baked bean contest and a s’mores feast around the campfire.

Other campgrounds hosting special Father’s Day events around the United States include:

Buttonwood Campground in Mexico, Pennsylvania, which offers fathers a special breakfast. The location also hosts a pedal toy race comprised of father and child teams.

Frontier Town Campground in Ocean City, Maryland, hosts a father/child look-alike competition along with a hairy leg contest.

Lake Bluff Campground in Wolcott, New York, hosts a strawberry shortcake eating competition along with a fishing tournament and a Giga ball rolling event along with other activities.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach, California, offers many different events throughout the weekend that include a DIY cardboard boat race.

Pine Acres Campground in Oakham, Massachusetts, features a fishing contest along with an ugly tie competition.

Smoky Hollow Campground in Lodi, Wisconsin offers kids the chance to make gifts for their dad along with holding a redneck invention competition.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Harrisville, Pennsylvania has a father/child miniature golf competition along with horseshoe contests and a free breakfast.

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