It takes some RVers a while to get used to the “community” feeling that can be found at many RV campgrounds. While RVing can be a solitary experience, for most RVers owning and traveling by recreational vehicle, it immediately means gaining admittance into the RVing community. This community feeling is especially evident at RV campgrounds. That is, it’s evident to those who are willing to get out of their used travel trailer and get involved.
For some, jumping in to the RVing lifestyle is simply natural, but others need a little more direction. RVers who aren’t sure where to start, but want to get involved and experience that comfortable and relaxed feeling of community can go back to the basics. RVers that want to encourage and experience the feeling of community that is often available at popular campgrounds should rely on their basic instincts. Consider the fallbacks that most knew and loved as children and get the other campers rounded up for some outdoor games.
Popular, Spontaneous, Community Games:
- Capture the Flag
- Hide and Seek
- Touch Football
- Flashlight Tag
- Kick the Can
- Freeze Tag
- TV Tag
- Four Square
- Blind Man’s Bluff
Some may have deceived themselves into thinking that these “childhood” games are only for kids, but the grown ups having the most fun know better. Most people who find themselves at an RV campground wondering what they should do for the evening are on vacation. What better way is there to relax and enjoy than to remember how to have fun like a kid?
The best way to get out and create a sense of community that all at the campground can enjoy is to get something started and invite the entire group to join in. Make everyone feel comfortable. Get excited about getting out and getting to know the other RVers. RVers come from all walks of life and they are a major part of what keeps being on the road interesting. RVers who are attempting to live life on the road as an “island” are missing out on a lot of the flavor that makes RVing such a popular method of travel.
For RVers who have taken such a long hiatus from “childhood games” that they can’t remember what’s what and who’s who, more details will follow. Rules and strategies for various outdoor games will be outlined in a series of articles to be released in April 2012. Watch for more information through the blog, newsletter and Facebook page.