Every Friday evening at 9pm we start a bonfire in our community bonfire pit in front of the swimming pool (between the camp store and the bathhouse). It's a chance to enjoy a bonfire you didn't have to work hard to start.
Each bonfire we will offer a free s'more to each guest. We are going to offer the traditional s'more of graham crackers, a chocolate bar, and a marshmallow each time. But we are also going to mix-it-up each week and offer a special treat for those brave souls. We were pleasantly surprised at the selection of marshmallows available at the store. And of course the substitutions available for the typical Hersey's chocolate bar are endless.
So on your next camping trip to Maple Ridge Campground, stop by the bonfire at 9pm on Friday evening and see what treat we have that night.
We started a new tradition at the campground last year. Every Friday night, we get a campfire going at our new community bonfire pit located in front of the pool. We moved the start time back to 9pm this year to give people more time to set up their campers and get all settled. Once you're ready, head over to the campfire and enjoy a free s'more on us. We will try and have a new twist on the traditional recipe for the s'mores each week. The bonfires give our seasonal campers a chance to mingle with each other. The bonfires also give the weekend campers a chance to enjoy a bonfire without having to get one going on the first night. We, as owners, will be there as well. It gives us a chance to relax and socialized after a hard week of campground repairs and before a busy weekend of campground activities. So on your next camping trip at Maple Ridge Campground, make sure you stop by on Friday night.
I think we had a very successful first Holiday here at Maple Ridge Campground. First off, the weather we requested was PERFECT! Sunny, warm but not too hot. The pool was open and refreshing. We had crafts, BINGO, a coloring contest, multiple tractor-wagon rides, a Bounce House, face painting, and temporary tattoos. We had the campstore open and stocked as well. The rain didn't come until Monday mid-morning as a reminder to our guests that the holiday was coming to an end and it was time to go home :)
The Bunce family is mom and dad and 5 kids. As it worked out, we each have a birthday (1 a month) from April to October, the same months we are open for business. So we came up with the idea to have a birthday celebration at the campground each month. We will pick a weekend closest to the actual birthday to celebrate. Jaden (13) and mom learned from a family friend how to decorate cupcakes. So we will sing "Happy Birthday" and have free cupcakes once a month at Maple Ridge Campground.