Taking a few minutes when you arrive at your campsite to set everything up will save you time and headaches for the rest of your camping trip. Hopefully these tips can give you some ideas how to organize your campsite.
Camping requires some basic supplies like a tent (or RV), sleeping bags, lanterns, and cooking supplies. But there are also some extra supplies for your campsite that will make your camping experience much more enjoyable for all involved.
Maple Ridge Campground officially opens for the season on April 15, 2016. That makes April 16/17 opening weekend and we can't wait. Friday check-in is anytime after 2pm. We will be having our Friday Night Community Bonfire with a new start time of 9pm. So get off work, set up your camper, and come join us for a bonfire with free s'mores.
On Saturday, stop by the camp store for a treat. Also be sure to visit the newly remodeled bathhouse. Jarrod worked long and hard over the winter to get it into tip-top shape. We will have kid's bingo at 1:30pm on Saturday. It's a free activity for the kids and all winners get to pick a prize out of the treasure chest. We will end Saturday with our Wagon Ride at 6pm. Kids under 7 need a parent to ride with them. The blue tractor will drive you around the campground for a relaxing tour of the 38 acre property.
Relax Sunday morning and check-out anytime before 2pm. Our anytime ac...
We have updated our Nearby Attractions page on the website to include more local attractions in the Michiana region. We know we can keep you busy and happy at Maple Ridge Campground, but for even more fun check out some of these cool places.
Nearyby museums include The Studebaker Museum, HealthWorks! Kids' Museum, and The History Museum in downtown South Bend. For guided tours, visit The University of Notre Dame, Amish Acres, The Quilt Gardens, and The South Bend Chocolate Factory. After your visit, please let us know how you liked it so we can pass along any information to our other campers. Also, if you know of fun local places to visit, please let us know so we can add it to our webpage and check it out ourselves.
We are so excited that Spring is finally here at Maple Ridge Campground. We heard it wasn't really a bad winter here in Northern Indiana, but none the less, we want camping weather to return. We open for our second camping season on Friday, April 15, 2016 and are counting down the days. Spring cleaning has begun on the property. We lost many branches and trees from heavy winter winds that need to be cleaned up. The roads need a new coating of gravel. The camp store needs to be restocked. All hard work, but all fun jobs too. Can't wait to see you again this season!
Maple Ridge Campground is ready to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. We have Sparky, the clown coming to make balloon animals on Saturday. We have face painting on Sunday. We have kid's bingo, crafts, tractor-wagon rides, and temporary tattoos. The swimming pool will be open and the water temperature will be really refreshing! As of today, we have a few of each type of campsite. We have Primitive Tent, Modern Tent, and 30amp/water. Call us today to reserve your site with your credit card.
Maple Ridge Campground opens Wednesday, April 15, 2015! We have been busy moving our life’s collection into the house on the property. We should finish the move today so we can move onto the “fun” things like turning on the water to the campsites, stocking the store, and cleaning up all the leaves and sticks on the ground.
My mom, who has been a great help this week, asked me yesterday what our plans were for today. I literally had no idea. We are taking this adventure one day at a time. That reminded me of a Pinterest quote I have saved…”You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.” That is definitely the current motto of MRC, because we don’t have any of it figured out and we have to keep moving forward. Opening day is 8 days away!
Most adults remember a family camping trip from their childhood. The memories range from a great (dry) weekend outdoors in nature, to a (wet) cold nightmare running away from a wild animal. Whatever the experience, that trip created a family memory for life.
Today's children need that outdoor, back-to-nature experience as well. Too much time is spent scheduled, planned, and indoors. Make a committment this year and every year to take your kids camping.
We have a closing date of Monday, March 30, 2015 to purchase the campground. We get possession 7 days later, right after Easter. We couldn't be happier to get started on this next chapter of our lives.
The current owners have started the spring cleaning and setup. They are going to teach us how to open up the campground for the season. Luckily, they aren't moving far away and said they would be available to help make our new adventure less scary.