Camp Ozark, a camp in northwestern Kentucky, is now offering RV rental options for a fraction of what it used to charge.
The company’s new campers can rent the company’s “camp cottage” at a discounted rate and are even offered discounts on camp meals.
“It’s a way to have some fun and be able to be at home in the woods,” camp manager Chris Van Eijen told the Courier-Journal.
“We get to be a little bit of a family.”
The company, which offers camping and RV rentals, also hosts several “camp party” events.
The campers have to pay a $2 fee per day, and if they’re not home for more than two days, the company will refund the difference.
However, Van Eichens wife is also a camp counselor, so there’s a good chance the couple will have to work the entire weekend.
The “camp-in-the-woods” campground is only accessible by foot or horseback, so you may have to camp on the property.
“If you need to go anywhere, it’s going to be hard to get there,” Van Eijkens wife, Sarah, told the newspaper.
“I’m going to tell you, I just wanted to take a break and get some things done.”
Van Eienden said the company has found that people who come to camp are more willing to give up their own belongings and take on the chores, but that he still has reservations about campers getting too close to his property.
He said he wants to be able “to take the time to talk with the people and make sure they’re enjoying it.”
The campgrounds owner said that he wants campers to be safe and comfortable in their RV campsites.
“Some people get out and start fighting with other people,” he said.
“And I don’t think it’s appropriate for that to happen.”
Campers must pay the campground fee before they can camp there.
“There are times when you might not be able do that, and we want to make sure everyone has a safe place to stay,” he told the Kentucky Courier-Press.
The camping company has been operating for the past five years, and they’ve been doing a good job.
But Van Eihnens wife has been making reservations at the property all summer.
“So I think it really depends on how much they want to help and how much of a support they need,” she told the paper.
“You know, it could be a good idea to take it to the police if there are fights, but I don, I don´t want to see any trouble happen.”
Van Jenders wife is going to camp next week and said she plans to make the most of the company.
“People are really friendly and we love it,” she said.