The RV Rascals chapter currently has 14 members, and we’d love to add more! Even though we currently have no members with children at home, we consider our chapter a “mixed age” group. Occasionally, adult children or various grandchildren join us at a campout or outing, so we encourage families with children to join our chapter.
Our current members are mainly from the Loveland-Ft. Lupton-Greeley area. For driving convenience, we usually schedule our monthly outings within a 2 to 3-hr. drive, with occasional longer trips to campgrounds in Wyoming or Nebraska. Our camping season runs from March or April and hopefully into October, although Mother Nature has challenged us. In November, campouts and activities are chosen for the next calendar year, so members know the upcoming schedule well in advance for planning purposes. We usually camp or meet the third weekend of each month.
We seldom dry camp and favor campgrounds with at least electrical hookups available, such as State Park and National Forest campgrounds, & some private campgrounds. Our current members camp in travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes; all types of camping rigs are welcome. The RV Rascals enjoy hiking, golfing, bike riding, games (like a grandpa-built giant Jenga, bean bag baseball, dominoes, card and board games), plus potlucks, and sitting around a campfire. We’ve taken side trips to the Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary, the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, the Denver Zoo, and events like the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival in Ft. Collins.
Winter meetings are usually lunch at a restaurant, often followed by visiting a museum (such as the Leaning Tree museum, the Ricker Pewter Museum, the Greeley model railroad museum), or bowling, attending a concert, a tour of a candy factory, or occasionally might be a potluck gathering at a member’s home. Other winter outings have been to the Denver Molly Brown House, the “Garbage Garage” in Ft. Collins (Google it!), the King Tut exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and an October tour of Distortions Unlimited in Greeley where grandchildren AND adults were “spooked” by skeletons, monsters, and zombies!! As you can see, the RV Rascals participate in activities to delight members of all ages.
The motto of Family Campers and RVers’ is “Where strangers become friends, and friends become family”. We RV Rascal members are friendly, we are fun, and we do consider our fellow FCRV members as “family”.
Come join us. Come become a Rascal.