Ways to Play when Camping by a Lake!

Everyone knows there is no better way than to take some time from the daily grind to enjoy nature. But, how much more awesome is it to enjoy nature… beside a lake! Not all campgrounds in Virginia offer camping beside their own lake! Today we’re diving into a celebration of all of the ways to enjoy our own 25 acre lake, Lake Ruth Ann at Small Country Campground by unpacking all of the extra ways to play that camping beside a lake offers! Ways to
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Checklist: How to Beat the Heat

If you are going camping during the summer, it is important to always consider that the weather can be extremely hot at times. Staying cool when camping in the summer is not just a matter of comfort. Doing so can help avoid developing heat stroke, dehydration and other potentially deadly complications. We’ve collected a super cool-you-down checklist for your next hot summer camping day!   Water Based Activities Small Country offers gorgeous Lake Ruth Ann, our giant lake toys, two sand beaches, boats for rent,
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Taking PLAY Seriously at Small Country Campground

As Virginia’s Funnest Campground – we take play very seriously!   We ensure there are lots of great ways to play – and new ways to play added each year. Our grounds, playgrounds, lake, pool, bouncing pillow, lake toys and mini golf course engage more families each year. We facilitate lots of fun options each weekend, including firetruck rides, rides on our “Hey” wagon, water games, corn hole tournaments as well as offer game boards! Our families love to visit Small Country Campground because we
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Top Repellant Ideas for Camping: Mosquitoes

We’ve collected the best of the best advice on how to repel mosquitoes during your camping trip. Take a look at our exhaustive list below and pick a few options to add to your gear on your next trip! Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil Mosquitoes just don’t like these oils, so when you put them on your skin they won’t like you either. Mix a half teaspoon of lemon eucalyptus essential oil with a cup of water in your spray bottle and apply to your skin
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Unexpected Benefits of a Game of Mini-Golf

One of our campers favorite ways to play is spending some time on our mini-golf course! This week we unpacked some of the unexpected benefits of a game of mini-golf on the body, mind and on relationships!   If you are looking for a fantastic family friendly activity that everyone will enjoy, check out an afternoon of mini golf. Enjoy mini golf in the context of our Small Country Campground experience — surrounded by the Virginia Hardwood Trees that made us famous. We opened our
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3 Methods for Campfire Cooking & Favorite Recipe for Each!

Camping is for enjoying nature – but enjoying nature includes enjoying great food! Campfires have been used for cooking since the beginning of time. There are a number of creative techniques in most cultures to prepare food outdoors which have been carried and refined through time for recreational use! We’re exploring a few of our favorite methods for cooking over a campfire – and a recipe for each! Before we begin – we must build a good fire for cooking – build your fire early
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Why Families Love Summertime at the Pool

You know summer has begun when the pool is open.  Not all campgrounds in Virginia offer camping beside their own outdoor pool! Today we’re diving into a celebration of all of the ways to enjoy our own outdoor pool at Small Country Campground by unpacking all of the reasons families love summertime at the pool! Plan Your Stay Here at Small Country Campground we take play very seriously!!! We’ve been working hard to add new ways to play and prepare for summer fun ahead of schedule! Take
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17 Genius Camping Uses for Everyday Items

When you’re spending time in nature, these genius uses for everyday items will lighten your load and increase your comfort. Weather has been fantastic for camping, and the season is ramping up. As families pack up their gear and hit the road, these genius uses of everyday items for camping might be a list to keep in mind! Over the years, our campers have come up with some creative solutions while camping! Space is always a premium, but more and more thought has gone into
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Three Types of Camping Trips & How to Plan Yours

We’re all tired of being cooped up for the winter. If you’re anything like our family, you turn towards planning summer experiences when you’ve had enough! As you plan your quality time to enjoy the outdoors this season — here’s what you need to know to plan your best camping this year! Avid outdoor enthusiasts are more than ready to hit the road and check out new & favorite camping destinations during peak camping season.  The benefits of camping in our region are plentiful! We feature a
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Benefits of Camping: Health, Wellness & Relationship

Enjoying the outdoors may have more long term benefits to your health and well being than you realize!With the fantastic weather we have been experiencing this February, our campers need no additional motivation to get outside and enjoy the outdoors already this year. What you might not realize is camping can help you live a longer, healthier life.  Health benefits are not usually the motives that guide our families to pack up for the weekend and escape to Small Country Campgrounds. The reasons we hear
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