Camp Host Tip for Easter

Easter Fun in the Campground

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Here's an idea to help campers enjoy the Easter Holiday in your campground:

Buy a bag of candy and a set of plastic Easter eggs at the dollar store.  Before hiding the eggs around the campground, put a note inside each egg:  "Bring to Campground Host for 1 piece of Easter candy"   Be sure to hide some in plain sight for the littlest ones and to draw-in the older children.  You may need to tell the parents what you're up to.

It is a mistake to put candy inside the eggs as critters may find them first.  Besides, we're always looking for an excuse to interact with campers in a positive way.

 Hiding Easter eggs in the campground

Hiding Easter eggs in the campground

If you are expecting a full campground for the Easter weekend you may want to buy more eggs and candy.  But be sure to keep count of them so you know if any were undiscovered after all the campers are gone.  Then you can have fun hunting your own Easter eggs!

 Tillicum Beach Campground - Brush Bunny

Tillicum Beach Campground - Brush Bunny

We had fun with this in Tillicum Beach Campground, Oregon Coast, in 2012.  Children brought the eggs, with their parents, to get their Easter candy.  Then they came back when they found more.

One lady was camping by herself and watched one of the resident brush bunnies kicking at something on the edge of the bushes.  Curiosity finally got to her and she had to get a closer look.  The bunny was kicking a plastic egg off its path.