May 2014 | Issue 304    

Woodall's Recognizes Normandy
Virtual Tour
Fresh Catch at Kamper's Kitchen
Looking for a new RV?
Thoughts to the Sinclair Family
Southern New England Good Sam Family Fest
Earth Day at Normandy
Gone Fishing!
Activity Schedule 2014
Summer Seasonal
Birthdays and Anniversaries



Must-See Stargazing Events of 2014

Some of the best memories from camping trips come from just staring up at the stars and taking in all of the beauty that surrounds us. It's hard to do that anywhere but in the woods while you are away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. You never know, you may just see some amazing phenomena if you look up at just the right time! Here are some of the best stargazing events of 2014 that you can't afford to miss!

April 14-15: An "M&M" Night: During the overnight hours, it will be a night first for Mars and later for the full moon. Mars will come to within 57.4 million miles of our planet, making its closest approach to Earth since January 2008. As a bonus, later that very same night, North America will have a ringside seat to a total lunar eclipse. This total lunar eclipse will be the first one widely visible from North America in nearly 3.5 years.
May 24: A Possible Outburst of Bright Meteors: Perhaps the most dramatic sky event in 2014 could come at the start of Memorial Day weekend. In the predawn hours of Saturday, May 24, our planet is expected to sweep through a great number of dusty trails left behind in space by a small comet (known as P/209 LINEAR). This unusual cosmic interaction might result in an amazing, but brief, display of meteors, popularly known as "shooting stars." There could be many dozens, or even hundreds, of meteors per hour, experts say.
Aug. 10: Biggest Full Moon of 2014: On Aug. 10, the moon turns full at 2:09 p.m. EDT, and just nine minutes earlier it will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2014 at a distance of 221,765 miles, making this a so-called "supermoon."
Aug. 18: A Brilliant Double Planet: An hour before sunrise, low in the northeast sky, the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will be strikingly close together. The two worlds will be separated by less than two-thirds of the apparent width of the moon in our sky, making for a very eye-catching sight.    
Oct. 8: Another Total Lunar Eclipse: Across central and eastern North America, the moon will set while still completely immersed in Earth's shadow. The moon will pass to the north of the center of the shadow, with totality lasting one hour. As a consequence, we might expect a relatively bright eclipse, possibly featuring a coppery red hue across the lower part of the moon, contrasted by a brighter upper rim.
Oct. 19: Near Collision of a Comet with Mars: All eyes will be on the Red Planet in October as Comet C/2013 A1(Siding Spring) will pass extremely close to Mars. The comet will come so close, in fact, that its may create a stupendous shower of meteors as seen from the Martian surface.
Oct. 23: A Partial Eclipse of the Sun: The moon's penumbral shadow will fall over much of North America as well as extreme eastern Siberia, producing a partial solar eclipse. In the east, the moon will begin its encroachment onto the sun's disk as it sets.
Dec. 13: The Geminid Meteor Shower: The Geminids, regarded by many observers as the best of the annual meteor showers, has the misfortune of occurring during the time of a last-quarter moon, which will pretty much squelch all but the brightest meteors, but still look for those shooting stars to make a wish on! 


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Woodall's Recognizes Normandy
Sharon Beaumont, Activities Director at Normandy Farms, was quoted in the recent Woodall's Campground Manager newspaper highlighting recreation in the camping industry. 
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Virtual Tour 

Did you know that you can take a virtual tour of Normandy Farms?  That's right! Click here to view. 

Fresh Catch at Kamper's Kitchen
We are excited to announce that we have a new concessionaire operating the Kamper's Kitchen, with an awesome new menu! Click here to check it out. 
  • Spring: open Fridays 5pm-10pm, Saturdays 7am-10pm, and Sundays 7am-2pm
  • Summer: open 7 days a week; 7am-10pm
  • Fall: open Fridays 5pm-10pm, Saturdays 7am-10pm, and Sundays 7am-2pm
Serving breakfast from 7:00-11:00, lunch and dinner from 11:00-8:30, & pizza & appetizers 8:30-10:00
Looking for a new RV?
On Saturday May 17, MacDonald's RV will be displaying several of their RV's in our Safari field located across from the Recreation Lodge.  Also, join us at 8:00AM for a Continental Breakfast in the main lodge provided by MacDonald's RV.  
Thoughts to the Sinclair Family
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to the Sinclair Family as they grieve the loss of our long time guest, Alex Sinclair, also known as Mark Sinclair's father, who passed away suddenly last week.  Pat, Mark, and their family are in our prayers.
Southern New England Good Sam Family Fest!   
September 12-14, 2014
Come join Massachusetts and Rhode Island Good Sam for a weekend of camping, smiles and good times at Normandy Farms. You will be entertained by the likes of Acoustic Rick and Daddy-O, complimentary breakfast Saturday, guest appearance by Sammy, and bus service to area shopping outlets.  Call us to make a reservation or for more information, visit Good Sam. 
Earth Day at Normandy
As an activity on Earth Day, April 22nd, we planted trees at Normandy. We made rain gauges first and then planted the trees. Everyone loved it!   
Here are some Earth Day tips: 
1. Incorporate the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle 
2. Conserve water
3. Energy savings
4. Plant trees, flowers, gardens
5. Eat organic when possible, locally grown, seasonal, and non-genetically modified 
6. Use non-toxic cleaning supplies
7. Reduce all forms of air, water, and land pollution 
Gone Fishing!
We just had hundreds of rainbow, brook and brown trout delivered to our pond so you can enjoy some catch and release fishing!
Activity Schedule 2014
Visit us and discover why Normandy Farms has been widely recognized as one of the premier resorts in the world by the Travel Channel, Outdoor Network and the National Association of RV Parks. The Normandy Farms Lifestyle is all about enjoying a variety of activities, amenities, and entertainment that provides the opportunity to relax, socialize, to learn and grow, and to strengthen and energize the mind, body & spirit!   


Option #1 April 1 - Nov 30 (w/onsite storage Dec 1 - Mar 31)

* 1 or 2 adults $7298
* Family rate $8513 (1 or 2 adults and their unmarried dependent children)
Electric is metered and is charged to the seasonal guest


Option #2 May 1 - October 31 (taking unit off site) 

* 1 or 2 adults $6376
* Family rate $7458 (1 or 2 adults and their unmarried dependent children) 

Electric is metered and is charged to the seasonal guest  
Birthdays and Anniversaries

May Birthdays

Chris Galvin 5/1, Mike Murphy 5/4, Courtney Costa 5/6, Ed Duffy 5/15, Jonathan Parker 5/19, Jenna Marie Hall 5/19, Christopher Ryan 5/19, Paul Gunnard 5/22, Zachary, Jacob, & Kayleigh Harris 5/23, Michael Pendergast 5/24, Debra Gunnard 5/26, Shaun Daniels 5/30, Diane Larson 5/31.


May Anniversaries

Rita & Dick Parker 5/18, Jack & Jean O'Connor 5/23, Diana and Jim Blais 5/26

We look forward to providing you and your family with the finest services and amenities for a truly memorable camping experience.




The Daniels Family

Normandy Farms