August 2014 | Issue 307       

Junior Olympics 2014
BMX Bike Jam
Jimmy Fund
Chicken BBQ
Pick Your Own Fruit
New WiFi System
Raw Bar & Clambake every Saturday night!
Southern New England Good Sam Family Fest
Events Not To Be Missed
Popup Rental
Birthdays and Anniversaries



8 Tips For Safe Grilling

Summer is the season for grilling. Food just seems to taste better when it's cooked outside and hot off the grill. When you're camping, you might cook every meal on the grill! But what many people forget is that grills can be dangerous and destructive if they're not used safely. Each year there are over 8,800 grill fires in the US that cause over $96 million dollars in property damage and hundreds of injuries! To avoid injury and damage, follow these grilling safety tips and enjoy that summer barbecue!

    Grill outside and away from your house, porch, or play areas.
    Always lift the lid before igniting the flame.
    Keep your grill clean by removing any grease and build up.
    Always keep a 3 foot area around the grill clear of any items or plants.
    Designate someone to stay with the lit grill at all times.
    Use soap to check for bubbles or leaks in gas hoses and bottles.
    Always remember to shut the gas off after grilling and let the grill cool with the lid open.
    For charcoal grilling, make sure to deposit cooled coals in a metal container with a lid.

Happy Camping! 


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Junior Olympics 2014
Congratulations to everyone who participated and especially the winners!
Preschool: Rebekah Hall and Daniel Dalton

6 & 7: Caroline Queenan and Jared Cook

8 & 9: Hannah Rogge and Joseph Quinn

10 & 11: Stephanie Mauro and Nate Casey

12 & 13: Olivia Williams and Aiden McCarty

14 & over: Lauren Ragone


BMX Bike Jam 2014
On August 1st 2014 at 2pm Hosted by Dennis Lynch & Dylan McManus
Normandy Farms will be holding a BMX competition at the pump track located in Safari 4.  A demonstration will be held at the beginning of the event where riders from the local BMX community perform stunts and put on a show for the guests and contestants. Following up the demo will be a wall ride contest on the pump track's featured curved wall, and a speed and style jam. Music will be played, spectators and riders of all skill levels are welcome to watch and compete. Hope to see you there!

6-12years Longest/Highest wins
Teen & Adult Longest/Highest wins
Rules: each rider gets 2 attempts
Prize: NFCG Just Won It T-shirt

6-12years  Heat
Teen & Adult Heat
Riders will compete for fastest time around the track while being judged on tricks, style, and flow of track.
Each heat will have a 15 minute non-stop session with all riders trying to get as many runs in during the 15 minute period.
The riders final score will be based on their best run.
The winner is selected for the fastest time around the track along with style and tricks.
Prize: 6-12 Animal Edwin Grips
Prize: T & A Pair of Fly Ruben Tires
Jimmy Fund
Normandy Farms Campground has been raising money for the Jimmy Fund for 31 years. We are enthusiastic each year to raise as much money as possible to help those who suffer from cancer. We generated $1588 for the Jimmy Fund over our popular Halloween Week with many thanks due to the Haunted Alliance (featured in photo) who were amazing! We also made $777.00 on Casino night and $198 at the Ice cream social.
The combined total for all events, plus previous years is now $275,441!    
Chicken BBQ 
BBQ on Saturday 8/23 starts at 4PM next to the Recreation Lodge with games and prizes. Food is served at 5PM. Tickets cost $12 per person.

Includes 1/2 barbequed chicken, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon and punch.
Please note, you must be a camping guest to attend the dinner and a 2 night stay is required. Click here to purchase today - tickets sell out! 
Pick Your Own Fruit
  • Tangerini's Spring Street Farm - blueberries, flowers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes and other vegetables. Millis, MA | 508-376-5024
  • Ward's Berry Farm - Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Sharon, MA | 781-784-3600
  • Gianetti's U-Pick Blueberries - Franklin | 508-528-9430
  • The Big Apple - apples, blueberries and raspberries. Wrentham, MA | 508- 384-3055
  • Apples- Cooks Valley Farm in Wrentham & Jane & Paul's Farm in Norfolk
  • Strawberries- Jane & Paul's in Norfolk & Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon
  • For a bountiful local farm stand carrying the freshest veggies, flowers & delicious ice cream, visit Flint Farm Stand in Mansfield.
New WiFi System

We're excited to announce that we've installed a new wireless internet service. This service is complimentary to all of our guests and is designed to keep you in touch with family and friends while staying with us.   

Raw Bar & Clambake every Saturday night!   
Join us the Kamper's Kitchen from 5:30-6:30 for Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Littlenecks, Oysters, and Cherry-stones. All items will be sold by the piece.
Authentic New England Style Clambake starts at 6pm with Corn on the Cob, steamers, fish, sausages, hot dogs, white and sweet potatoes, onions, seasonings, and 1 1/4lb lobster with drawn butter at $25/person.
If you are not a fan of seafood we will have other specials available from the kitchen. We strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to ensure that we have enough for everyone. Tickets are available at the Kamper's Kitchen.
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.

You do not have to be a Good Sam member to attend.

Events Not To Be Missed
Medeira Field, New Bedford
Founded in 1914, this traditional mid-summer event has become the largest Portuguese Feast in the world & the largest ethnic festival in New England, attracting more than 30,000 visitors. The fest features Portuguese & American food, live music & entertainment, midway, carnival rides & the largest parade in New Bedford.

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Fort Adams-Newport, Rhode Island. Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, this event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island- a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery & awe-inspiring architecture. The Newport Jazz Festival was founded in 1954 as the first jazz festival in America & has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the worlds leading established & emerging artists. Check the website for the full 2014 lineup

ST. ANTHONY'S FEAST! August 29-31 
Boston, Massachusetts 
Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony's Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. Named the "Feast of all Feasts" by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.

Click here for a complete flyer of our Area Attractions for August 
Popup Rental    
We have a popup available for rent and we're now taking reservations for 2015.  Click here to check out the details.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

August Birthdays
Timmy Morgan Jr 8/1, Judy Mitchell 8/4, Bryan McLean 8/9, Ryan Doyle 8/9, Tom Clifford 8/12, Patrick Malala 8/12, Corrinne Daniels 8/14, Patsy Daniels 8/16, Kayla Thomas 8/16, Janelle Gasson 8/17, Marcy Kelly 8/20, Marcia Galvin 8/24, Jim Pendergast 8/25, Lincoln Thyng 8/26, Faye Shurdut 8/28, Heather Curley 8/29, Paul White 8/29, Janis Pendergast 8/30, Duce 8/30, Sandy Favaloro 8/31.

August Anniversary Celebrations
Bob & Lorraine Frechette 8/2, Faye & Hill Shurdut 8/13, Bob & Sue Latuga 8/17.

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