April 2015 | Issue 313             

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We're Open!
Weather Center
Kamper's Kitchen
Best Wishes
Our Sympathy
Look Ahead
Popup Rental
Earth Day
Spring Spectacular 2015
Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Protecting Your Camper From Damaging Snow

With over 100 inches of snow this season, it is no surprise that we are counting down the days until spring, warm weather, and the camping season. This winter has set records on the amount of snowfall and freezing temperatures, which is a recipe for disaster. All around the northeast, roofs are caving in and people are rushing around to find snow rakes and shovel off the roofs of their homes, businesses, and stores. One thing you might be forgetting about is your camper! All of that snow is increasing the amount of pressure on the roof of your summer home away from home and all of that pressure can cause serious damage if it is not taken care of. Here are 3 tips for removing snow from your camper roof safely and efficiently.

1. Use a plastic shovel: metal shovels, even ones with a metal edge, can scrape the delicate lining off of your roof and cause major damage.

2. Avoid scraping ice and using ice melt: melting and refreezing ice is a pain and can cause leaks in your camper, but trying to break that ice up can sometimes be worse. It could potentially harm the roof that the ice is fastened to and ice melt will get rid of the ice, but the chemicals can also leak into your camper, which is never a good thing. Just leave the ice to melt on its own and be vigilant of leaks in the spring.

3. Be cautious of vents and other vulnerable areas: there are plenty of vents and other important things on your roof, so make sure you know where they are and be careful when shoveling and maneuvering around them.

The main point is to make sure you get all of the heavy snow off of the roof in a safe way for both you and your camper!

Happy camping and bring on the spring!

 

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We're Open! 
In spite of all the snow, we're officially open!  Brush off that RV and come join us for a weekend of camping!
Weather Center 
Curious about the forecast for camping?  Check out our weather center and view our live video feed.

Just click the "Weather & Webcam" button in the upper right hand corner of the website.   
Kamper's Kitchen 
Will be opening Friday, April 10th.
  • Spring/Fall: open Fridays 5pm-9:30pm, Saturdays 7:30am-9:30pm, and Sundays 7:30am-2pm
  • Summer: open 7 days a week from 7:30am-9:30pm
Best Wishes
To Bob Deimel, former team member at Normandy Farms, who just underwent triple bypass surgery.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery!  
Our Sympathy
We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of James Masters, a former team member at Normandy Farms.  Our condolences go out to his loved ones during this difficult time. 
Look Ahead... 
Here's a look ahead at our exciting weekend activity schedule:
Popup Rental
We have 2 new 2015 spacious popups that sleeps 6 available for rent. Click here for details and call today to reserve. 
Earth Day: 22 Ways to Go Green
As nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, campers have a special reason to want to go green this earth day. Protecting the earth from the damaging effects of some of our less-considerate lifestyles is something that we need to take more seriously than ever. Especially if we want to preserve what we love so much: the trees, fresh air, clean water and ample space to set up camp. Since Earth Day is April 22, here are 22 ways that you can take the "green initiative" when you come camping this year!

1. Designate barrels for all of your recyclable goods and teach the family how to properly separate trash.

2. Use rags to clean up messes rather than paper towels. The trees will thank you!

3. Clean up after your pet. Make sure that pet waste is picked up and disposed of properly so that it does not flow into water sources or on to anyones shoes!

4. Take shorter showers! While we pride ourselves on clean restrooms and appreciate that you could spend lots of time in there, a 10 minute shower uses about 25 gallons of water! Save some for the fishes and keep your showers short.

5. Make a bird feeder out of recycled materials. Try a milk carton or a plastic jug, cut out a hole and fill it with birdseed. The birds will be around your campsite a lot more knowing that you're providing a good meal!

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Spring Spectacular 2015

Apr 1 - Memorial Day
Let Normandy Farms be your home away from home. Just say "no" to spring cleaning this year and go camping instead, less crowds means more room for you! Select from available sites and stay situated from April 1st thru Memorial Day.

Package Includes:

  • Unlimited Camping with activities every weekend
  • Indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center
  • Includes school vacation week and Memorial Day weekend
  • Fewer people means more room for you!

Rates

  • $1140 for two people + $150 w/sewer + $120 w/cable*
  • $1490 for a family (1 or 2 adults and their unmarried dependent children) + $150 w/sewer +$120 w/cable*
    *Electric is metered

Limited availability for sewer sites. $100 deposit due Memorial Day for the following season and payment in full is due by March 1. One month's notice is required for cancellation. Payments must be made via cash or check.

Birthdays and Anniversaries
April Birthdays
Alexander Skladzien 4/6, Georgina Krain 4/8, Phil & Paige Iacobocci 4/10, Peggy Miller 4/11, Sandy Mercier 4/11, Eric Kristenson 4/14, Ellie Clifford 4/16, Mike Hogan 4/18, Jennifer Bryant 4/19, Dylan Curtin 4/21, Karen Webster 4/25, Elaine Armstrong 4/28, Elmer Sulkowski Jr. 4/30.

April Anniversaries
Rich & Barbara Harris 4/5, Angie & Al Sundling 4/19, Shawn & Lisa Conroy, 4/21, Fran & Bob Lally 4/24, Janice & Rick Rose 4/24
We look forward to providing you and your family with the finest services and amenities for a truly memorable camping experience.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Daniels Family

Normandy Farms