July 2015 | Issue 316             

Father of the Year
Rudy Found A Home!
BMX Bike Jam
July 4th Fireworks
Activity Schedule
Popups For Sale
Birthdays and Anniversaries



10 Must Have RV Items For Your Next Trip

Ever wonder how some campers make camping look so easy? Sure camping is incredibly fun (we love it for a reason) but it is also a lot of work! It's really all in how prepared they are for the trip. Most of the time you'll forget something, but if you have these 10 items, your trip will be that much more relaxing and fun!

1. Micro Blender: For RVers short on storage space, a single-serve micro blender is a great addition to even the smallest RV galley. These powerful blenders perform a variety of kitchen tasks ranging from making breakfast smoothies to blending sauces.

2. Cast Iron Cookware: Cast iron pots are one of the most versatile kitchen tools around. They can be safely used on the stove, in the oven and over any campfire without damage. There are a ton of different recipes you can try with cast iron gear.

3. Folding Step Stool: If you had a nickel for every time something was out of reach then you would probably have enough nickels to purchase a folding step stool. These are great for reaching the high cabinets, washing the RV, messing with the awning, and countless other tasks.

4. Extra Hoses and Cords: Whether it is water hose, sewer hose, or a 30/50 amp extension cord, it is better to have too much then not enough

5. Portable Ice Cube Maker: Freezing cube in a RV can be a pain. Many folks end up making trips to the general store to keep coolers full of ice.

6. Mini Solar Device Charger: Power is always available when the sun is out, as long as you bring the right equipment. Keeping your gadgets charged has become an important part of our lives (or your kid's lives).

7. RV GPS: We know a few folks who still carry paper maps, but most RV'ers have converted to some form of GPS device. Some use their smartphones and tablets. Most decide on a standalone RV GPS unit that is purpose-built to find routes for you based on the height and weight restrictions of a RV.

8. Tire Pressure Monitoring System: a tire pressure monitoring system isn't cheap, but having a blowout while driving on the highway could be a lot more expensive (and dangerous). Many seasoned RV owners install an add-on system if their rig didn't come with tire pressure sensors.

9. Tank-less Air Compressor: A portable tank-less air compressor is handy for small jobs from filling bicycle tires to topping off a spare tire during a roadside emergency. Look for units that can pump to 150 psi and run on 12 volt and/or 120 volt. Tank-less compressors can also be used to winterize your RV.

10. Safety Stuff: When you are traveling and away from home enjoying the outdoors it is a "when" not "if" situation when it comes to safety and injury. This inspires many RV campers to carry a thorough first aid kit, life vests (for children primarily), and reflective vest (roadside emergency).

Happy Camping!


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Father of the Year 2015  

Congratulations to our Father of the Year, John Chapman and to the runners up Dave Mendoza, Fred T., and Jason C.! All of these awesome Dads played hard and had fun at our Half Decathlon!

We loved seeing these Dads have some fun at the horse races this weekend!

Rudy Found A Home!
Rudy came to Normandy Farms over our Dog's Day Weekend with PAWS New England Rescue Organization.  Along with several other dogs, Rudy was looking for a loving home and he found one!

Click here to read the full story.  If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a dog, contact PAWS New England.
BMX Bike Jam
Join us for the 2nd Annual BMX Bike Jam on Saturday, July 4th at 2pm. Click here for details.   
July 4th Fireworks

Looking for amazing fireworks? Here's a brief list, but our Concierge at our Reception Center has a complete listing of fireworks, including directions to celebrate the Fourth! 

  • Sharon (120 Beach Street) Friday, July 3 at 9:30pm
  • Bellingham (60 Blackstone Field - High School) Saturday, July 4 at 9pm
  • Patriot Place (Gillette Stadium - parking area) Friday, July 3 at 9:30pm
  • Walpole (Joe Morgan Memorial Field on Stone Street) Friday, July 3 at 9:30pm
In order to ensure that all guests are registered, we will be utilizing a wristband program where all children (aged 3-17) will be given a Normandy Farms wristband to wear during their stay.  The wristbands will be distributed from our Hospitality Station when it is staffed, otherwise they will be given out at the Reception Center.  These wristbands are required for children to access the pools and planned recreation events. If you are expecting visitors during your stay, please be advised that visitors between the ages of 3-17 will also be issued wristbands. Please notify us if your occupants have changed since you made your reservation so that we can update the number of wristbands that will be issued. Thanks so much for your support.  
Activity Schedule 2015
Popups For Sale + A FREE WEEK of Camping!
We have 2 new 2015 spacious popups that sleep 6 available for rent for the 2015 camping season. Click here for details and call today to reserve. These popups will be available for purchase after the season. Secure the purchase of your new popup with a deposit by August 1st and you'll receive a FREE WEEK OF CAMPING at Normandy Farms!  Click here for details.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

July Birthdays
Jason Luciano 7/3,
Sydney Rose Devaney 7/5, Marilyn Newton 7/8, "TJ" Clifford 7/13, Andrew Thornton 7/13, Sofia Svanholt 7/17, Tommy Ryan 7/19, Janet O'Reilly 7/25, Mark Sinclair 7/30.

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