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Petting Zoo, Pow Wow, Horseshoes
Tamworth Camping Area welcomes you and your family to the best in traditional New Hampshire camping. We have what it takes to make the perfect camping vacation, providing your ticket to all of the famous attractions of both the Lakes and White Mountains regions, but also with oh-so-much to do right here at the campground! For starters, how about swimming, fishing or tubing? These only begin to cover the endless recreational opportunities which abound at the campground. A full schedule of organized weekend activities is also available throughout the season, including dances, pot luck suppers, and professional entertainment. And don’t forget to visit our barnyard animals … a must see for all ages!
We begin our season with the New Hampshire Inter-tribal Native American Powwow in May, and, in October, end with central access to two of the best county fairs in the region.
2016 Activity Highlights
Saturdays Memorial Day through Labor Day
Crafts for All Ages: 10:00AM - 1:00PM • Hay Wagon Ride: 4:00PM
All of our dances are FREE to registered campers. Children and adults are welcome.
Other activities may be added as the season progresses. Check back for details.
May
May 6-8 Clean-Up Weekend. FREE CAMPING. Call to reserve your site.
May 20-23 Traditional Native American Powwow Expanded Celebration. 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily.
May 27-30 Memorial Day Weekend: Dance with DJ Skot Pare, Make Your Own Sundae, crafts, games, contests.
June
June 3-5 Anniversary Celebration! All sites $35 per night.
June 10-19 Motorcycle Week. Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae on June 18th.
July
Holiday Weekend July 1-4 (three day minimum)
July 4 Fourth of July Family Day, Town Parade, and Fireworks.
July 2 Family Dance with our favorite band “Bittersweet” plus crafts, games & wagon ride.
July 9 Karaoke with Good Tymes Music. Bring your voices - YOU could be a star!
July 16 Christmas in July - Santa! Pot-luck Christmas Feast, campsite decorating, and Yankee Swap.
July 23 Oldies Dance with DJ, Skot Pare. Trivia contest. Tie Dye crafts.
July 30 Beef Roast / Pot Luck Supper and fund raising raffle for the Wounded Warrior Project. Check our Facebook page for details.
August
August 6 Haunted Campground. Trick or Treat, campsite decorating, games, bonfire.
August 13 “Tropical Weekend” with Club Finz DJ, campsite decorating, river race, family dance with DJ.
August 20 Medieval Weekend. Welcome “Fechtschule Frisbee” as they practice 15th Century sword and armor techniques - registered campers welcome to observe their drills and games. Special medieval crafts. Pig Roast.
August 27 Dance with the Shana Stack Band. Country Western themed activities.
September
September 2-5 Labor Day Weekend. Family Dance with Bittersweet, Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae, Hay Wagon Rides, Special Crafts/Games.
September 9-11 New England Home Brewers’ Jamboree: Friday Night BBQ. Saturday Live bands, Homebrew Competition & Tasting, kids’ games, food, fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation.
October
October 2-9 Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine.
October 7-10 Columbus Day Weekend. Last three-day holiday of the season.
October 8-10 Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, NH. Last fair of the season.
Clean-Up Weekend - May 6-8, 2016
Camp for free* in exchange for helping us clean up the camping area. We require three hours of work from each person in your camping party over the age of 10 years. * You may have the campsite from 4:00PM on Friday to 1:00PM on Sunday by raking, picking up trash, etc. on Saturday morning from 9AM to Noon. We also invite you to join us for a Pot-Luck Supper on Saturday evening. Each family or couple is asked to bring either a casserole, salad or dessert (enough for eight servings) and your own plates and utensils. Coffee is provided. Bring your own cold beverage. Please call us at 1 800 274-8031 to make a reservation! Full for 2016!
Anniversary Weekend - June 3-5, 2016
Dana and Laurie Bonica are celebrating 33 years of owning and operating Tamworth Camping Area. We invite you to camp in any campsite for $35.00 per night on this weekend, and we will be celebrating with a party serving cake and ice cream along with special activities. Please bring pictures to share from your past camping trips here with us! Special recognition for couples also celebrating their June Wedding Anniversaries. All welcome!
Haunted Campground - August 6, 2016
Tamworth Camping Area will be holding its 17th annual Haunted Campground in 2016. Enjoy Trick or Treats after decorating your campsite. Then get ready for a Hay Wagon Ride through the Haunted Campground where campers have decorated their sites in the eerie essence of the spirit of Halloween. But watch out! You never know what might jump out at you. The Hay Wagon will lead you to the Pavilion where you can play games, have a flashlight candy hunt, and where there will be recognition for all costumes. Refresh yourself with Laurie’s famous “blood punch”, then move on to end the evening at the Fantastic Bonfire! Held from 7:00PM - 10:00PM, this event is Free to registered campers only.
Heifer International
Each year we conduct activities throughout the summer at Tamworth Camping Area to raise money for Heifer International. We have sustained our support through the years because Heifer is one of the few non-profit organizations which addresses the root causes of poverty and need, while maintaining a slim administrative budget (less than 20% of funds received.) Heifer International has been feeding the hungry in the USA and around the world since 1944, helping more than 4 million impoverished families in approximately 110 countries and 35 states become more self-reliant through the gift of livestock and training in their care. Their rule is that each family who receives an animal must give away the first born to another needy family willing to learn to feed themselves. A non-profit organization, rooted in the Christian tradition, HI joins with people of faith everywhere to work for the dignity and well-being of all people. HI provides 24 types of food and income producing animals, as well as intensive training in animal husbandry, environmentally sound, sustainable farming practices and community development. Heifer International is a member of InterAction and of International Service Agencies (#0315). For more information, visit Heifer International online at www.heifer.org or call 1 800 422-0474. Tamworth Camping Area has been supporting HPI for 20 years through our activities and hope you will join us in this effort. Visits to their Northeast Headquarters, Overlook Farm ,are welcomed and provide first hand knowledge of the ongoing work of Heifer International. Please send donations to: Heifer International, Overlook Farm, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543.
Please Help Us to Continue Supporting Heifer International
Every year for the last 20 years or more we have held events and activities supporting Heifer International, contributing between $200 to $520 each year to their worldwide missions. Pancake breakfasts, various craft and game activities, and raffles have been some of the projects we have employed. In recent years we have designated funds to specific needs. One year we raised $260.00 for Heifer International which we were able to match for a total Tamworth Camping Area contribution of $520.00. This amount of money bought a water buffalo (the source of real mozzarella cheese) a llama (just like our Charlie) and a goat, all of which provide food, fiber and future income for many families in need of a way to sustain their lives. The last two years we have designated our contributions to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Heifer International had ongoing programs there before the earthquake, and several years later, the need continues. Thanks so much for your help. Please join us again this year for more fun events for Heifer International!
Farm Report
If you have never tasted farm fresh eggs, you are in for a treat! We sell eggs from our chickens in our camping area country store, as they are available. Many have shells that are blue, due to the type of chicken laying them! A raft of chickens and roosters, along with summer swallows, keep the barn bug population at bay. Over the years, we made some long planned renovations to our animal barn to accommodate the various animals which continuously appeared on our doorstep. Many of our older goats and sheep have since passed away, so our overall menagerie is diminished. At one time we were feeding 20 plus animals twice a day, and that's before any new lambs were born! The cost of hay and feed has risen dramatically recently, so we have had to decline any new requests to "take in" any other animals. Which leaves all the more attention for our rascal of a mini-horse, Boomer, our retired thoroughbred, Grace, our goats, Emma, Blue, Purple and Trouble, our "dowager" ewe, Lena, and our steadfast guard llama, Charlie. In the spring they are joined by three or more pigs, usually named, Ham, Bacon, Sausage and/or Pork Chop, who mysteriously disappear in late September, only to reappear the following spring to recapture their youth! Such is the rhythm of farm life, which puts us in close contact with some of our food supply. We are currently looking at two little mini horses who may be joining Boomer in the barnyard.!

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