By Shelly Khushal
If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, why not try camping?
It’s a great way to get some alone time or reconnect with family and friends. And it doesn’t matter your style – car camping, tent camping or RV camping – York Region’s got you covered.
Here are some local camp sites to check out this summer:
Bare Oaks Naturist Park– East Gwillimbury
Bare Oaks is a year-round naturist park where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. Naturism is more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical and psychological benefits. Bare Oaks is a year-round naturist park where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting.
Cedar Beach Trailer & RV Resort – Whitchurch-Stouffville
Located on Musselman’s Lake in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Cedar Beach offers 41 tent campsites and six “secluded wilderness” sites, plus two pools, a hot tub, and more. Ponderosa Campground & Trailer Park – Mount Albert
This 50-year old campground, located on Hwy. 48 in Mount Albert, features six camping areas with serviced sites (water, power, and sewer hookups) and sites without services, plus a pool, playground and more. Perfect for the family looking for the comforts of home in the beauty of nature.
Sibbald Point Provincial Park – Georgina
Sibbald Point has six group sites that accommodate 15 – 50 people. Water taps and vault toilets are available on site. Sites are a 15 minute walk to the beach and a five minute walk to the comfort station. The sites are available primarily for youth groups. Reservations can be made online or by phone. The campsite also offers car-camping in 10 different campgrounds, offering both electrical and non-electrical sites.
Neezh Meegwunun – Georgina Island
This family campground on Georgina Island offers sites with no restrictions on the number of tents. Arrangements can be made for hydro, but you must call ahead and there’s an extra charge. The island is accessed by ferry so check the schedule here before heading out. This camp provides an Aboriginal experience of wilderness camping.
First time camper? Here is my list of must haves:
Pots, pans, camping plates/cutlery, disposable plates (we use paper so we can recycle in our fire), marshmallow skewers (game changer), cooking spray, serving spoons & tongs, cooler, pop-up dishwasher, dirty dishes bin, dish brush, drying mat, hand soap, dish soap, sponge for dishes, foil paper, food tent, paper towel, table cloth and zip lock bags or Tupperware for food storage.
Shelly Khushal is a busy mother of two and an active member of the York Region community, always keeping abreast of the social scene, latest trends and products; highlighting fun events in and around York Region.