“Come and Go” Caravans
Simply put, shorter “come and go” caravans allow participants to join, leave and/or re-join the caravan at any point. This ideal for working members or those with limited time. Members of units in adjoining states may choose to join a short caravan as it nears their home state.
Participants may be responsible for their own campsite reservations at state parks, thereby taking responsibility for cancellation. They also pay individualized rally fees based on the activities in which they participated.
Spreadsheets and a shorter time period make this easier for caravan leaders to calculate.
For additional information on "come and go" caravans contact Carolyn Beardshear at
To advertise your short caravan, send information to Marion Pember at
FOLLOWING ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF SHORT CARAVANS AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL! MARION PEMBER
2014 Kick Off Adventure (KOA) Caravan
CONTACT BOB BENNETT, 919-467-3681 OR
3/29 – 4/14 2014
MAKE YOUR CAMPING RESERVATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DECEMBER 1, 2013.
This 2 week, 4 stop, Adventure will start our 2014 season of activities for the Piedmont Unit
The schedule is:
Camp at: First Landing Seashore State Park, 757-412-2300
For Reservations call 800-933-7275
2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA GPS 36.91772N 76.05122W
Sunday, 3/30 at First Landing Seashore State Park
Monday, 3/31 at First Landing Seashore State Park
Tuesday, 4/1 at First Landing Seashore State Park
Wednesday, 4/2 Depart First Landing Seashore State Park
Activities may include visits to Williamsburg, Harbor tours of Norfolk, exploring the DelMarVa peninsula, and much more.
Camp at: The Refuge at Wanchese, 252-473-1096
Near Intersection of NC 345 and Baumtown Road, Manteo NC
GPS 35.85282N 75.64358W
Thursday, 4/3 at The Refuge
Friday, 4/4 at The Refuge
Saturday, 4/5 at The Refuge
Sunday, 4/6 Depart The Refuge
Activities may include touring the Outer Banks (N & S) and Roanoke Island
Camp at: Twin Lakes Resort, 252-946-5700
1618 Memory Lane, Chocowinity NC GPS 35.52858N 77.05001W
Monday 4/7 at Twin Lakes Resort
Tuesday, 4/8 at Twin Lakes Resort
Wednesday, 4/9 at Twin Lakes Resort
Thursday, 4/10 Depart Twin Lakes Resort
Activities may include touring and exploring the historic beginnings of North Carolina
Camp at: Wilmington KOA, 910-686-7705
7415 Market St. Wilmington, NC GPS 34.27808N 77.81546W
Friday, 4/11 at Wilmington KOA
Saturday, 4/12 at Wilmington kOA
Sunday, 4/13 at Wilmington KOA
Activities may include touring the Wilmington area and enjoying the NC Azalea Festival
4/14 – Depart, Caravan Ends
HENTZ MINI CARAVAN
The mini caravan scheduled for March 23 through March 29 is taking shape. We will spend two days at Macon, two days at Milledgeville, and two days at Madison. Pat has collected pamphlets and brochures highlighting all the exciting things to see and do in each of these locations.
Here is the plan:
At the conclusion of the Big Bend Rally at Georgia Veterans State Park on March 23, we will travel to Arrowhead Park at Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area. Tobesofkee has two campgrounds so be sure and reserve a site in Arrowhead Park. They have 17 sites with water, electricity, and sewer at a cost of $25. Water and electricity only is $22. Macon has several antebellum homes most notably are the Hay House and the Cannonball House. Macon is proud to call itself home of Little Richard, Otis Redding, and the Allman Brothers. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located in Macon.
On Tuesday, March 25, we will move to Milledgeville, the first capitol of Georgia. We will be camping at Little River Park, a little ways outside of Milledgeville. A “must do” is the trolley ride and guided tour that takes in the Old Capitol (1807), St Stephen’s Episcopal Church (1841), Lockerly Hall (1839), and the Stetson-Sanford House (1825). The cost is $10 per person and a private tour can be arranged for us if we have at least 14 desiring to take the tour. The Old Governor’s Mansion (1839) is another “must see”.
On Thursday, March 27, we will move to Madison. Our campsite will be Country Boys RV Park (Top of Georgia is having a rally this weekend at Country Boys). An “absolutely must do” is dinner at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Ga on Thursday night. A fabulous country buffet in an old turn of the century mansion. Three historic homes can be visited for the price of $10; Heritage Hall, Rogers House, and Rose Cottage.
The caravan officially ends Saturday morning. Pat and I may proceed to Helen, Ga.
Pat and I invite you to join us. Please let us know if you have questions or need additional information. Contact information for the campgrounds will be provided later.
Jim & Pat Hentz (850) 385-3538
The Revolutionary War in the Hudson River Valley
A Caravan from July 19-26, 2014
Unit/Region Caravan No. U-412
led by Debbie and Mark Hammer
Metro NY Unit
This exciting, family friendly caravan will take it’s participants from Fort Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany, one of the bloodiest of the Revolutionary War, through the changing fortunes of Fort Ticonderoga, the Battles of Saratoga that decided the fate of General Burgoyne’s army and the strategic situation of West Point on the Hudson River. At each stop costumed guides and re-enacters will meet us and explain tactics and strategies and bring a human element to the conduct of war.
Along the way there will be time to drive through the Adirondack Park and down the Hudson River Valley and explore the towns of Warrensburg, Lake George, Saratoga, Newbugh and Kingston as well as to enjoy the amenities of the campgrounds we will visit.
Social events will include dinners, cookouts, ice cream socials and lunch at the West Point Officer’s Club.
All campground fees (except as noted), tours, welcome dinner, final banquet, cookout, ice cream social and West Point lunch are included in the kitty fee.
Name___________________________ Spouse Name________________________
Children Names ______________________________________________________
WBCCI #___________________________ Type of Rig_______________________
Fee for 1 Airstream and 2 adults = $795.00 ________________________________
Fee for 1 Airstream and 1 adult = $550 ___________________________________
Child (through age 15) $125 X _________ =________________________________
$200.00 deposit, non–refundable cancellation fee $50.00
Make checks out to Debbie Hammer. Mail to 1647 Park Ave., New Hyde Park, NY
Questions? E-mail: halimer@juno. com
The Historic National Road in Eastern Indiana
October 3 – 12, 2014
The Central Indiana Unit is hosting a come and go caravan along the Historic National Road – the current US Route 40. The caravan will visit small town Indiana starting in Richmond and ending in Greenfield. Some possible stops along the way are historic homes and inns, Antique Alley trails, an Underground Railroad stop, Tiffany stained glass, chocolate candy makers, a Model- T museum, plus walking and biking trails. For information email Ann Newman at
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