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Chapters and Groups are created by Explorer RV Club members who want to get together more often than once a year at our a national rally. This is where you’ll find news and updates from our Explorer Chapters and Groups across Canada.


Happy Campers – June Campout 2020
CANCELLED until June 2021

By Virginia Pray

There are a few spots left for the spring campout in Bracebridge. The dates are June 14–18, and you will be able to arrive on the Saturday this year. Location is again at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., J.D. Lang Activity Park. Registration is $25 per person and camping fee is $100 per unit to be collected on Monday morning. Site hydro is 15 amps, water via your own hose and dumping station is available. The theme this year is Hawaiian. An agenda will be sent out in May to those registered; there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations. For more information, contact Ken and Virginia Pray at or phone (705) 765-6315.

Happy Campers – August Campout 2020

By Bill Webb

Site: Collingwood Fairgrounds

Date: August 10–14

Registration fee: $25 per person, payable at time of registration

Camping fee: $35 or $40 per night (four nights), depending on the number of campers attending; pay at the meet and greet on August 11

Hall and facilities: For our sole use, including clean washrooms; no showers. All units reasonably close to hall, on level ground, with 20 amp hydro for each unit. Fill up your onboard water tank on arrival or bring a long hose. Dumping station on site.

An agenda will be sent out in July by email

Contact Doug Callow well ahead of the campout if you are thinking of early arrival for any reason.  Please note that, if we are able to approve some early arrivals, a camping fee will apply for the additional night.

You can sign up at any time (early registration guarantees a spot) by emailing Doug Callow at or call (705) 984-3546. We welcome new members.


Quinte Wagoners Chapter
All camping/events are CANCELLED until further notice

By Bill van der Valk

We are now approaching the end of our winter break for the 2020 Camping Season and looking forward to taking out our rigs for our first camp.  We do have to mention that some of our members are still using their campers but in a warmer location.  Thankfully there are always RV Shows to attend to perk up our camping needs.

We in Ontario have enjoyed a milder winter with snow and then warm spells where we can see green grass and smell spring in the air.

Our first camp for 2020 is being held at Smuggler’s Cove RV Camp in Prince Edward County.  We have scheduled the camp for Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, May 12–14.

If you wish to attend this camp please contact them directly at . When you book please tell the camp you’re with the Quinte Wagoneers so they will place you with our group.

If you wish to join us for a camp or two, please contact me at


Southwestern Ontario Chapter
We have decided to cancel our get together at Warwick Conservation Area from June 23 to 26 due to concerns about COVID-19. 

By Martha Knight

Southwestern Ontario RV Explorers have a busy summer schedule lined up. We will be getting together once a month at various campgrounds to enjoy campfires, shared meals and many fun activities. We are starting May 19–22, at Cedar Rail Family campground in Chesley. We are celebrating our 15th anniversary as a chapter at this campout. For more information contact Martha Knight at On June 22–25, we will be camping at Warwick Conservation Area. The following month, July 14–18 we are at Greenacres Campground in Kincardine and then Dreamaker Family Campground, Southampton from August 11–14. Our last campout of the season will be at Bissel’s Hideaway, Ridgetown, from September 14–18. It looks like another wonderful season. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact our President Michele Garraway at


Ottawa Group?

Looking to connect with other solo campers who might be interested in getting together for short camping trips in the Ottawa area and beyond.

We’re two retired teachers, with a small motorhome, who like to camp, from May to October each year.

If you are interested in being part of an informal camping group, please contact us at or


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter

By George Joseph

There has been practically no activity in our chapter so far this year other than a few telephone conversations and email messages between members. Our May meeting did not materialize due to Covid-19 and of course we could not hold our usual Spring Rally in June.

Our reservations are still in place for September at the Harold W. Duffett RV Park in Eastport but, although the province has been doing very well as far as new Coronavirus cases are concerned, we have decided to hold off on going ahead with the rally for another couple of weeks in hopes that the current restrictions are relaxed a bit more.

Una and I spent the July 1st holiday at Shriners Park and it was quite enjoyable. It was a beautiful warm dunny day and a Canada Day parade around the park was organized. It ended at the recreation center where participants were served Canada Day birthday cake and pop or juice outdoors where seating had been set up and appropriate ‘social distancing’ was rigorously observed.

Hope you all have a great summer. Stay safe.

For information concerning our club and its activities please contact me, George Joseph, at or (709) 256-3796.

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