We have some exciting news to share. We bought a Scamp camper.

Shawnee National Forest – Pine Hills Campground

It’s a tiny fiberglass camper, lightweight and just 13 feet long. Last summer up at Whitewater Lake in Wisconsin, we saw a Scamp parked in a driveway. I immediately fell in love with these tiny little campers. After casually browsing used Scamps for sale over the winter, we purchased one this spring. Our family has taken several camping trips with the Scamp, and the kids are really enjoying their little bunk beds.

Thomas Woods – Marengo Ridge Conservation Area in Marengo, IL

Our Scamp is a 2018 model, though these trailers have been around since 1975. Ours sleeps 4. Billy and I share the almost full size bed and the kids sleep in the bunk beds.

Our bed in the Scamp

Our Scamp has a kitchenette with a stove and sink, but no bathroom. We prefer to use the facilities at the campsites instead. It’s filled with lots of cabinets and a little closet for storage. It has heat, which was great on our first camping trip in May when it got down to the 40’s at night. It doesn’t have air conditioning, but the powerful fan and large screen door have kept us cool.

We’re still planning on tent camping, since we love hike-in sites, but we appreciate that the Scamp will allow us to extend our family’s camping season from early spring to late fall. We also like having the Scamp for when we camp in places like the Smokies, where bears might wander through our campsite.

I appreciate all the emails I received during my lengthy hiatus from blogging. I hope everyone is having a great time camping this summer, and I always enjoy hearing about your favorite places to camp.