After last year’s successful Play and Stay Weekend, the affordable outdoor fun returns again this August at the Pemi River Campground in Thornton.
This year, New Hampshire’s Emerging Workforce — the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 group for newer and younger employees — is helping coordinate the event along with the Social Activities Committee. Camping is free overnight on Saturday, Aug. 8, and there will be a potluck barbecue that night.
SEA Director Kevin Myers said all SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members and family are welcome.
“It’ll be a fun weekend,” Myers said. “There’s lots to do on site to keep everyone busy. You’re welcome to come up just for the day Saturday or make a weekend of it — camping is free overnight Saturday. You can come up on Friday if you’d like, but there is a charge for that.”
Here are some more details on the weekend:
CAMPING: You can camp for free, but we need a $20 deposit to hold a spot for you. The deposit will be refunded when you arrive; if you don’t show up, you’ll lose your deposit. The campground also has other space and campsites you can rent. Once your RSVP using the link above, make sure you pay your deposit as soon as possible.
ACTIVITIES: There’s a playground on site, and equipment to play frisbee, volleyball and horseshoes. You can bring your own equipment for other outdoor fun. You can play mini golf for $5 a person. If you’d like to get out on the water, you can rent a kayak, tube or canoe. All watercraft rentals include a shuttle ride up river. If you bring your own kayak or canoe, you can get the shuttle ride for $5. We encourage you to check out Pemi River Campground’s website for more information, and to book a spot for Friday night.
BBQ: We’ll have a barbecue on Saturday evening. All you’re asked is to bring a dish to share with everyone.
Want to join us? You’ll need to RSVP for the Play and Stay Weekend here.