A Summer Update…

Hello to all my Blog followers.  I apologize that you have not seen a blog for a while but I finally have a breath to write to you.

As many of you know we lost Brian, our Facilities Manager this year.  He left and went to Kansas City to run his own campground; something he always wanted to do.  We wish him the best of luck.

Due to his departure, I loaded our car and headed back to the park in early April.  I brought Helga with me and left Maggy in Florida with Lattie the puppy and Nicki, our cat.   From the moment I arrived,  I have taken just one day off so that the campground would be ready for the season.  With 45 rental units, 38 acres of leaves, and 4 bath houses you can imagine the work involved to get this place ready.

Lots of folks have often said that running a camping resort would make a well-watched reality TV show and they were right.  To facilitate the projects, I stayed in one of our Park Models.  I could get up early and work late without the hassle of driving back and forth to Cape May.  I really enjoyed staying in one of our rentals.  It was a good way to see what is needed and what is not.

Fast forward:


We have the park looking beautiful:


  • All the lovely Cannas are in bloom all over the park. These bulbs are planted every year, they triple in numbers, and are removed and stored every winter to protect them for the spring planting.

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  • We installed a super fun jumping pillow for the kids which is opened from 10-7 every day and is located adjacent to the playground.
  • The pool looks great with a new salt generating system that turns salt into chlorine. Easy on the skin and a lot less chlorine is required to sanitize the pool.
  • New ping pong table and corn hole now available at pool side.
  • A large electric awning has been installed in front of the Pavilion to give sun and rain protection as needed
  • We ordered and will soon install a new galvanized tent that will be 20X40 for activities including Halloween for 2019. This year, by popular demand, we will return to a Halloween wagon ride around the park.
  • To keep the wood dry we built a 30X40 roof and installed galvanized siding to ensure a quality fireplace for you and yours.

The list just never ends so I will not bore you to tears.  The bottom line is that we continue to give you a superior product at Holly Shores for you and your families to enjoy for many years to come.  We are still a private, family owned camping resort.  We have no intention to sell Holly Shores to any Wall Street corporate giant.

Best regards and Happy Glamping to you and yours!

Dave and Maggy

& Christine and Bill

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