Campers Invade Muskingum County

by Emily Baird on July 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

359 campers are taking over the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Those who are part of the Good Sam Club, which has 30,000 members in Ohio alone, are gathering to do some camping. Ohio State Director, David Spragg, says many of these folks are still young at heart.

"Camping’s very popular for this group. These people are between 60 and 97. We have a lady who’s 97-years-old, and she’s still camping. She comes in with her daughter, but she used to drive until she was about 90-years-old, " says Spragg.

These camping trips have allowed campers to experience different parts of the area. They cook out together, play games, and take tours of local "hot spots."

"We dump about $50,000 in a week’s time. When I buy food, I just went to one of the groceries and bought over $1,000 in hot dogs and buns, so that helps the economy. I’m from Zanesville so I’m glad to be here, " says Spragg.

The campers will be in Zanesville through Sunday.