Good Sam Takes Kids on a Virtual Camping Trip

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Good Sam Takes Kids on a Virtual Camping Trip

Have you ever camped in the “great indoors”? Good Sam brought the fun of camping into kids’ homes in a recent Virtual Camping Event held near Portland, Oregon. Good Sam partners, Tiffany and Caleb Remington from @UsTheRemingtons, joined forces with Kumon of Beaverton in a special Zoom call to 50 students ages 3-15. Kumon, a nationwide chain of math and reading tutorial centers, provided the learning center for the event.
Tiffany & Caleb at the Kumon Center in Portland, OR
During the three-hour “campout,” students took part in outdoor-themed trivia, bingo and a scavenger hunt. Students even participated in a tent-building competition for prizes! True to the camping spirit, many of the students slept in their makeshift tents that night. One participant made a special tent for her dog; another student built her tent near the fireplace to simulate the experience of staying in an actual campsite.
Prizes for best tent included from hammock a light-up scooter.

Tiffany and Caleb, who were in town as part of the Ultimate RV Show, also made 90 “camping backpack kits” for the students, who picked them up in advance. For the Remington’s, the virtual campout was designed to alleviate the stay-at-home blues suffered by kids throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Due to COVID, many students have been experiencing isolation and a loss of connection due to moving school mostly online. We wanted to create an experience where they could see friends and also enjoy something virtual that is not classwork."

Tiffany Remington

Katherine Jones, owner and instructor of Kumon of Beaverton, enthused, “Tiffany and Caleb created such a wonderful event. The students still talk about it. Who would have thought of going camping on Zoom?”

The event was part of the Good Sam Be Good Do Good initiative, which encourages campers to give back to their communities. The Remingtons can be found online on Good Sam’s Instagram account and their personal Instagram account.