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Camping Books for Kiddos

My little girl, who just turned two this month, loves to read. She also loves to come with Mommy when I work during Halloween Weekends. I think she really just loves the treats and golf car.

I’ve been searching for fun camping books we can  read to get ready for the season. Wanted to share a few that I came across … they’re in no particular order. I’ll let you know later if they’re “Addison Approved” or not. 🙂

Camping Spree

  1. A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen. Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation?
  2. OLIVIA Goes Camping by Alex Harvey. Olivia is super excited to have her best friend come along on her family camping trip. However Francine is not a huge fan of the Great Outdoors and is less than excited about the mud, the bugs, and the idea of sleeping in a tent. It’s up to Olivia to help Francine get in touch with her inner nature lover in this funny story that’s based on an episode.
  3. Just Camping Out by Mercer Mayer. Love the “Little Critter” books. Little Critter’s little sister goes on a daredevil night of camping in their backyard-and even spends the night in the tent all by herself.
  4. S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James. Next to baseball and fireworks on the Fourth of July, nothing else seems as American as the family camping trip. From what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you get there.
  5. Curious George Goes Camping by Margret & H.A. Rey. George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!
  6. Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George. Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night.

If you share any of these with your kids let me know what you, and they, think!







Rudy’s Recipe: Potato Boats

Potato Boats

You Need:

  • Large potatoes, baked
  • Sliced ham
  • Cooked bacon slices
  • cheese slices {we like marble}
  • Sour cream for topping
  • Green Onion for topping

Make ‘Em:

Make about six slices across the baked potato; across the small end, not the long end. Make sense?

In between the slices put ham, bacon and cheese. Dot with small amounts of butter. Salt and pepper. Wrap potato in a double layer of aluminum foil that’s been sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Place on the grill on in the coals for about 20 minutes until cheese, ham and bacon are melted together.

Top the Potato Boat dinner with sour cream and green onion if you like. Lots of possibilities here. If you’re not crazy about ham and bacon, you could add cheese and broccoli. Or chili and cheese. Or … whatever you want!

– Recipe courtesy of AppleValleyGirl.






Expansion Photos

Photos of our expansion for 2013. Other than the new Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins can you tell what will be new?







Lake Rudolph Job Fair!

Our Job Fair is taking place this Saturday, February 9, at the Lake Rudolph office, between 9:00 a.m. and Noon CST. If you’re interested in a fun, seasonal job come by anytime during this 3-hour period and fill out an application. We’ll be hiring up to 150 team members for our 2013 season!

Seasonal positions are available  in the following areas

  • ActivitiesLifeguards
  • Housekeeping
  • Blitzen Kitchen
  • Maintenance
  • Grounds
  • Call Center
  • Welcome Center
  • Camp Store
  • Lifeguards
  • Security
  • Slide Attendants
  • Shuttle Drivers

All applicants are welcome! College students, high school students, retirees and others are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, with some positions requiring applicants to be older. Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort is located at 78 N. Holiday Blvd., in Santa Claus, Indiana. Guests attending the job fair should arrive at the main entrance to the campground (located on Highway 245) and will be directed where to park.

Employees who worked at Lake Rudolph during the 2012 season will be contacted at a later date and need not attend the job fair. 🙂

If you can’t make it to the job fair don’t worry. A downloadable application is also available on the Employment Page of the Lake Rudolph website. Or … you can stop by the Lake Rudolph office during regular business hours (Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm CT).  All applications must be returned by February 28, 2013.