Over 1,000 campers enjoy Amishville during July 4 celebration - Berne Tri-Weekly News

Over 1,000 campers enjoy Amishville during July 4 celebration

The campgrounds were full and so was the new swimming pond at Amishville Camgrounds this past weekend. Co-owner Emily Hines said that several weeks ago during heavy rains, the owners, she and her husband, Jason, and Dennis and Betty Strawn, wondered for the first time what things would be like over Independence Day if weather conditions didn’t change and flooding continued. “In the end, the weather was beautiful and the campgrounds were full,” said Hines. “We are so thankful. Everyone seems to be having a wonderful weekend.” Hines said that she knows that after a dreary June, people were more than ready to get out and enjoy the bright sunshine again. She also attributed at least some of the weekend’s success to the installation of a swimming pond to this year’s attraction. The pond, designed to fit into the décor of an old swimming hole, was full of campers most of the weekend. “It’s great seeing all of the excitement with the swimming hole in,” said Hines. “We had... Read More >