Start of Season Info 2019

April, 2019


Welcome back. We’re really happy you’re here for season 2019. We’re opening the campground for you only this Friday, April 19. We’ll open up to the public next weekend. But now, it’s time to camp. Before we do though, we have several things to share with you. Some old, some new... although all of them are important, of course :). Read on…  

First, we want to enthusiastically welcome our new seasonal site family members:

  • #S5 Carol Carlson & #S18 Mark & Denise Robinson

  • #301 Greg & Kim Bremseth & #321 Karen McIntyre & #322 Mike & Deb Lange 

  • #420 Charmaine & Brian Jans & #426 Christina & Bret Masek & #431 Mike & Colleen Zak 

Next, we’ll review a few start of the season items that are important to know:

Your Camper
Electricity. Is a major expense for the campground. We need everyone to do their part to conserve. Please don’t run your air for weeks at a time between visits. It doesn’t take long to cool your trailer down when you get here.

-Septic pipe. Your camper needs a tight seal on the septic pipe. All lines should be PVC, no septic hoses. The campground will supply all the 3” piping you need. I can help you with the fittings and equipment you need to accomplish these secure connections.

-Hoses and cords. They all need to be tied up so that we can easily trim under and around your camper. When you connect your water to your camper, flush your water lines by letting it run in your sink for awhile. That will take out any air bubbles which will help the septic system to start working again. 


-Garbage. It’s picked up only on weekends: Friday-Sunday around 9a.m. & 4p.m. If you’re here during the week (or after we pick up on Sunday afternoon), you need to get your garbage to the dumpster. There are four dumpsters in front of the two silos near the entrance. 

-Recycling. in Iowa it’s illegal to put corrugated cardboard in the landfill. If you have empty boxes to dispose of (including pizza boxes), don't put them in the garbage. Leave them along side your garbage OR next to the dumpster and we'll take care of them.

-Your canoes & kayaks. Please store your river equipment on the racks in the Lean-to, not under nor around your camper. Put them in the racks that are open.

-Golf carts. They are not recreational activities for your kids--esp on the weekends when we have a lot of additional campers. In fact, your golf cart needs to be properly insured for use at a campground. We have three rules about golf carts: (a) drive slow. (b) drive on the roads only. (c) drivers must be at least 12 years old/6th grade. 

Social info
Seasonal Directory. We updated our 2019 seasonal directory (attached) to reflect this year’s membership. Please look it over and let us know if you want to modify anything in your listing.

-WiFI. Your seasonal WiFI network is a dedicated signal just for our seasonal family. It’s faster than the standard HFCR network and it’s secured with a password: Welovehfcr19.

-HFCR Website. A new menu item, Seasonal Login, has been added to our website, This page is dedicated to our seasonal family and you need a password to access it. The page  includes three sections:

Events & Activities calendar of things happening at the campground
News & Reminders about important information we sent you via email or newsletter
Community posts & discussions in our Facebook Seasonal-only (closed) group.

The password for Seasonal Login to is the same as your wifi password: Welovehfcr19.

Facebook. A new closed group, dedicated to seasonal campers has been created on our Harvest Farm Facebook page. You can request to join anytime. You can also add other seasonal site members once you’ve been accepted. The group will be convenient for planning activities and sharing pics & info regarding all things seasonal at Harvest Farm.

Okay, that’s enough to get us started, I think. Oh, wait. We updated the “Rules to Camp by” which appears on the other side of the map that we give to campers on the weekends when they check in. You’ll probably want to check your awareness of the rules, as they apply to everyone. But it will also provide you with a map of the whole campground to put on your fridge :)

Finally, anybody who has to move in a camper or relocate one already here, please check with me first; some of the lawns are still way too soft to drive over.

We’re so grateful to have such an amazing family of seasonal site members this year. Yep, every one of you. Thanks for being so great!