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pissed campers

Barbourville, KY

#1 Oct 30, 2008
We just wanted to clear things up a bit. Weeks ago the campers at TP Campground got together and made plans for this weedend. We organized events and planned activities among ourselves. Each camper was assigned a different activitey to be in charge of. It would have been safe,fun and private.
When the word got out the city and Mayor dicided to invite the entire town as a polotical stunt. This destroyed our plans in which that we had invested time and money.
The campers did not organize this weekend for the entire community and do not want the whole community involved. How would you like someone invite the whole town to your house without asking. Yes, it kind of made us madd.
We the campers feel like that we have been taken advantage of because we paid our twenty-five dollars per night to help secure our privacy.
CrazyCamper

Barbourville, KY

#3 Oct 30, 2008
pissed campers wrote:
We just wanted to clear things up a bit. Weeks ago the campers at TP Campground got together and made plans for this weedend. We organized events and planned activities among ourselves. Each camper was assigned a different activitey to be in charge of. It would have been safe,fun and private.
When the word got out the city and Mayor dicided to invite the entire town as a polotical stunt. This destroyed our plans in which that we had invested time and money.
The campers did not organize this weekend for the entire community and do not want the whole community involved. How would you like someone invite the whole town to your house without asking. Yes, it kind of made us madd.
We the campers feel like that we have been taken advantage of because we paid our twenty-five dollars per night to help secure our privacy.
I agree with you 100%! Hopefully the public will be confined in the area around the playground and away from the private campers and camping area. My advice is to stay near your camper at all times because it wouldn't surprise me if you don't have strays trying to come in and make themselves at home in your camper! Also, I think the campers could always organize the previously planned activities away from the crowd, like maybe between the rows of campers or somewhere like that. Certainly doesn't make it right, but at least we might have a tiny amount of privacy. Really a bad situation to put people in.
hey

Barbourville, KY

#4 Oct 30, 2008
pissed campers wrote:
We just wanted to clear things up a bit. Weeks ago the campers at TP Campground got together and made plans for this weedend. We organized events and planned activities among ourselves. Each camper was assigned a different activitey to be in charge of. It would have been safe,fun and private.
When the word got out the city and Mayor dicided to invite the entire town as a polotical stunt. This destroyed our plans in which that we had invested time and money.
The campers did not organize this weekend for the entire community and do not want the whole community involved. How would you like someone invite the whole town to your house without asking. Yes, it kind of made us madd.
We the campers feel like that we have been taken advantage of because we paid our twenty-five dollars per night to help secure our privacy.
What are the plans for the campers?
bville teacher

Barbourville, KY

#5 Oct 30, 2008
its funny i camp at london and i was told the campers brought up the idea of trick or treat there and asked to make it two different nights so they could do it there on fri if they didnt want the public they wouldnt have had to ask anybody to have halloween but i also thought our parks were for everybody
hey

Barbourville, KY

#6 Oct 30, 2008
The camp site is for PAYING campers not the public. The park is for EVERYONE!
camper

Barbourville, KY

#7 Oct 30, 2008
its funny i wonder who doesnt like kids i camp because of my children lets see who camps and doesnt have kids they should camp in a field somewhere else and they would be left alone
parent

Barbourville, KY

#8 Oct 30, 2008
most of those campers have kids who ride bikes on that track with no one watching them and run around all over the park and had 4 wheelers on the track a while back when a 87 year old woman was walking but nobody even cared so it goes both ways
gr teacher

Barbourville, KY

#9 Oct 30, 2008
didnt know they didnt like kids
CrazyCamper

Barbourville, KY

#10 Oct 30, 2008
camper wrote:
its funny i wonder who doesnt like kids i camp because of my children lets see who camps and doesnt have kids they should camp in a field somewhere else and they would be left alone
It has nothing to do with not liking kids! I also have children, as do 99.9 % of the people that regularly camp at Thompson Park. How would you feel if you paid for a hotel room and someone invited the whole county to come to your room? What would have been the problem with having a county-wide halloween celebration over by the waterpark? And exactly who is giving out candy at Thompson Park? Are the campers supposed to give out candy?
parent

Barbourville, KY

#11 Oct 30, 2008
youll have to ask the campers that made the arrangements all i know is halloween is for kids i thought but i guess some dont look at that
gr teacher

Barbourville, KY

#12 Oct 30, 2008
had we known those people that camp over there didnt want kids we wouldnt have sent invites home with the children sorry from all at gr hampton teachers
camper

Barbourville, KY

#13 Oct 30, 2008
not all campers are bad this was planed by campers and the camp host and both were present when decisions were made if it didnt suit someone they could have spoken up if not we would have not asked the city to change the halloween night to thursday and everybody come on fri the city was planning on fri like in the past they changed because we asked
parent

Mount Vernon, KY

#14 Oct 30, 2008
pissed campers wrote:
We just wanted to clear things up a bit. Weeks ago the campers at TP Campground got together and made plans for this weedend. We organized events and planned activities among ourselves. Each camper was assigned a different activitey to be in charge of. It would have been safe,fun and private.
When the word got out the city and Mayor dicided to invite the entire town as a polotical stunt. This destroyed our plans in which that we had invested time and money.
The campers did not organize this weekend for the entire community and do not want the whole community involved. How would you like someone invite the whole town to your house without asking. Yes, it kind of made us madd.
We the campers feel like that we have been taken advantage of because we paid our twenty-five dollars per night to help secure our privacy.
do you feel better now, just maybe you made parents feel bad about bringing there children to Thompson Park I hope you get to have the big time you planned for you BIG weekend! Hope it all clean fun, you do know there are children always around it is a park.
that is right

Barbourville, KY

#15 Oct 30, 2008
parent wrote:
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do you feel better now, just maybe you made parents feel bad about bringing there children to Thompson Park I hope you get to have the big time you planned for you BIG weekend! Hope it all clean fun, you do know there are children always around it is a park.
I think some of the campers just want to be able to drink & party. That's why they don't want kids around, but again they were drinking & partying in front of thier own kids at daniel boone camping
just wondering

Barbourville, KY

#16 Oct 30, 2008
why are so many teachers posting right now? Should you all be in class teaching the kids?
let down

Corbin, KY

#17 Oct 30, 2008
so r we allowed to come over to the park or not i have been looking forward to this all week i was bringing my kid for the hay ride but i dont know about it now i guess were not welcome oh well it wont be the firt time
Hey

Barbourville, KY

#18 Oct 30, 2008
By all means, lets take the one good thing that has happened in Barbourville in a while and destroy it! This is a perfect example of why Barbourville can not have anything. Get a life!

A few bad apples, and I do mean bad apples, spoil the whole damn basket.

Thanks to the City of Barbourville for such a wonderful park. It a blessing for the children of this community.
lol

Somerset, KY

#19 Oct 30, 2008
yeah i was bringing my kids but now i dont think i will they dont need your candy ..i believe since u dont want any kids there u might do something to it since u campers are pissed off but hey thats just my opinion hopefully your not that dumb ...my kid was really lookin forward to the bonfire and stuff
camper

Barbourville, KY

#20 Oct 30, 2008
Please come to the RV campsite for trick or treating. Don't let what a few campers have said keep you away. They will be lots of campers there who will welcome you. It's going to be great fun!!!
Hope to see everyone there at 5:30 for the hayride & bonfire. Please wear warm clothes!!
Truth

Barbourville, KY

#21 Oct 30, 2008
pissed campers wrote:
We just wanted to clear things up a bit. Weeks ago the campers at TP Campground got together and made plans for this weedend. We organized events and planned activities among ourselves. Each camper was assigned a different activitey to be in charge of. It would have been safe,fun and private.
When the word got out the city and Mayor dicided to invite the entire town as a polotical stunt. This destroyed our plans in which that we had invested time and money.
The campers did not organize this weekend for the entire community and do not want the whole community involved. How would you like someone invite the whole town to your house without asking. Yes, it kind of made us madd.
We the campers feel like that we have been taken advantage of because we paid our twenty-five dollars per night to help secure our privacy.
I would think that as far as the campground is concerned, it would be a fairly simple matter of roping that area off with yellow tape to separate it from the rest of the park. I would think the city would work with you on this and help you keep it private. I can certainly understand that a mob of unsupervised children could be not only an anoyance but a safety concern.

However, if you're miffed that you will not have the entire park as your private playground, you really have no right. It is a public park.

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