Thanks to Bryan McMillan, captain of team bootySTRONG for writing these helpful camping tips! Bryan and his crew takeover a section of Bootyville each year and make it one of the most vibrant areas of the campground!
First off, who wouldn’t want to go back to the office and be able to say they participated in 24 Foundation and hung out in Bootyville? You know you WILL be the envy of all those folks congregating around the water cooler on Monday.
Each year the number of Team bootySTRONG riders who set-up camp in Bootyville has grown. We have done a number of cool things to make the whole Booty experience that much more enjoyable for all of our riders and their families
Each year we have a theme for the campsite – it has been “Tasteful Tacky Tiki with a hint of Pirate” for the last several years so folks have assembled costumes and other items which have adorned the main tents of our campsite.
We set-up several pop-up type community tents where everyone congregates and set-up their camp chairs. Behind this row of tents we have each of the riders set-up their sleeping tents.
We set-up large sleeping tents for the kids to hang out in without parental supervision – we usually get an older sibling to play the role of enforcer so they stay somewhat in line.
Many of our riders bring musical instruments and serenade us into the evening hours with Booty appropriate tunes.
Camping in Bootyville brings the team that much closer together as we are all there for a singular cause and that is to kick cancer’s booty – there is no better place than Bootyville to share this passion.