Beachcomber Camping Resort
462 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
The Mid-Atlantic Lifestyle Guide
Beachcomber Resort Focuses on Families
When sixth grader Allison Miller and her family decided to visit Beachcomber Camping Resort for their first
camping trip, it was an event that shaped their lived forever. Allison's parents were so impressed with their
weekend stay that they became regular RVers, even forming a local chapter of the Good Sam Club. They've
been hooked on the lifestyle ever since. As for young Allison, she now lives and works at the resort as director of marketing and special events. Obviously, she finds evangelizing the wonders of this New Jersey resort
campground to be rather easy. "We consider ourselves a real family campground; everything from our rates
to the activities are based on our family" said Miller, who's been with the campground for five years." And we
try to offer a clean atmosphere. It's beautifully landscaped here- I sound like an ad, don't I?"
Although the effects of the campground may not be as life-changing on all guests as it was on Allison and
her family, the 100-acre park, with its proximity to the ocean and long list of recreation options, has alot to offer
East Coast travelers. For starters, the Jersey shore and splendid resort towns of Cape May and Wildwood are
just a few miles away. Cape May offers upscale shopping and wonderful historic Victorian architecture and
Wildwood is family-friendly with a heady mix of amusement parks, games, food and events. Spend your days
moseying up and down the famous boardwalks with funnel cakes and hot dogs in hands, or simply relax on
the beach. Both towns attract a lot of specialty events, such as a car show, craft fairs and festivals of all
kinds. Hardly a summer weekend goes by without an event setting up stakes. If that's not enough action for
you, take a bus tour from the campground to test your luck in Atlantic City, which is less than an hour away.
Once your tired of the shore exploits, you can find a whole onslaught of other events at the park. Long-time
owners, Tom and Claire Brodesser, now in their 25th year of operation, built the park from scratch and are
constantly looking for ways to please the visitors. For instance, every weekend features a theme and is
packed with planned activities for the kids. Upcoming events include a Hawaiian Luau, Tex-mex Hoe down
and Christmas is July, where Santa ditches the sleigh and makes his appointed rounds by boat. Water fun
abounds at the park, with three adult and kiddie pool complexes, a large lake with sandy beach and a Snack
Cabana, a fishing lake (catch and release only).
Atlantic City Press
Cape to Canadians: C'mon down! Country Luring Visitors From North
Phillippe Page represents the future of Canadian tourism in Cape May County. As a child, he first came to
the area with his parents. Now 20, Page returned to the county this week, along with his girlfriend and two
other friends to go camping at the Holly Shores Campground. While here, the young visitors plan trips to
Wildwood's beaches and boardwalk.
"It's always good to get out of our country," Page said. "I came here to speak English, meet English
(speaking) people and have fun with them."
In the 1970's Canadians represented 25 percent of all visitors who came to New Jersey's southernmost
county, according to the county's director of tourism, Diane Wieland.
Cape May County's main draw for Canadian visitors is the beach and warmer ocean temperatures, said
Christine Harry, marketing director for the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association. "They love the
Boardwalk and the beach, and (Cape May County) is a lot closer than Florida," she said. Most visitors from
Canada drive here between 9 and 12 hours to get down here.
The county sends representatives to several Canadian travel shows and advertises in several publications.
Businesses like Chez Alain and The Sherwood in North Wildwood and the Beachcomber Camping Resort in
Lower Township also do much of their own advertising. "Compared to the last year or two, we're up 20
percent in Canadian visitors," Beachcomber director of Marketing Allison Miller said. While the debate over
how to increase the Canadian market in the country continue, visitors like Daniel Lacourse say that despite
the low exchange rate he will continue to visit the New Jersey shore. Through an interpreter he said the water
is warmer and the beaches are beautiful. "I just made up my mind and decided to come," he said.
Cape May Star and Wave
LT Chamber Will Present Awards to Local Businesses
LOWER TOWNSHIP- The Lower Township Chamber of Commerce will present the citizen of the year
award to John Linnington III, Title Insurance Co. of Jersey at its annual awards banquet. The banquet will take
place on Tuesday, Oct 17, at 6pm at the Lobster House Restaurant.
Beautification Awards will be presented to Eckerd Drug Store and Dr. Edward Tinney, New Construction;
Utsch's Marina, Renovations; S & F Gas Works, Villas Landscaping; and Beachcomber Campground,
Cape May Star and Wave
Beachcomber Camping Resort and the Brodesser family were proud to present the Burdette Tomlin
Memorial Hospital emergency department with a check in the amount of $9,000. This marks the seventh year
the Beachcomber has held major fundraising projects at the campground to benefit the hospital.
Beachcomber hosted two major events during the year 2000 for its campers. Accepting the check on
behalf of the emergency department is Burdette's John Ruskey, DO, FACEP. Burdette expresses its gratitude
to the Brodesser family, Beachcomber staff, volunteers and campers, and the participating community
businesses who sponsored these events for their generous donations.