Under the Full Moon, by the River:
We, Rafael and Amy, are not just business partners, we're kindred spirits brought together by laughter, campfires, and a shared love for water. Both born under full moon, guided by the stars, and becoming aware, we found solace in the Northwoods after navigating the darkest nights. We believe in the power of community, the healing touch of nature, and the joy of a good belly laugh (often fueled by inside jokes like "and that, and stuff").
From Kayaking to Campground Keepers:
Our love affair with this land began with a whitewater kayak, purchased with a COVID stimulus check and a dream of exploring the hidden gems of the Northwoods. Soon, kayaking rapids became our escape, a way to wash away the anxieties of the world. Amy, a dedicated RN specializing in Functional Medicine, found solace in nature after tending to COVID patients. And Rafael, a former massage therapist with a managerial past, brought his calming touch and practical skills to the table.
A Place of Connection and Chi:
Our journey led us to River Forest Campground, a place that instantly felt like home. We saw its potential as an outdoor retreat center, a space to cultivate community, share our love for art, nature, music, and offer a haven for self-discovery. We envisioned clean showers, beautiful amenities, and a welcoming atmosphere where campers could feel like family.
More Than Just Summer Fun:
While we cherish the vibrant energy of summer, we know the magic of this place extends far beyond. That's why we're aspiring ways to make River Forest a year-round destination, Stay tuned. We want to create a space where laughter echoes in the trees, deep conversations flow like the river, and everyone feels free to let their inner light shine.
From Bear Tooth Mushrooms to Dream Realizations:
Our journey has been paved with kindness and serendipity. A chance encounter with a bear tooth mushroom (Amy's secret weapon against GI woes) led to a friendship with the previous campground manager, who saw our passion and helped us make our dream a reality "Thank You, Amanda". Now, we're building a legacy of our own, one campfire story and laughter-filled night at a time.
Come, Join Our Circle:
So, if you're seeking an escape from the ordinary, a place to reconnect with nature and yourself, and a community that welcomes you with open arms and inside jokes, come join us at River Forest. We'll share our local knowledge, tend to your well-being, and make sure you leave with a heart full of laughter and memories to last a lifetime.
Limited spots for happiness: Secure your nature escape now!