Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-night campsite stay for four at Apple River Family Campground (a $40 value) in Somerset, Wisconsin.
Apple River Family Campground lets family units explore the great outdoors year-round with campsites, playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, and easy access to the Apple River. Upon arrival, vacationers can attach RVs to electric hookups ($10 extra) or camp the olden way by pitching a tent or building a tree house out of popsicle sticks. Entertain a family of four with games of volleyball, innertube rides ($12 per tube per day starting May 27), or Sunday morning trips to the farmers’ market. Then, after a long day of adventuring, outdoorspeople can hit the private heated showers or cannonball into one of two heated pools.
When the sun goes down, night owls can join real owls for an outdoor movie on Saturday nights (starting June 4) or grab a bucket of ice—available upon request—to chill beer and just-angled fish, while you sit around a fire pit roasting hot dogs, s'mores, and fifth-grade report cards.
Apple River Family Campground
Stowed away on 60 acres of heavily wooded property running along the peaceful Apple River, Apple River Family Campground re-introduces families and pets to the wonders of nature. Accommodating campsites and heated cabins keep guests comfortable during visits, and a wide range of activities, such as bocce ball, horseshoes, and walks down scenic paths ensures boredom never rears its ugly head. Campers fill their days with swimming in two heated pools, rounds of Frisbee golf, and tubing trips down the Apple River, and on Saturday nights, everyone can gather for outdoor movies while avoiding the sticky floors and popcorn monsoons that plague city theaters.