Telling scary ghost stories around a campfire contributes to 35% of all bad dreams and 95% of all hurt ghost feelings. Keep friendly phantoms in mind with today’s Groupon: for $77, you get a two-night camping excursion for up to four people, including resort fees, at NASCAR RV Resort at Wild Acres in Old Orchard Beach (up to a $157.50 value). Children ages 4 and younger are free.
Located within walking distance of an ocean-side beach, the pet-friendly NASCAR RV Resort keeps campers comfortable with well-maintained campsites trumpeting a slew of amenities. Camping quartets pop a tent or stow a bungalow-on-wheels at one of the resort’s many sites, keeping creature comforts flowing with hook-ups for necessities, including water, electricity, and fondue. Occupy sunshine-drenched days fishing the stocked lake, swimming in the resort’s four pools, or parading about the four playgrounds, or settle vacation quarrels with old-fashioned rounds of horseshoes or shuffleboard. Visitors can also work up a sweat at the resort’s basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, or make a gentlemanly wager at the 18-hole miniature-golf course.
Soak away the stress of a strenuous afternoon in one of the resort’s two adults-only jacuzzis or two children’s jacuzzis, or wash away the memories of losing at hot potato with the on-site laundromat. The modern facilities also anchor campers to civilization, with a state-of-the-art outdoor movie screen broadcasting any ongoing NASCAR races, free WiFi hotspots, a fully stocked convenience store, and hourly news updates beamed to each mind via the camp’s resident medium. Live bands and karaoke entertain adult ears and daily children’s activities and an air-conditioned arcade keep kids enthralled.
Old Orchard Beach
179 Saco Ave.
Orchard Beach, Maine 04064