What is Chapter 8?

Chapter 8 (PV8) is a social club which consists of a busy, happy group of over 200 families that enjoy camping together because we think camping as a group has many advantages. We are campers who want to enjoy the fun and friendship of camping with other families with similar interests. For more info click below

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What is NAFCA?

NAFCA stands for the North American Family Campers Association. Chapter 8 is one of many chapters that make up NAFCA although PV8 is by far the largest chapter. For additional information or to join NAFCA visit their website by clicking the button below.

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We Offer More Than Camping

On the surface PV8 looks to be just another camping club but PV8 offers much more than just camping, we are active throughout the entire year with our annual non-camping events such as our adult and children's Christmas and Halloween parties, Dances and much more...

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The Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show

The Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show held at the Big-E fairgrounds each February is our proudest achievement. The show is produced entirely by PV8 volunteers. Beginning with planning, setup before the show, every job during the show to cleaning up after the show is all done by volunteers! But that doesn't mean we don't compensate our volunteers, they are paid "Chapter Bucks" (that can be used towards upcoming events), are fed meals between shifts, a huge after-show party complete with a catered dinner for PV8 members PLUS all show exhibitors! This is what makes this the best RV Show in New England!

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The History of Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 of NAFCA

Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 of NAFCA was organized in September, 1960. In 2010 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. Our chapter was formed to further family camping in the Springfield, Massachusetts area and we have enjoyed over 50 years of camping, fun, and good friendships. We are a volunteer organization, wherein members take active roles in the operation of the chapter and its year round activities. Business meetings are held monthly (except July and August) and officers are elected to the Board of Directors annually in March. The dates, times and locations are always listed on the Coming Events page of our monthly newsletter, The Town Crier. PV8 is a very active camping and social organization which focuses on family values and activities.


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The Benefits of a PV8 Membership?

There are so many reasons to join PV8, here are just a few of them: 4 PV8 Sponsored Camping Weekends, Teen Club with their own meetings, elections and activities, Winter Carnival, Spring Thing, Family Bowling Party, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Conservation Activities, Thursday evening game night (throughout the year), Social Committee Activities, Higher Education Scholarships, Monthly Newsletter, Hall Rental, Bake Off Contest, FREE babysitting at our monthly meetings, Being a Part of the Springfield, RV, Camping and Outdoor Show and if this isn't enough all of this is in addition to the NAFCA events! Become a PV8 Member Today!

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How to Become a member of Pioneer Valley Chapter 8

How would you like to get on the road with PV8? Now that you know what PV8 is a about I'm sure you are eager to join our friendly group! Joining can't be any easier, simply print a Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 of NAFCA membership application form (using the button below) and bring it to one of our club meetings October through May at our hall in Granby, Massachusetts (for directions CLICK HERE). Our meetings are open to the public if you would like to see what we are all about before joining. Also you must first join our parent organization, The North American Family Campers Association (NAFCA). The NAFCA membership application form can be printed HERE and the PV8 membership application form can be printed HERE