Southern Arizona’s RV parks offer snowbirds an increasingly diverse range of activities and special events during the winter months, according to the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

At the two Rincon Country RV Resorts, for example, snowbirds can choose from more than 50 different types of classes, clubs and activities each week, from bocce ball, hiking and swimming pool exercises to line dancing, square dancing, golf and pickleball.

There are classes in creative writing, digital photography and videography as well as jewelry arts, stained glass window making and wood carving. There are also several different sewing groups that specialize in a variety of needle crafts ranging from Brazilian embroidery to Norwegian Hardanger and Swedish weaving to traditional American quilts.

“Today’s snowbirds want activities. They want things to do. It’s a far cry from years ago, when it was a big deal if we had a simple potluck,” said Janet Richard, a Rincon Country activities director.

At Rincon Country East RV Resort, snowbirds in the woodshop club work with volunteers who help them make everything from dollhouses to rocking chairs and Andean flutes.

Meanwhile, at Rincon Country West RV Resort, more than 60 members of the resort’s Garden Railroad Club have built what they believe to be the largest outdoor train set in an Arizona RV resort. The train set includes tunnels, tressle bridges, running rivers and distinct communities with Old West, Victorian and 1950s architectural themes.

“When I saw the outdoor train set they had here, that was it,” said Craig Dolbeer, a 62-year-old snowbird and model train enthusiast from Ontario who made Rincon Country West his winter home six years ago.

Dolbeer is a member of Rincon Country’s Garden Railroad Club and has made many friends through the club, who he looks forward to seeing each winter.

RV resorts also recognize that it’s good business to offer snowbirds as many clubs and activities as they can.

“It’s the relationships snowbirds build with each other through all of the clubs and activities that bring them back each year,” Richard said.

Many Tucson area RV resorts offer activities for snowbirds during the winter months. Examples include:

• Far Horizons Tucson Village RV Resort: This park offers numerous clubs, classes and activities, including a computer technology club; cribbage; bocce ball; pickleball; tai chi; strength and fitness classes; as well as water aerobics, Zumba and Yoga. The resort also has quilters clubs; walking, hiking and cycling groups; and golf tournaments. Onsite amenities include swimming pools, a hot tub and spa room. www.tucsonvillage.com

• Voyager RV Resort: In addition to offering an onsite health clinic and physical therapy center, this resort offers craft shops for ceramics; lapidary; silversmithing; stained glass; glass fusion; and wood shop. Other artistic activities include jewelry design; oil painting; watercolors and quilt making. The resort’s amenities also include a 9 hole par three golf course, indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as two saunas and two spas. www.voyagerrv.com

Based in Phoenix, the Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds markets campgrounds, RV parks and resorts through GoCampingInArizona.com and its printed campground and RV park directory, the 2016 RV and Camping Guide to Arizona, which is available free online. The 32-page color guide contains a travel planning map as well as detailed descriptions of more than 60 campgrounds.

The camping guide is available in digital format on GoCampingInArizona.com and can also be ordered by emailing a request to arizonaarvc@aol.com.