> SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE! 

More than 60 campers, and possibly twice that number, are expected to descend on Crow’s Creek Campground at Smithville Lake near Smithville, Mo., this week, the Smithville Herald reported.

They are part of the Midwest Glamper Group, the members of which bring their own unique style to their lodgings — whether they’re antique trailers or newer campers with the latest conveniences.

“Glamping” melds glamour and camping.

Once settled in, the glampers are likely to be found searching for antique goods and vintage items, according to Lorie Moorman of Smithville, a member of the Midwest group. Keeping with this theme, there are plans to go to garage sales around Smithville this Saturday (April 30).

At the campground, there are also plans for crafts, time at the lake and a potluck.

Moorman said one of the traits that makes this group unique is that it welcomes spouses, children and pets, giving families time together.

Moorman said that at its core, glamping is the time you get to spend together with others.

“Glamping as a hobby is more about a state of mind than a camper,” she said.

For the full story, click here.