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Drummer Boy Camping Resort, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $51.00
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This is our sixth visit in 5 years. This used to be one of my top three campgrounds but since it changed hands to a corporate entity a couple years ago, that may no longer be the case. We have stayed here for 5 years now and asked for a shady site. We were told on the phone our site was one of only two left and it was one of the "premium" sites ($51 per night). The site was the farthest from "premium" that I have ever seen. It comes with it's own pond when it rains! I thought my mat and chairs were going to float away at one point. The pine trees are nothing more than scrub brush that leave a greenish slime on the ground and seem to be shedding needles all over the place. They should be cleared to allow the maple trees to thrive. We were located right across from the maintenance shed with lots of golf cart and tractor traffic in and out. I guess this place doesn't hire workcampers any more because most of the staff is younger. What a shame as the workcampers were always so friendly and helpful. These young workers like to do stunts on their golf carts and certainly don't subscribe to the 5 MPH or 10 MPH posted speed limits. We tried to get some ice cream but the snack shop apparently isn't open on Monday or Tuesday. Overall, it seems this place has lost it's charm. I wish they would at least treat their repeat customers better. They seem to want to favor the seasonals now. We did try the Gettyburg Campground a year or two ago. It seemed nice but didn't compare to what Drummer Boy once was. We will take a couple hours to drive around to the other campgrounds and check them out. We need something new. I'll be sure to leave similar comments with the front office in hopes they'll care. You can tell they have cut back here and it has affected the quality of this campground, all for the almighty, maximum profit dollar. I can't help but wonder if all the profit is going to a select few at the top of the corporate ladder. We camped at Drummer Boy Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.


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