Meet your camp hosts…
They’ve been coming up to Mile High Campground since 1999. Kyle and John VanDyke were camping in the mountains that summer, driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway when they saw a sign for hot showers. With five kids in tow, they were thrilled to find the showers and campground and have been coming back ever since.
Those five kids are all grown now with children of their own and have given the VanDykes seven grandchildren. While their lives may have changed with an empty nest and recent retirements, Kyle and John still enjoy taking a break from their home in Florida to escape to the coolness of the higher altitudes.
This year is their first to host at Mile High Campground and they say they are enjoying it. They love interacting with the campground guests and meeting new people. And even after 46 years of camping together, they still love having the opportunity to do that too.