Colorado Good Sams

Kissing Camels Sams

Colorado Springs


Chapter President: Ron Wiley

Colorado Springs





2017 Officers at their induction

From Left to Right:

Mel Trafton, Assistant State Director, the Inductor;   

Peggy Pease-Secretary   

Ed Thomas. - Wagonmaster

Bob Mitchell. - Treasurer. 

 Ron Wiley.  -President

Sandy Patheal (snow bird)- Vice President


Photos below at January meeting at Chili's when the 2017 Officer Induction occured. 




The following was published in the Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette, in July 2007:

Founded in 1975 by a group of enthusiastic RVers and named after the famous Kissing Camels red rocks at the Garden of the Gods, these local RVers continue to gather monthly throughout the year for campouts, fellowship and lots of fun.

The Kissing Camels Chapter is affiliated with the national organization called The Good Sam Club and one of several chapters in the Colorado Springs area. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and share their life experiences in a friendly social setting. Chapter membership is open to people of all ages. Some current members are charter members and have enjoyed being a Kissing Camels for over thirty years.

The Kissing Camels camping season begins in April or May and ends in September or October with one campout per month. Camp outs are held on the third weekend of the month at campgrounds within 100 miles of Colorado Springs. Most are at campgrounds with hook ups (water electricity, sewer) but occasionally the club dry camps (without hook ups)

Activities at campouts include a variety of indoor and outdoor games, pot luck meals, pancake breakfasts, crafts and extensive periods of gab.

The Kissing Camels Sams is not limited to the camping season but functions year round. In non camping months there are luncheon meetings at local restaurants and a Christmas party. In addition there are monthly breakfasts at TREA (The Reserve Enlisted Association) facility. The breakfasts are a social gathering. For those that like SOS this is a real opportunity. The chapter also engages in numerous charitable activities.

Many folks with RVs are Good Sam members but are not aware of the local chapters or what they are all about. Even if you are not a member of Good Sams it is simple to join and the membership is very reasonable In addition to the ability to join the local chapters there are many benefits including discounts at hundreds of Good Sam RV Parks, news letters with useful information to Rvers to mention a few.

If you have a recreational vehicle and the Kissing Camels Sams sounds like a group you might be interested in visiting, please give the current president, Bob Mitchell, a call at 535-8932 or Dick Mitchell at 598-7998. We would love to have you visit and new members are welcomed.







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