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Annual VW Owners Meet & Campout – All Enthusiasts Welcome!
FREE to spend the day, FREE camping (see details), FREE fun!
Note the September date this year, due to camground availability.

Plus … a Caravan to the Bus Depot’s annual Open House & Warehouse Sale!
The Bus Depot opens its warehouse to the public just one day a year.
Come visit us if you’d like, and save up to 90% on parts for your VW.


What it is
A gathering of VW Bus, Vanagon, and Eurovan enthusiasts and their families, in Eastern Pennsylvania. (Of course all VW owners are welcome, no matter what you drive.) See the YouTube video of a prior event.

When it is
Saturday, September 10. You can come for the day, or camp Friday night, Saturday night, or both. See below.

Where it is
GreenLane Park, Green Lane, PA.
Located in the scenic Perkiomen Valley, roughly midpoint between Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading, PA. From the intersection of Route 63 and Route 29 (Gravel Pike) in Green Lane, travel south 1.7 miles on Rt. 29, turn right onto Deep Creek Road (just past the crosswalk), and turn right at the lake (first intersection). The campground is just up the road on the right.

This scenic county park consists of over 3400 acres and three bodies of water totaling 870 acres. Four recreational activity sites offer a variety of uses, including hiking and horseback trails, tennis courts, two playgrounds, and a nature center. The park is also the starting point for the Perkiomen Trail, a walking/cycling trail that extends 20 miles to Valley Forge National Historical Park and then connects to the Schuylkill River Trail, which follows the Schuylkill River an additional 11 miles past Boathouse Row to the Philadelphia Art Museum. You can also rent a boat and explore the area by water. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, paddleboards, and electric motor boats are available at reasonable 1 to 4 hour rates.

 

Bus Depot Warehouse Sale – Saturday Sept. 10, 2 to 4 pm
A scenic caravan around the park to the nearby Bus Depot (Volkswagen parts specialist) is planned for Saturday at 1:30 pm for those who wish to take the short drive. The Bus Depot (which is usually closed weekends) will open from 2 to 4 pm. Click here for Discount Coupons – up to 50% off, valid only during the Warehouse Sale. Attendees can tour the Depot, poke around the warehouse, get a firsthand look at any products they’re curious about, place new orders, and pick up any previously ordered parts. (If there are certain items you know you’ll want, we strongly recommend ordering them in advance for pickup. This will reduce your wait time considerably when you arrive, and also gives us time to order any items for you that are not already in stock.)

 

Potluck Dinner
Potluck dinner will be Saturday at 5 pm, for those who would like to bring something along to share.


For the Kids

This is a county campground and a family friendly event. There are two playgrounds (one right in front of the campground), and plenty of paved and wooded trails for hiking or biking.
You can also rent paddle boats, electric motor boats, etc. for a family water adventure.

 

Day Trip Information
There is no admission charge. If you’re just coming for the day, please parallel park along the outer perimeter of the lower loop
road. (See the map.)
If necessary there is also a large parking lot right at the campsite entrance. Please don’t park on the grass inside the loop. While the skies are expected to clear on Saturday, it rained Friday night so the grass is wet in the inner loop. We don’t want to tear up the grass or we may not be welcome back.

 

Camping Information

greenlaneYou can camp Friday night, Saturday night, or both. While the event began as a Saturday night only event, over the years more and more people have been staying both nights (and a few come Friday night only).

Camping reservations around the Upper Loop
(see map) will be accepted until that space is filled. It usually sells out, so reserve early. Space is $10 per night per vehicle. Included, if you reserve by September 2nd, is a $10 voucher good toward any in-stock Bus Depot merchandise. So you get the full $10 back in the form of free Bus Depot goodies for your VW! (Valid on absolutely anything in stock, no exclusions, that Fri. and Sat. only.) Please note, these are not assigned sites – you just choose a spot around the upper loop shown in the map and stake your claim. It’s informal and a great way to meet your fellow VW enthusiasts!

Notes: First, please camp on the outside of the loop only. Vehicles aren’t allowed inside the loop and the rangers enforce it. Secondly, please be courteous to your fellow campers and keep a reasonably sized footprint. If you arrive on Friday or early Saturday and take up a ton of real estate, you’ll only have to consolidate your space when others arrive. Finally, if it’s rained recently and the grassy areas are soggy, please do not drive on them as it will leave tire tracks.

Once that area fills up (or if you’d prefer your own assigned space), individual campsites around the Lower Loop (see map) are $30 per night and can be purchased directly from the park office by calling 215-234-4528. You can also arrive with no reservation and just pay the park for a site then. While we have never yet seen all of the reserved sites sell out in advance, of course there is no guarantee and you may not find an open site directly adjacent to the upper loop where the rest of us are camping. (However it’s a very short walk.) Up to two vehicles may be parked on one site.

Please reserve space using a credit card or e-check via the following links:

Friday night reservation in the Upper Loop for One Vehicle – $10(Includes a $10 Bus Depot voucher if reserved by 9/2)
Saturday night reservation in the Upper Loop for One Vehicle – $10 (Includes a $10 Bus Depot voucher if reserved by 9/2)

Important: In the “comments” section on checkout please the model/year/color of each vehicle. Reservations are not refundable. To get your $10 per night merchandise credit, simply bring a copy of your website Order Confirmation for the camping reservation to the shop on Fri. 9/9 or Sat. 9/10 along with ID. (If you’re reserving a site for someone else who will be using the voucher, please tell us in advance so we let them use it.)

 

Other Info

Pets are permitted on-leash at the campground. (However, since it is a county park there is a “no alcohol” policy.) There are showers at the upper loop, but there are no utility hookups on the sites. Special thanks to LiMBO, who co-sponsors the event.

 

Contact Information: bd@busdepot.com

Sponsored by…


LiMBO:
Late
Model Bus Owners Int’l

Bus Depot Warehouse Sale
Sat. Sept. 10 2016 – 2-4 pm

Clip these coupons for extra savings.

(Avoid the crowds: First coupon also valid all day Fri. Sept. 10.)


Bus Depot Coupon # 1 ~ Valid 2 Days, In-Store Only ~

Pick your Own Savings … on Anything in Stock!

Valid 11 am to 7 pm Fri. Sept. 9, and 2-4 pm Sat. Sept. 10

10% OFF any
purchase over $100

15% OFF any
purchase over $500

20% OFF any
purchase over $1200


In-Stock Merchandise Only

Discount is 5% on Sale items, or on items we have to order in for you.

We strongly recommend that you order in advance, even if you may want to add items upon arrival. This will greatly reduce your waiting time at pickup, and will maximize your savings and fill rate. Order online and put “BBD COUPON” in the “comments” section on checkout. We’ll email you to confirm your discounts. If the item is in stock (and we stock a lot!), you get the max. discount (or 5% off if it’s already on sale). If we have to order it for you in advance to be picked up that weekend – or you order that weekend to be shipped to you later – you get 5% off. Not valid w/any other coupons/offers (except sale items as noted, and BBD camping voucher). Excl. eng/trans, tires/wheels, special-order items.

 

Bus Depot Coupon # 2 ~ Valid 2 Hours Only In-Store, Sat. Sept. 10, 2016, 2-4 pm

Sat. Sept 10 from 2-4 pm is our annual Warehouse Sale, where we blow out distressed
goods, customer returns, etc. for pennies on the dollar. With this coupon, take an

Extra 30% OFF any
Warehouse Sale purchase totaling over $150 …
or

Extra 50% OFF Any
Warehouse Sale purchase totaling over $500


This merchandise is
already 30% to 80% off. With this coupon, up to
90% OFF!

Valid on designated clearance items only. Not valid w/ any other coupons/offers except BBD camping vouchers.
These items are sold strictly as-is, and are not returnable.