Annual VW Owners Meet & Campout - All Enthusiasts Welcome!
FREE day trip, FREE camping (see details). First one since the pandemic!

Plus a Caravan to the Bus Depot's annual Open House & Warehouse Sale!
This will be the first Open House at our 
new, larger location.
Come visit us, 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 enthusiasts, are welcome, no matter what you drive.) See the YouTube video of a prior year.
 

When it is  
Saturday, October 1. You can come for the day, or camp Friday night Sept 30, Saturday night Oct 1, or both. See below.
 

Where it is  
Green Lane 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.  
 

Bus Depot Warehouse Sale - Saturday October 1st, 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 15 minute drive.  The Bus Depot (which is usually closed weekends) will open from  2 to 4 pm.  A large selection of discontinued, distressed, and one-of-a-kind parts will be offered to attendees, at discounts of up to 80%.  See below for an additional 30% to 50% off coupon.  Also 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 to share.
 
 

For the Kids & Pets  
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.  Dogs are permitted in the park and campground (as long as they are leashed).
 

Day Trip Information
There is no admission charge. If you're just coming for the day, please parallel park along the upper loop road just far enough off the loop road to allow vehicles to drive past. (See the map.) The area outside the loop is reserved for those who are camping, and there is no parking on the grass inside the loop.  
 

Camping Information - "Free" Group Camping, or Reserve a Site. (See details below.)

You 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 (or Friday night only).

Option 1: Group Camping reservations around the Upper Loop (see map) will be accepted until that space is filled. Space is $10 per night per vehicle. Included, if you reserve by September 25th, 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!  

Please reserve group space by Credit Card Only via the following links. (Please do NOT use Paypal.)

Friday night Group Camping reservation in the Upper Loop for One Vehicle - $10  
Saturday night Group Camping reservation in the Upper Loop for One Vehicle - $10

Important: In the "comments" section on checkout please specify 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. 9/30 or Sun 10/1 along with ID. (If you're reserving a site for someone else who willl be using the voucher, please tell us in advance so we let them use it.)  If these links do not work, then group camping is already sold out; see option 2 below instead.

Notes on Group Camping Area:  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.

Option 2: Individual campsites around the Lower Loop. You can reserve individual sites for about $30 per night directly from the county park system, via this link. Please choose Deep Creek Campground (DC Sites).  Reservations must be made in advance. This will give you a lot more space, and may be useful if you have a larger VW camper such as a Rialta. If you have a VW Bus or Van you can fit two on one space and share with a friend.

Other Info
There are showers, but no utility hookups or sewer anywhere in the campground. Since it's a county park there's a "no alcohol" policy.

    Contact Information:  bd@busdepot.com

        Sponsored by...

 


LiMBO:
Late Model Bus Owners Int'l

 


Bus Depot Warehouse Sale
Sat. Oct 1, 2022 - 2-4 pm

Clip these coupons for extra savings!
(Avoid the crowds: First coupon also valid 10 am-6 pm Fri. Sept. 30.)

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. 30, and 2-4 pm Sat. Oct 1

10% OFF any
purchase over $100

15% OFF any
purchase over $500

20% OFF any
purchase over $1500


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.special-order & made to order.
 

 

Bus Depot Coupon # 2 ~ Valid  2 Hours Only In-Store, Sat. Oct 1, 2022, 2-4 pm

Sat. Oct 1 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 sold stritcly as-is, not returnable.