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Here we go! Time to bling out the campground. Jump start your holiday mood this weekend at Mars.
There's something we've learned over the years that we want to share with you. The holidays can be a tricky time of year for many. It's often a fun time, but it can also bring on some feelings of loneliness or memories of loved ones who are no longer around to share them.
If that's you, please remember that you have options. Come to Mars. If you're alone or with friends, you'll find that people here are eager to meet you. There are group holiday dinners and events that you'll fit right in. It's a great way to meet new people, spend some time reflecting or just have a fun holiday season with fun people. We're all looking forward to seeing you!
That's what Camp Mars is all about. Be yourself. Make new friends. Most of all, get away to a place where you can relax and have fun, with no pretense. That's Camp Mars.
There's a lot here to help you with that! Over 40 acres of some of Florida's most beautiful forest, natural stream and ponds, and grassy fields to soak up the sun.
But we haven't left out the creature comforts. Enjoy our beautiful, clothing optional pool, fun parties, dances and special events. We've added just enough of what you're used to at a resort without spoiling our natural atmosphere. This is gay Florida camping as it should be. As we like to say...RELAX, YOU'VE LANDED ON MARS
Currently, in 69 countries around the world, same-sex intimacy is criminalized and in 14 countries, trans and gender non-conforming people face legal discrimination. This results in simple, yet unacceptable reality: In too many countries, LGBTQI+ people face extreme violence and persecution, solely based on who they are or who they love.
What is Rainbow Railroad?
Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that helps LGBTQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. Rainbow Railroad provides emergency travel support to LGBTQI+ people in immediate danger, as well as additional programming to support individuals' unique needs and circumstances.
Rainbow Railroad received 10,000 requests for help in 2022 and that number is growing. Since its founding, the group has helped over 3,100 LGBTQI+ individuals find safety.
Camp Mars is pleased so support Rainbow Railroad and has made a donation. We encourage our campers and friends to join us in supporting their important work. To do that, use the QR code shown here to donate directly on their website. Thank you.
Camp Mars is following the latest CDC guidelines and asks that campers do as well. If you're experiencing symptoms, please get a Covid test before coming on the property. Let's stay safe!
Condé Nast Traveler is one of the most respected publications in the travel industry and they recently published an article, "The Great Queer Outdoors: How These Sleepaway Camps, Wilderness Groups, and Campgrounds Are Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Travelers". The story includes a cross-section of different options for our community to group up or get away to nature. Check out the full article here by clicking the button below.
We've been passing on how fun Camp Mars is for years. But now, you don't have to take our word for it. Men's Variety, an online lifestyle hub for men (gay or straight) recently added an article about gay camping and Camp Mars was mentioned:
"But if you want more of a resort type feel, you can scoot over to Venus Florida to Camp Mars! They’ve got rental cabins and trailers galore that are great for singles and couples."
We couldn't agree more. For the rest of the article (it's a good one), click below:
Mars' rental units have been remodeled and, if you're a fan of vintage TV and movies, you're going to love our new look. Watch this site for new photos soon!
Did you know that there are 3 wineries near Camp Mars? There is also a distillery and Lake Placid has a great craft brewery. Watch this site for more information under our Day Trips page soon or get some friends and take a tour. (Please designate a driver. We don't want to lose anyone.)
What's a campground without RV hookups? We have 30 and 50 amp sites available for a couple of days to a few months or even longer.
Camp Mars is the perfect place to bring your group, club, or posse. Call us and we'll talk about putting together special arrangements that will make your organization's getaway one you'll never forget.
What is it like at Mars?
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Lots of options for your visit.
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Mars is a great base camp for your vacay.
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