Middle Peninsula camping
Throughout the summer, the Gazette-Journal is featuring the many campgrounds in Gloucester and Mathews counties; places where old-fashioned family vacations are still enjoyed. This week: New Point RV Resort in Mathews.
Acquired in February 2013 by Sun RV Resorts, the campground includes 320 campsites, with 50 of those sites on the beachfront.
According to district manager Brian Cirelli, New Point is a family-themed campground with various activities available all summerlong that appeal to families.
Other than the beach, one of the most popular activities that campground offers is its new laser tag zone. The area features a nautical theme, offering plenty of cover and vantage points, such as a lighthouse and a ship to hide from or stalk opponents.
Cirelli said New Point also has a wide variety of outdoor planned activities, such as horseshoes and a new basketball court.
New Point is also a popular campground for boaters. It has convenient access to a boat dock and ramp to make it easy for boaters to spend the day or a few hours on the Chesapeake Bay.
Other amenities include a swimming pool and a separate kiddie pool for smaller children to enjoy. The resort also offers two playgrounds. One is a large playground area is completely fenced and includes a picnic table. The other brand-new playground features multiple slides in a variety of sizes to accommodate children of all ages.