Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds
1305 Memorial Ave
West Springfield, MA 01089


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PIONEER VALLEY CHAPTER 8 OF NAFCA, INC.

Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 (PV8) of the North American Family Campers Association, Inc. (NAFCA)  is a local chapter formed in 1960. It encompasses the Springfield, Massachusetts area. The chapter is a family club with over 200 family memberships. It is a volunteer organization, where members take active roles in the operation of the chapter and its year round activities. Business meetings are held once monthly (except July and August ) and officers are elected to the Board of Directors annually in March. With the approval of  the Membership, the Board of Directors maintains control over the operations of the Club as well as the Club House located at 104 West State St., Granby, MA. PV 8 is a very active camping and social organization which focuses on family activities. Some of the many activities and benefits offered to the membership include:

  • • Adult, Teen, and Children's Christmas Parties
  • • Adult and Children's Halloween Parties
  • • Camping Weekends during the year
  • • Family Bowling and Roller Skating Parties
  • • A Summer Picnic
  • • Spring Thing (A social function with various themes)
  • • 2 Monthly Newsletters (1 from PV 8, 1 from NAFCA)
  • • A very active Teen Club that plans and funds their own events
  • • Yearly donation to a local and national charity
  • • Support environmental awareness through its conservation committee

Additional activities and events are provided during the year by our parent organization North America Family Camping Association (NAFCA). To become a member of PV 8, interested parties must first join NAFCA. The show which is held on Presidents Day Weekend in February typically draws over 35,000 people. The Show is planned and managed by a Chairman. PV 8 also produces and staffs the Springfield RV Camping and Outdoor Show. The show has been held on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition since 1962. The show committee is chosen by the Board of Directors each year. Members of PV 8 proudly volunteer their time to staff all of the positions at the Show. If you would like additional information about PV 8 or a membership application, you may contact our President at the address below or by E-mail at PV 8 President.

Pioneer Valley Chapter 8
P.O. Box 4462
Springfield, MA 01101-4462