Spring, Summer and Fall, there is always something fun to do at our Lena KOA. We have planned activities for children and adults alike that include games, crafts, ice cream socials, movies, wine tastings, live music and much more. Our themed weekend events begin in May and run throughout the rest of our season. Our friendly staff at the front desk can provide you with all the information about specific activities available during your stay.
What do you get when you cross a trampoline with a bounce castle? A jumbo jumper! This safe activity provides hours of exercise and entertainment for the young and young at heart. Wristband purchase required ($).
Ice Cream Socials
I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes and root beer floats! Top your own sundaes as we'll serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup, whipped cream, nuts and more. Enjoy the chance to mingle with your fellow campers. ($)
When the sun goes down, group campfire time begins. Group campfire time brings lots of fun: toasting marshmallows, hot chocolate, cider, sing-a-longs and live entertainment.
At our pancake breakfasts, we serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle. We round out the meal with sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. ($)
Campground EventsListing Calendar
August 28 - 30, 2015 Mystery Whodunit
Come help us "Crack The Case" at our 7th Annual Mystery Whodunit Weekend. During the day on Saturday, we'll have crafts, games, and a mystery scavenger hunt for the kids. We'll then host our "Hey" Ride and Ice Cream Social, then we'll all get together and help the authorities "Crack The Case".Download the details
September 4 - 7, 2015 Labor Day Weekend
It's time for our annual Labor Day Kids Carnival event to benefit KOA Care Camps. This weekend is packed full of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. We will have Crafts, Kids Games, Bingo, "Hey" Rides and an Ice Cream Social, and a Karaoke Carnival, raffle and cake walk. On Sunday, we'll start the day with our Pancake Breakfast. Not only is this weekend fun, our carnival and raffle proceeds go to help send kids with cancer to camp.Download the details
September 11 - 13, 2015 Lena Fall Festival Weekend
There is the 65th Annual Lena Fall Festival in downtown Lena on Friday and Saturday. Everyone is invited to join us in our KOA Wagon as we go through the wonderful parade. In the evening, we will enjoy an Ice Cream Social, "Hey" Ride and Group Campfire. Don't forget those swim suits, it's the last weekend of 2015 season to enjoy the pool.Download the details
September 18 - 20, 2015 Customer & VKR Appreciation
We would like to say thanks to all of you who have camped with us this year. Anyone who has stayed with us for 2 or more nights in 2015, or any VKR member can stay Friday night and get Saturday night FREE! Let's take some time to give back to others and have some fun together. Kids will do crafts made from recycled items to help our environment. Adults will have a craft time too, a project benefiting a local charity. On Saturday night, we will have our annual and famous "Stone Soup" Dinner. Everyone contributes something to the big pot, then we all enjoy a great meal together.Download the details
September 25 - 27, 2015 Wine & Cheese Weekend
During our Wine and Cheese Weekend, take some time and kick back to enjoy some of our favorite local wines. We will have a wine and cheese tasting that highlights our local cheeses and wines. As always, we'll have activities for the kids as well as our Ice Cream Social and "Hey" Ride.Download the details
Lena KOA wins major award.
The Lena KOA Campground has been awarded the 2015 KOA Founder's Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc. The KOA Founder's Award is KOA's highest service award and is given to those campgrounds that attain world class service scores from their camping guests.
Lena KOA wins major award.
The Lena KOA has been awarded the 2015 President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. The KOA President's Award is awarded to KOA's that meet exceptional quality standards and are recognized by their guests for outstanding service.
Meet Your Hosts
"Our #1 priority is to provide the best camping experience possible. Our camping guests are treated like friends and family"
Joe and Diane Long purchased the Lena KOA campground in 2006. Prior to owning the campground, Joe was an administrator for a suburban park and recreation district and Diane was a practice manager for a very large software company. When they were searching for a campground to purchase, they were thrilled when the Lena KOA became available. The campground had long been a family favorite and was the "Perfect Fit".
Joe and Diane take pride in the campground cleanliness, the family-oriented nature of their KOA, and in providing campers with the best camping experience possible. "This is the kind of campground we want our campers to feel is worth making it back to again and again" said Joe. The returning campers attest to their excellent customer service. The Long family treats campers as they would like to be treated, like they are guests in our home.
In their spare time, Joe enjoys music and sports, while Diane dabbles into sewing, quilting and embroidery work. Their daughters Allie and Kaley enjoy the campground atmosphere and its recreational activities. They believe that the Lena KOA is a great place for kids to make friends.
Since Joe and Diane purchased the campground, they have been in the Top 10 KOA Kampgrounds based on Kamper Satisfaction Survey scores. In 2009, they were awarded KOA's "Rising Star" award and had the highest camper satisfaction score of any KOA.