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The big event is all weekend long! This event is for everyone who wants to be part of our Vanmily. Sprinter vans are optional. Bring a tent, car-camper,  any van, small camper or trailer.

A full 3 days of camping with live music, amazing food and morning van talks featuring guests and our moderators from FVM The Group on FaceBook.


Thurs. January 30th - Mon. February 3rd, 2024: Gates open at sunrise on the 30th. Sites do not have electric or water hook-ups but there are warm showers, flush toilets, big wash sink and power outlets at the screened pavilion, aka The Sprinter Lounge.

Coffee then breakfast will be available from 6am to 9am everyday in the Sprinter Lounge area of the pavilion. Chef John, Chef Justin and Caribbean Craig will be providing meals for us during the weekend.


Menu will vary each day and may include:
  • Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Grits, Oatmeal, Welcome BBQ Chicken
  • Lunch: Hamburgers, Slobby-Joes, Potato/Macaroni Salad
  • Dinner: Steak, smoked ribs, chicken, BBQ Sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, bruschetta, and Caribbean surprise.


West of DeLand Florida in the Ocala National Forest. 45700 River Forest Blvd, 32720


Admission for one camping vehicle and family, Tee-shirt, toy Sprinter, meals mentioned above and more. Menu will vary daily.

Musicians yet to be determined.

We are seeking volunteers to perform their music or comedy, help cook and wash dishes etc. Discounted and free tickets are available to committed volunteers.

All are welcome!

Although Florida Van Man is focused on T1N Sprinter vans, this event is for everyone who is "van life-curious".

Bring a tent or show us your car-camper. All vans, small campers and trailers are welcome.

To take advantage of the full week, please join our Patreon support membership before October 31st.

Responsible drinking is permitted at this park but we will not have vendors or ability to sell alcohol. Please bring extra for a "Bottle-Share" beer & wine sampling night with games. 

Well-mannered, leashed and tagged dogs are always welcome. We will be setting up a doggie obstacle course for our SMALL dogs this year! 

To take advantage of the full week please join our Patreon support membership. Monthly & annual memberships make our videos and advice possible. Benefits include discounts, individual assistance and more. 

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Tier Price Days
Basic $200 / night Up to 3 nights (Jan 19th - 21st)
VIP Patreon ($25 / mo) $250 per van/tent/car/trailer 7 days (Jan 17th - 23rd)
Standard Patreon $325 per van/tent/car/trailer 7 days (Jan 17th - 23rd)
Non-Member Weekend $375 per van/tent/car/trailer 3 days (Jan 19th - 21st)