About the owners…
Happy Camping RV is owned and operated by Hans and Pam Michielen, both alumni of the local “Paul Smith’s College”. Besides running the RV Dealership Hans teaches at Paul Smith’s College and manages the college “Sugar Bush”. One of the many courses Hans teaches is a collegiate course in Maple Sap and Syrup Production. He has been teaching courses in Recreation & Forestry for 38 years. He is also known in the local community for his volunteer work securing and running the log loader to build the Ice Castle for each year’s “Winter Carnival” celebration!
After leaving Paul Smith’s College, Pam went on to pursue a career in banking and management. After marrying Hans in 1994 she moved to Vermontville. There she became active in the Girl Scouts by becoming Service leader for the local Girl Scout Troops. She also served as a board member to the local chapter of the American Red Cross and acted as treasurer for the Paul smith’s College Campus Ministry Program.
Over the years, they have (individually and together) traveled extensively. Pam has camped in every state in the US except for Hawaii, almost every Province in Canada- and through a large part of Europe. Hans has not only camped extensively but has taught methods of camping in recreation for many of his years at Paul Smith’s College.
In 2009 they decided to combine all their education, experience and practical knowledge to open their business, Happy Camping RV.
“It is so rewarding to assist people in finding the perfect camper to meet their travel needs. We have been there and understand the excitement and wonder in traveling to see the world in your camper. Whether you are traveling to the other side of the country or just down the road owning the right camper can enhance your camping experience.”
Happy Camping RV
8089 State Route 3 PO Box 71 Vermontville NY 12989
Phone: 518-891-5779 Fax: 518-304-1213