An old campground in Webster will get a facelift and some upgraded amenities this spring when it reopens under new ownership and a new name in mid-May.
JMJ Resort Properties of Londonderry, formed by three friends who met as Boy Scout troop leaders, bought the campground (formerly known as Indian Orchard) at 541 Battle St. in Webster in September. In May, it will re-open as Cozy Pond Camping Resort.
Joe DiPrima, one of the investors, will be the on-site manager of the campground. He said the main goal right now is sprucing up the 69 campsites, most of which have water, electric and sewage hookups. DiPrima is working on adding cable TV and wireless internet to each campsite, and he plans on adding a store, arcade, propane filling station, volleyball court and miniature golf course.
“We’re trying to get it up and running to the point where we’re going to be happy with it,” DiPrima said.
He and the other two investors paid $650,000 to the Manchester-based investment firm that owned Indian Orchard. He hopes that with the upgrades, the grounds will be well worth the money.
Prices vary, but the sites rent for about $40 per night. Interested campers can go to cozypond.com to find out more.