Skoolie Swarm™ is a yearly event put on by Travis and Michelle Mattson. Since the first gathering in 2018, this event has grown exponentially with the 2022 event drawing the largest crowd yet with over 250 rigs in attendance throughout the event. This event runs for ten days at the end of February.
This year’s event location was the Trinity Youth Camp in Melrose, Florida. The camp offers over 100 acres to spread out on with amenities such as a lake for fishing and kayaking, a large swimming pool, several bathhouses, and a large mess hall for community gatherings such as potluck dinners, group solar talks, or a game room for the kids on a rainy afternoon.
Checking in at The Swarm means being greeted with a hug and a smile. You say Hi to familiar faces and pick up the schedule of events for the next ten days that have something for everyone. You can get your picture taken here with your rig for the Skoolie Swarm™ Facebook album.
After check-in, you can choose to park under the tall pine trees or down by the lake to catch sunset views on the rooftop deck of a bus or out in the backfield for more personal space. Whichever you chose, you then begin to get settled in and the excitement sets in for the week ahead.