10th Biennial National Rally
September 17-21, 2023

Dates: September 17-21, 2023
Location: State Fair of WV Campground
947 Maplewood Ave
Lewisburg, WV 24902

Please do NOT contact the campground to register for the rally.

Please read the notes regarding Additional Days in III - Additional Information to book a site for before or after the rally.

See IV - Registration and Contact Information for information about registering for the rally or to ask any questions about the rally.

Quick Links: I - Rally Description II - Rally Itinerary III - Additional Information IV - Registration and Contact Information

I - Rally Description

Theme: "Music in the Mountains"

You will not want to miss the 2023 National Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia. This quaint little town voted the "Coolest small town in America", is nestled amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Almost heaven, Lewisburg may be described as picturesque, vibrant, artsy, historic, and friendly. This surprisingly cosmopolitan town of 4,000 people also boasts of being named one of the "Best Small Arts Towns in America". There is always something going on in this active community. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the local scene at a concert, play, or festival, or just poke around the antique stores, boutiques, museums, and other unique places, you will find the town charming and the locals welcoming.

Lewisburg is home to many restaurants, cafes, and pubs, 8 performing arts/live music venues, numerous historic attractions/museums, countless outdoor recreation opportunities, and scenic byways. They include one of the 4 remaining Carnegie Hall performing arts centers still in continuous use in the world, Greenbrier Valley Theater, Lewis Theater, Greenbrier Historical Society & North House Museum, Old Stone Church, Dick Pointer Memorial, and much more. Additionally, close by is the stately 163-year-old Greenbrier Hotel (known as America's Resort) with its exquisitely cared-for floral gardens and its massive Bunker that was meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the US Congress during the Cold War. There are trails to hike/bike, caves to explore, and the Greenbrier River on which to canoe or kayak. Yes, there is much to do around Lewisburg.

This rally includes:

  • Six catered meals, three top-rated performing artists, and many Door Prize opportunities planned
  • Meet & Greet with heavy appetizers, a presentation on the Civil War Battle of Lewisburg, recognition of Club Officers, a Rally Update, Door Prizes, and more
  • Optional, all-day Bus Tour which includes:
    • 1st Stop - the "magnificent" Greenbrier Hotel (#2) for a 90-minute guided Bunker Tour. Additionally, explore the hotel's 26 elegant shops and "awesome" floral gardens.
    • 2nd Stop - Elks Country Club (#3) for a nice lunch (provided) in the Banquet Room
    • 3rd Stop - Carnegie Hall (#4) for a historical presentation, concert and tour
    • 4th stop - Return to the Campground (#1)
  • Pizza Party, Ice Cream Social, update on the 2025 National Rally, and a cozy campfire
  • Biennial Club Business Meeting, Technical Seminar, and Afternoon Tea (ladies and gentlemen)
  • Free time to explore, group photo, banquet dinner, and charitable donation
  • Fun, fellowship and good times

The Greenbrier Hotel

The Bunker
Downtown Lewisburg

Biking the Greenbrier River Trail
Kayaking on the Greenbrier River

Daily Highlights

Sunday Don't be late to the always friendly Meet & Greet and enjoy heavy appetizers, water, and wine as you reconnect with your friends from across the land. The manager of the Greenbrier Visitors Center will be at a table with activity brochures and to discuss local points of interest. The Curator of the Greenbrier Historical Society will present an interesting and informative historical account of the Civil War Battle of Lewisburg. Club officers will be introduced, a Rally Update provided and Door Prizes.

Monday Depart on the optional, all-day Bus Tour with first stop at the "magnificent" Greenbrier Hotel (and location for the 2022 Movie "Christmas at the Greenbrier") for a guided tour of the once highly secretive Bunker and then explore its elegant shops and exquisitely cared for floral gardens. Second stop will be at the marvelous Lewisburg Elks Country Club (home of the 2016 Ladies Senior WV Amatuer Championship) and located in a beautiful rolling countryside setting for lunch (included) in the Banquet Room. After lunch, the third stop is at the historic 121 year old Carnegie Hall for a presentation on its history and then be delighted with a lively and entertaining performance by a world renowned concert pianist. Next you are invited to explore the Hall with guides on hand for any questions you may have. Then back to the Campground before 5 pm.

Those who prefer not to take the tour will be on their own to explore the area or relax as they wish.

Tuesday After a hot catered breakfast, plan to attend the Biennial Club Business Meeting which includes: election of officers, approval of meeting minutes/treasurer's report and voting on various proposals, if any. Next is the always eagerly anticipated Technical Seminar where various coach problems and solutions are discussed. Then attend the Afternoon Tea (both ladies and gentlemen by popular request) where you will take tea accompanied with cookies and such as you listen to a highly acclaimed performing artist playing the harp. Admittance to the Pizza Party (later that evening) will require a donation of 3 food items/person (non-perishable) that will be donated to a local food pantry for helping to relieve food insecurity. The Ice Cream Social will follow where you may be among the first to hear about the 2025 National Rally. Later we may circle the chairs and enjoy friendly conversations around a warm and cozy campfire (weather permitting) or a movie.

Wednesday After a delicious catered hot breakfast, you will have free time to explore on your own or just relax as you please. However, Club activities return in the late afternoon with the always expected group photo, a delicious catered dinner and the presentation of our charitable donation (non-perishable food) to a local food pantry. Next, a top rally pleasing performing artist will entertain and again we will crank up the rotating raffle drum and reward some of those in attendance with door prizes.

Thursday Enjoy a continental breakfast as you discuss the good times just had and good times yet to come, say goodbyes, and then you are off to your next RV adventure before noon.

***Note: With a 60 coach limit, you may want to sign up soon. You will not be disappointed!

Rally location:

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Quick Links: I - Rally Description II - Rally Itinerary III - Additional Information IV - Registration and Contact Information

II - Rally Itinerary

Date/Time Activity
Sunday, September 17
10:00 am Start arriving, park motorcoaches, register, and get Rally Packets.
4:00 pm Rally starts with Meet & Greet (heavy appetizers)
Guest from the Visitors Center
5:00 pm Speaker - Civil War Battle of Lewisburg
6:00 pm Welcome, Officer Recognition, Rally Update, and Door Prizes
7:00 pm Directors Meeting (Executive Board)
Monday, September 18
8:00 am Optional All-Day Bus Tour
Greenbrier Hotel - Bunker Tour and browse through the elegant shops and "awesome" floral gardens
Elks Country Club for lunch
The Carnegie Hall for a lively Concert and Tour
Return to the Campground before 5 pm.
There is an additional cost for this option.
Tuesday, September 19
8:00 am Catered Hot Breakfast
10:00 am Club Biennial Business Meeting (for all Club members) and Door Prizes
Noon Lunch on your own
1:00 pm Technical Seminar
3:30 pm Afternoon Tea (for both ladies and gentlemen) with a highly acclaimed performing artist on the harp
6:00 pm Pizza Party (bring 3 nonperishable food items/person)
Ice Cream Social
7:30 pm Update on 2025 National Rally planning
Campfire (weather permitting)
Wednesday, September 20
8:00 am Catered Hot Breakfast
5:45 pm Group photo with Club flag
6:00 pm Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation and catered hot dinner
7:15 pm Charitable Donation (where we donate the food items collected at Pizza Party)
7:30 pm Top rally-pleasing performing artist
8:30 pm Door prizes
Thursday, September 21
8:00 am Continental breakfast, goodbyes and depart campground by noon

This interactive map shows the rally locations:

Quick Links: I - Rally Description II - Rally Itinerary III - Additional Information IV - Registration and Contact Information

III - Additional Information

Seating for the optional all-day Bus Tour is limited. Tour bus seating is in order of receipt of registration form so register for the rally sooner rather than later.

The final itinerary will be in the Rally Packets which you will receive upon arrival at the campground.

Pets are allowed in the campground, subject to the standard conditions.

Additional Days

Contact the campground directly at 304-645-1090 to make reservations. Campground site rate before and after the rally is $45.00/night, plus tax.

Things to See and Do on the Way To/From the Rally

Things to See and Do in the Area

Other attractions in near proximity you may wish to visit before or after the rally are:

Quick Links: I - Rally Description II - Rally Itinerary III - Additional Information IV - Registration and Contact Information

IV - Registration and Contact Information

Hosts: Nick and Dee Dee McClain
(All rally questions, except registration)
Jerry and Mary Breu
(All registration questions)
Eric and Sue Sandstrom
(Honorary hosts)
email: nrmcclain@gmail.com bornfree1944@gmail.com esandstrom99@gmail.com

Please see the Registration Form for additional contact information.


Two/coach: $429

One/coach: $279

Extra person: $151

Additional Fees

All-day Bus Tour: Bus Tour of area including the "magnificient" Greenbrier Hotel (Bunker Tour and spending time walking through the elegant shops and "awesome" flower gardens), Elks Country Club (lunch), Carnegie Hall (performance and tour). Additional cost of $129/person.

Attendance limit: 60 coaches

Registration deadline: July 1, 2023

Cancellation deadline: July 1, 2023

Refund: Partial refunds after July 1, 2023 based on financial obligations to vendors.

Name Badges

If you don't have an official Leap'n Lions name badge and you'd like to have one for the rally, follow the instructions on the Name Badge webpage.


Attendance is limited to current members and alumni members of the Born Free Leap'n Lions RV Club. Membership is only $15.00 per year. A membership application may be found on the Join Us! webpage.

COVID-19 WAIVER: An inherent risk of COVID-19 exposure exists in any public place where people gather. By attending this event you understand and assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. The Born Free Leap'n Lions RV Club, its officers, members, volunteers, exhibitors, and service providers are not liable for any illness, injury or death from COVID-19 related to your participation at this event.

Quick Links: I - Rally Description II - Rally Itinerary III - Additional Information IV - Registration and Contact Information