Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Parks are always busy on Labor Day with people hoping to enjoy one last long weekend outdoors.
But a series of storms forced some people at Oneida Shores Park to packed up their RV's a little early on Monday.
Those who remained at the campground found the opportunity to bond with others while riding out the storm.
“Everybody helps each other. If somebody's tent starts to blow away, everybody goes out and tries to fasten it down. That's the advantage of camping. It is like one big family,” said John Bertrand, a camper from Nedrow.
The spirit of camping was not lost among those who know there's always a bright spot after the storm.
A rainbow greeted visitors on the shore of Oneida Lake as the clouds passed.
"It's a good time, when there is nothing else to do, it is a good time to spend quality family time," said Elena Bartlett, visiting from Florida with her family.