How Can Campground Sector Attract Minority Owners?

When AJ Lefear bought a piece of undeveloped land with a mobile home on it in Brazoria, Texas, it wasn’t to build an RV park.  “The idea was simply to have some land,” he explained. “I had the desire, I’m an engineer, and so I just wanted to have some land. This piece of property […]

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Q&A: ‘Latino Outdoors’ Founder on Overcoming Bias, Barriers

Latino Outdoors is a Latino-led organization that is focused on expanding and amplifying Latino experiences in the outdoors. Part of the RV park and campground arena’s inclusion summit last fall, the group has a team of leaders spread throughout North America as it works with the Latino population — one of the fastest-growing demographics in […]

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Coronavirus Delays Grand Opening for KOA’s Glamping Resort

The COVID-19 crisis has forced Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to delay the opening of Terramor Outdoor Resort, a glamping resort the company is currently building in Bar Harbor, Maine. Whitney Scott, KOA’s vice president of marketing, told WOODALLSCM.com (WCM) that due to state travel restrictions and delays in getting tent furnishings the decision was […]

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ARVC Workshop Attracts 55 Prospective Campground Owners

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) prospective owners workshop on June 4 was a success, according to Paula Horwitz, ARVC’s executive director of education and events. With 55 attendees in total, Horwitz told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), a sister publication to RVBusiness, that the virtual workshop went smoothly on the technical side of […]

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California Campgrounds Get Go-Ahead to Open June 12

California park owners learned Friday (June 5) that they are going to be able to reopen as early as June 12, according to Dyana Kelley, CEO and president of CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance (CampCalNOW). The states governor’s office is set to post what it calls reopening guidance for private campgrounds and state park […]

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PMRV Manufacturers Starting to See Production Uptick

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the park model RV industry in a big way, but the top two manufacturers of park model RVs are still producing units. “In 2015, we did $15 million in sales, but we had close to $80 million in park model sales last year,” said Dick Grymonprez, director of park model […]

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Michigan Campgrounds Topic of Next ‘WCM Fireside Chat’

Park owners in Michigan finally received some good news on Monday (June 1) when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay at home order, allowing private campgrounds to reopen to recreational campers. Still, some localities can limit recreational camping and there are guidelines park owners must follow as they welcome campers back. To help sort […]

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Commentary: California Campgrounds Mired in COVID-19 Hell

”Frustration” may not effectively express what Dyana Kelley, the CEO and president of the CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance (CampCalNOW), is feeling at the moment. But it’s the most politically correct term appropriate for public consumption available to Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), a sister publication to RVBusiness magazine. That’s because the Golden State’s park owners have […]

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Calif. Campgrounds Struggling with Continued Restrictions

WCM Fireside Chats, the weekly livestream show produced by Woodall’s Campground Management, a sister publication to RVBusiness, welcomed Dyana Kelley, CEO and president of CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance (CampCalNOW), to the show June 1 to discuss the campground restrictions in California. She mentioned that the COVID-19 crisis has forced a majority of parks […]

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Care Camps Big Weekend Goes Virtual; Support Needed

Moved to a virtual format this year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) Care Camps Big Weekend was still a success, according to Jennifer Mercer, Care Camps’ director of development. Held at the beginning of May, normally Big Weekend allows campers to stay at participating KOA parks on a Friday […]

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