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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Mich. Campgrounds Still Await Green Light to Reopen

With Michigan State Parks set to open in late June and many private campgrounds still closed, Memorial Day weekend is going to feel different for many Michigan campers, and private park owners throughout the state are going to feel the financial sting, according to Greg Katt, executive director of the Michigan Association of RV Parks […]

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OCOA’s Grassroots Effort Leads to May 21 Reopening

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Ohio park owners as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a May 21 reopening date for campgrounds. The date is key for many park owners as it allows them to be open for Memorial Day weekend, typically one of the busiest weekends of the year for most […]

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PCOA: ‘The Best Cooperative Effort I Have Ever Seen’

Editor’s note: This note to Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) members was written by the association’s executive director, Beverly Gruber, and is posted here with her permission.  As I write this newsletter unprecedented things are happening in our world. None of us could have predicted that a pandemic would cause the world to shut down […]

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RoverPass Announces $5M Campground Stimulus

RoverPass, an online RV park directory and reservation system, announced during the Back to Camping Summit on Monday (May 11) that it had created a $5 million stimulus fund for RV parks and campgrounds that were current RoverPass customers. During a session entitled Back in Business: Making Our Way Out of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Ravi […]

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‘Back to Camping Summit’ Virtual Event Draws 500

A morning bike ride in early April served as a catalyst for what would become the virtual Back to Camping Summit, which concludes today (May 12). With more than 500 registered for the two-day event, there were more than a dozen educational sessions and Toby O’Rourke, CEO and president of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), […]

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KOA Report: Camping Poised to Grow in a Big Way

Camping Ranks No. 1 as ‘Safest’ Form of Vacation in KOA Special Report Highlighting Attitudes Toward Camping Due to COVID-19 Crisis There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the RV park and campground sectors. Some states are loosening stay-at-home orders and are allowing park owners to open to […]

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Virtual ‘Back to Camping Summit’ Starts Sunday

The Back to Camping Summit has brought on 52 partners, 23 speakers and hundreds of park operators for the virtual event that kicks off on May 10 with an informal evening session, according to a press release. Organizers are expecting nearly 500 attendees for the two-day, plus one evening, education and information experience. “It is […]

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Campgrounds In S.C., Pa. Have Smooth Reopening

For some park owners the wait to reopen ended this past weekend with states such as South Carolina and Pennsylvania allowing private parks to reopen their doors to campers. Throughout the country state and local officials are evaluating stay at home orders to slowly reopen their economies. For the campground owners that are being allowed […]

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KOA Provides Franchisees with Reopening Tools

As campgrounds around the country begin to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, many in the RV park and campground sectors have questions about how they should move forward. From a marketing and operations standpoint, the coronavirus crisis has offered up new challenges, meaning campground owners are having to find ways to adapt to a new […]

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