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CalARVC Announces Its Full Speaker Line-Up
The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) is getting ready for its 2017 RV Park Spring Getaway, which will happen March 28 at Calistoga RV Park in Calistoga.
Following the event’s opening introductions, the first session will take a deeper dive into the 2016 North American Camper Report, commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. More than 1 million households in North America started camping in 2015, according to the report. Of these new campers, 18% are African-American, 11% are Hispanic and 44% are Millennials. Additionally, 20% of campers say that camping allows them to spend more time vacationing each year, and access to technology may be promoting greater mobility among campers.
Next up is a session on how to protect your park from lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, put on by Jason James, a California certified access specialist. RV parks and campgrounds are quickly becoming the low hanging fruit for frequent ADA lawsuits, which can cost from $12,000 to $50,000. The laws regarding accessibility are confusing, and owners are being taken advantage of for not fully understanding these laws, according to CalARVC. James’s session “will make sense of the laws regarding accessibility at your facility, as well as, explain how to protect your facility from the lawsuits in the future.”
There’s a noon networking lunch, and then at 1:30 park operators sit down at a table for “ask the expert” roundtable sessions, where a new expert will join their table every 15 minutes.
- Jason Ikerd, Edelstein, Gilbert, Robson & Smith — Learn to Lobby Locally.
- Rob Coldren, Coldren Law Offices — Ask the Attorney.
- Daniella Faieta, Coloma Resort — Build a Better Camp Store .
- Dave Kendrick, Dogtrekker.com — Latest Trends for Travelers with Pets .
- Thom Niederkofler, Pacific Current Partners — Key Operating Metrics & How to Use Them.
- James, MHRV ACE — Ask the ADA Specialist.
There’s also a park tour at Calistoga RV Park, and an evening reception, dinner and campfire.
For full details and registration information, click here.