KOA Campgrounds Raise Funds for Care Camps
The sixth annual Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend, held this year on May 8-9, once again kicked off the camping season by caring for those in need.
According to a news release, 370 KOA Kampgrounds in the U.S. and Canada participated in the event, which benefits KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, the official charity of the KOA Owner’s Association. The event also allows campers to stay free on Saturday night with their paid Friday night stay.
Registrations for Friday, May 8, totaled nearly 16,000, resulting in more than 34,000 total nights. The Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend event continues to consistently rank among KOA’s top 10 camping weekends in terms of registrations and total camper nights.
Each participating KOA Kampground chooses the events, recreation, auctions, meals and other activities to offer their campers, with the common goal of raising funds for KOA Care Camps. These camps are a network of independent, specialized summer camps that provide fun, friendship and the health and medical attention needed by children with, or recovering from, cancer, and their siblings.
KOA Kampgrounds are continuing to raise funds for KOA Care Camps throughout the year; dollar amounts submitted to KOA by the campground owners through June 15 are matched by the KOA Holdings board of directors. Last year, the total amount KOA donated to the Care Camps fund was $250,000.