Carolina Campgrounds to Mark Centennial
Those attending the Carolina Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC) board and regional meeting Monday (April 26) are looking forward to a good camping season as well as celebrating this year’s RV Centennial.
Eighteen people attended the CARVC meeting hosted by Gary and Marcia Rousseau at Magnolia RV Park and Campground, Kinards, S.C. Following the meeting, members went to dinner at Fatz Café in Clinton, S.C.
"It was a positive and upbeat evening," said Gary Rousseau.
President Dana Gabriel said many CARVC members are looking for ways to commemorate the centennial at their parks in June.
"We want parks to get on board," Gabriel said. "So far several parks are planning tree planting ceremonies, while others plan to hold ice cream socials with cake-cutting ceremonies."
Gabriel’s park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at River Bottom Farms in Swansea, S.C., will celebrate the centennial in conjunction with Yogi Bear’s birthday.
Other topics discussed included licensing issues. "Licensing is always an issue because campground owners get confused as to what they do and do not have to do for their parks," Gabriel said.
Michael Hobby, National Assocation of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) board member for District 4, attended the meeting to give CARVC members an update on the national level.
CARVC officers will be elected at the state convention in February.