Ocean Lakes Hosts Carolinas Meeting
Nearly 100 campground industry leaders from across the Carolinas will gather at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the Carolinas Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CARVC) Annual Membership Meeting & Trade Show Sunday (Feb. 13) through Tuesday, according to a news release.
The event is open to conference registrants, but on-site registration is welcome at the Ocean Lakes Recreation Building. Call the CARVC office at (800) 906-0907 or starting Sunday, Ocean Lakes at (843) 238-0130.
The trade show, which will take place on Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will feature software solutions, insurance, printing, promotional items, campground equipment suppliers and web marketing as well as cabins and yurts. There will be a 16-foot yurt on site in the Recreation Building.
Other highlights from the conference include seminars from topics ranging from disaster planning to solar energy. Speakers will include:
- National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Education Director Barb Youmans.
- Paul Merten, an entomologist with the USDA Forest Service.
- Dave Zoellner, managing attorney for the Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities.
- Jack Murphy from Banana Jack Murphy Productions.
Barb Krumm, director of marketing and public relations for Ocean Lakes, will lead discussion about green initiatives at RV parks. Ocean Lakes has a nationally recognized iCare Program that aims to reduce the environmental impact of the campground and its guests.