Oregon Association Outlines April Convention Plans

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March 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Oregon RV Park & Campground Association (ORCA) will hold its annual meeting and convention April 18-20 at the Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Ore.

The 34-park organization plans a fun-filled three days packed with education, speakers, auctions, prizes and lots of area activities, according to a news release. The association’s newly inducted board of directors will also conduct its first meeting, discussing membership, dues and educational opportunities.

Jeff Sims, director of membership and government affairs for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), will be the keynote speaker and guest of honor. Sims will also provide an educational seminar focusing on the latest requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislative updates. He will also teach a class involving the future of RVing.

Damian Petty from Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance will give a presentation on insurance topics, including park liabilities with personal versus commercial vehicles. Brian Tolli of Evergreen Insurance will lead a seminar on making your pools, beaches and water rides safe. A representative from the state of Oregon will provide information on the state’s latest requirements for emergency planning. Attendees can earn Certified Park Operator credits for attending the various seminars.

Campground industry vendors will also have a trade show to highlight their latest products, including Palm Harbor Homes, which will showcase a park model.

Conference fees are $85 per person for members and $125 for non-members. Each vendor who is a member of association and wants to display a table will pay $125 for a display table. One non-member vendor will pay $175. Additional vendors will pay $85, which covers the cost of conference meals. Room rates for the convention are discounted to $89 per night. Two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner are included in the registration.

Membership in the Oregon association is based upon the number of spaces any campground would have. Campgrounds with 50 or fewer spaces are charged a basic membership fee of $350, while campgrounds with more than 50 spaces are charged an additional $4.50 per additional space. The maximum any campground will pay for membership is $850.

Anyone interested in attending the convention and receiving a schedule of events is invited to call Angi Christian at (541) 661-7930 or Roger Thompson at (541) 469-9089 or email

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