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Crews Increase Containment Of Deadly Wildfires

Firefighters monitor burning grass during a firing operation along Highway 29 on Thursday. Crews on Wednesday (Oct. 18) continued to increase containment of a cluster of deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California, while authorities announced the discovery of another fire victim — a development that brought the fatality count to 42. According to The Los Angeles Times, authorities confirmed a 23rd death in Sonoma County — 22 from the Tubbs fire and one from the Nuns fire, officials... Read more

Blue Water, Grand Design Rally Raises Thousands

Blue Water Development, a real estate developer, recently hosted the 2017 North East Grand Design RV Owners Rally at their luxury campground, The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Long Neck, Del. Proceeds from the event went to Moment of Peace Adventures (MOPA), a nonprofit which organizes outdoor adventures for children 18 years and under with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. According to a press release, in what became the largest private rally ever held by Grand Design... Read more

Thousands Of Horses Part Of Annual Beach Ride

Thousands of horses and riders will gallop to Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 5, for the 36th Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride. According to a press release, the Myrtle Beach camping resort will transform into a 200-acre equestrian-friendly ranch for the horses taking part in the annual event that raises money for the American Heart Association. The Beach Ride is expecting over 1,200 riders and 2,000 participants from 23 states... Read more

Pensacola RV Park Wants More Millennial Growth

A local RV Park in Pensacola, Fla., Avalon Landing, has encouraged the Millennial generation to try camping, although, this generation has already taken to the outdoor alternative. A surprising trend consumers have noticed is the rise in interest in outdoor leisure activities among young adults – as opposed to the typical vacation travel hotel/motel stay. According to DigitalJournal.com, a surprising trend business owners have noticed is the rise in interest in outdoor leisure activities among... Read more

Texas: FEMA Aid Registration Deadline Is Nearing

FEMA trailers Almost two months after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, residents still are registering for federal disaster assistance — and they should hurry, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials warn, because there’s an Oct. 24 deadline. “The road to recovery is going to be long and hard for the state of Texas,” said Pamela Saulsby, a FEMA representative. “The devastation was so widespread.” According to the San Antonio Express-News, from Saturday to Sunday alone, the... Read more

PRVCA Hosting 2 Succession Planning Webinars

The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association (PRVCA) will be hosting two webinars in November outlining strategies for succession planning. The sessions are scheduled to run Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 from 10-11 a.m. (EST). “For many business owners, their business represents 80% to 90% of their wealth. It is crucial to understand how to unlock this value at some point in the future because it will make a significant difference in an owner’s retirement lifestyle,” PRVCA reported... Read more

Minn. Couple Finds Success Retrofitting VW Vans

This fall, people have been visiting VanGo Automotive in Minneapolis, Minn., to experience the changing leaves from the comfort of a retro Volkswagen Campervan RV. According to citypages.com, for less than $200 a night, you can feel like you’re living in a real-life Instagram filter, rolling across the campgrounds and parks of Minnesota and Wisconsin (and maybe even the Dakotas, if you really dare to dream), courtesy of the new niche-camping concept in St. Paul. After having a baby and deciding... Read more

Letter: Sisk Bids Farewell As CalARVC President

Darrell Sisk EDITORS NOTE: This letter was distributed to members of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) and is written by Darrell Sisk. Sisk is stepping down as association president after serving two terms from 2015-2017. Randy Hendrickson was voted in as the new president at CalARVC’s Fall Board Meeting.  By the time you read this, I will be wearing yet another new hat: Past President of CalARVC, the best RV park and campground association in the country. It’s... Read more

Skyline Wilderness Estimates 600-Acres Scorched

Dorothy Glaros, president of the Skyline Park Citizens Association, leads a tour through the lower 50 acres of the park. Dorothy Glaros spent much of last week watching large sections of now-closed, 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park in Napa County, Calif., burn amid the Atlas Fire and associated backfires. “I had tears in my eyes,” said Glaros, who has been involved with park operations for 38 years. According to the Napa Valley Register, she and other Skyline volunteers did more than watch. They... Read more

Ontario Tax Deduction Campaign Garners Support

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) threw its support behind Camping In Ontario and the campground industry’s efforts to ensure owners of small campgrounds continue to have access to the small business tax credit. According to a press release, at its recent annual general meeting the CCC overwhelmingly supported the “Private Campground Tax Classification Leaves Owners Out in the Cold” policy resolution, recommending that the federal government adjust its tax policies to characterize campgrounds... Read more

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