FMCA Hosting Convention In Georgia March 15-18

February 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA) — an international association for RV owners — are making plans to head to Perry, Ga., March 15-18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Owners of approximately 2,700 RVs will take part in the event, which has been dubbed “Southern Charm,” in honor of the host area, according to a press release. In December, FMCA announced that they were going to allow towable RV owners to join their association.... Read more

KOA Care Camps Surpasses $12M In Donations

February 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a big year for Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) Care Camps in 2017, as the organization passed the $12 million mark in the amount of money raised since the program was started in 1984. Focused on providing children diagnosed with cancer an opportunity to attend camp, Wade Elliott, KOA Care Camps chairman, told Woodall’s Campground Management that in 2017 the organization was able to financially support more than 42,000 children and disbursed more than $1.1 million in operating and capital... Read more

NJCOA Host Annual MAC Conference March 12-14

February 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Campground owners take the opportunity to meet with representatives at the trade show. Campground owners and managers along the Mid-Atlantic Coastal states region can “Focus on the Future” when they attend the 27th Annual Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Campground Conference and Trade Show (MAC), March 12-14 in Dover, Del., at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, held by the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA). Joann DelVescio, executive director of NJCOA and the MAC event... Read more

NCA Spring Conference Takes Place March 16-18

February 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A quote from Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” rang true for Northeast Campground Association (NCA) Executive Director Cyndy Zbierski when she was putting together this year’s spring conference. “I know everyone is busy, but if you are buying, building or already operating a campground and want to make it the best it can be, then this conference is the perfect fit,” Zbierski told Woodall’s Campground Management. “It features... Read more

Westover: Guest Experiences Are Driving Success

January 30, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Westover Editor’s Note: Jim Westover, vice president of operations at Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc. which franchises Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, spoke with Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) about the franchises recent recognition by business-focused magazines Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur. The 83-park system appeared for the first time on Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 list of award-winning franchise opportunities, and moved... Read more

Austin East KOA Opens, Plans Future Expansions

January 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Austin East KOA Welcome Area. In 2013, John T. Baker stood next to his grandfather looking over a piece of land to the east of Austin, Texas, and told him he was going to turn the roughly 42 acres of land into a campground. “I think I have spent one night in an RV and have camped a half-dozen times,” said Baker. Still, he was dedicated to making his vision come to life and on January 2, nearly five years after beginning the process of creating a campground, the Austin East Kampgrounds of America... Read more

Md. KOA Continuing To Monitor Mile-Long Ice Jam

January 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This slab of ice was along the bank of the Conococheague Creek. A mile-long ice jam on the Conococheague Creek near the Hagerstown/Antietam Battlefield Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Holiday campground in Washington County, Md., is cause for some concern. Judith Durham, who owns the campground with her husband, John, told Woodall’s Campground Mangement that the campground is closed this time of year and that the few work campers staying on higher ground are not in “harms way”. Durham... Read more

WACO Hosting 2018 Convention From March 13-18

January 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention is set to take place from March 13-18 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisc., and includes a two-day trade show. Deemed the largest campground convention in the nation by WACO, the convention is only open to registered campground owners. For details on how to register you can click here. Lori Severson, WACO’s executive director, told Woodall’s Campground Management that the... Read more

PCOA Convention Draws In 280 After Great 2017

December 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Past and present board members gathered at PCOA’s annual meeting. With an average occupancy rate of 63% in 2017, the best in 30 years, according to Beverly Gruber, executive director of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA), campground owners and operators in Pennsylvania had a lot to smile about when they attended the 54th annual PCOA convention and trade show from Dec. 11-13. Described as “upbeat”, the convention, which was held at the Penn Stater Conference... Read more

Fire Destroys 16 Buildings At Ventura Ranch KOA

December 12, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

Patio furniture is all that is left at this deluxe cabin at Ventura Ranch KOA. In an update late Tuesday (Dec. 12) morning, Mike Gast, vice president of communications at Kampgrounds of America (KOA), told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that the Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday in Santa Paula, Calif., has lost 16 structures, including its camp store, registration, maintenance and storage buildings, and several deluxe cabins. Also lost in the fire were two RVs owned by Scott Cory, the owner... Read more

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