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ARVC Conference Caps Robust Year in Raleigh

November 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hundreds gathered for the 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo. Hundreds of National Association of RV Parks and Campground Association (ARVC) members spent this past week (Nov. 6-10) at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, N.C. at the 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) meeting old friends, attending educational seminars, perusing new products and hearing updates on how the RV park and campground arena is faring. Leading off with an association update during... Read more

Childhood Memories Spurred CreekFire Project

November 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A campsite at CreekFire Motor Ranch. Matthew Lipman, owner and president of the newly opened CreekFire Motor Ranch in Savannah, Ga., told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that he wanted to open the 105-acre resort to fill a void in the community. “I remember going camping when I was child and I wanted to find a way to tie in those childhood experiences, and try to create a way for families to make their own memories,” he said. CreekFire, which opened to the public on Oct. 27, was built... Read more

Rendezvous Sees Large Turnout, Interest Grows

November 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

240 attended the Rendezvous. Work camping is catching on in a big way and that was on full display during the Workamper Rendezvous that was held Oct. 16-20 in Herber Springs, Ark. Steve Anderson, owner of Workamper News, which hosted the annual event, told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that his organization has been very busy trying to keep up with the 50-plus new members who are signing up on a daily basis. “The interest in work camping has just been astounding,” he said. “We are... Read more

OCOA Sees Over 85 Attendees At Fall Conference

November 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 85 people, and representatives from 35 campgrounds, attended the annual Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) Fall Conference that was held from Oct. 24-25 in Hartville, Ohio. Kristi Smith, executive director of OCOA, told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that the conference took place in the northeastern part of the state and featured park tours at Countryside Campground and Cherokee Park Family Campground, both located in Mogadore, Woodside Lake Park in Streetsboro, and the... Read more

California KOA Barely Escapes Wildfire Damage

October 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

An aerial view of the damage caused by wildfire that destroyed the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) It started with a knock in the early morning hours of Oct. 9. “It was the sheriff,” recalled Pamela Mendala, owner of the Cloverdale/Healdsburg Kampgrounds of America (KOA) outside of Cloverdale, Calif., in a Monday (Oct. 23) interview with Woodall’s Campground Management. “He told us that we had to evacuate the entire campground immediately.” A... Read more

Hot, Dry Conditions Keep Wildfires Alive In Oregon

September 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Chetco Bar Fire It has been a hot, dry summer for most of Oregon and unfortunately that has meant wildfires have been a huge issue for most of the state. The National Integrated Drought Information System has placed most of Oregon in a short term “moderate drought” pattern, with the southern portions of the state seeing “abnormally dry” conditions. Oregon is also suffering through its 3rd hottest summer on record, according to the National Weather Service, giving the wildfires plenty of fuel... Read more

Cornwell: Fla. Key Campgrounds A Major Concern

September 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Irma devastated the Fla. Keys Residents in the southern portion of Florida are starting to assess the damage after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state with 130 mph winds and left some areas completely cut off from power and water. The Associated Press was reporting Tuesday (Sept. 12) that some residents were being allowed back onto some of the islands that form the Florida Keys, which took the brunt of Irma’s power. Bobby Cornwell, president and CEO of the Florida Association of RV Parks and... Read more

Bambei: ARVC Raising Funds For Harvey Victims

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

ARVC President Paul Bambei Paul Bambei, president of the Colorado-based National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC), told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that it is great to see the campground community rallying behind the victims of historic flooding in Southern Texas. Campground owners in the South Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are struggling to come to terms with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, which lambasted the coast and dumped over 50 inches of rain. Bambei... Read more

Campgrounds, Dealers Face Giant Recovery Effort

August 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

RVs were sent airborne at Camper Clinic, in Rockport, Texas Campground owners in the South Gulf Coast of Texas are struggling to come to terms with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, which lambasted the coast and continues to dump rain as a tropical storm on Houston and surrounding areas. The historic storm has ripped down power poles, strewn RVs across RV parks and left most owners wondering what to do next. Peggy Hilton, manager of Southern Oaks Luxury RV Resort in Aransas Pass, told... Read more

LCI Hosts Ind. Governor’s Job Initiative Launch

August 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb addresses the media, state and local elected officials at Lippert Components (Photo by J. Tyler Klassen) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb selected Elkhart County — the RV Capitol of the World — as a fitting site to unveil today (Aug. 17) his NextLevel Jobs initiative that is built to train, attract and retain the workers that the state desperately needs. During his presentation at Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc., Holcomb addressed some startling facts. Of particular... Read more

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