Crider: Plan Now On How To Deal With The Media

July 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Crider Editor’s Note: This column was written by Jeff Crider for the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC).  Earlier this year, CalARVC dedicated a full day to emergency planning, with guest speakers from the U.S. Border Patrol, the FBI as well as Hytropy Reverse Disaster, one of the nation’s top disaster planning firms. But, there’s another topic that needs to complement planning for any type of emergency, whether it’s a fire or earthquake or a problem involving... Read more

South Sierra Parks Attracting Whitewater Rafters

June 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

California didn’t receive nearly as much rain or snow as in 2017, but river rafting conditions in the Southern Sierra are “perfect” right now, according to the manager of Frandy Park Campground, which serves three rafting outfitters. “The Kern River is at a perfect level right now,” Demetriff said, adding that rafting companies will likely take people on tours on the upper Kern River through July 4. After that, they will likely take them on rafting tours below Lake Isabella. Three different... Read more

Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally Features Rare Trailers

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Vintage trailer enthusiasts check out a 1961 Holiday House Geographic that has been restored by Justin and Anna Scribner of Flyte Camp, a Bend, Ore. company that specializes in the restoration and sale of vintage RVs. Anna Scribner says there are only two of these 1961 Holiday House Geographic trailers in existence. Vintage RV collectors and enthusiasts from California and across North America recently gathered at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo, Calif., for the park’s 11th annual Vintage... Read more

Maurice LeBlanc Perseveres Through Adversity

May 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Maurice LeBlanc is President of the Louisiana Campground Owners Association. He also co-owns and operates the Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana. He’s pictured here with a stack of individual flood insurance policies for each of his cabins and buildings. Maurice LeBlanc, Jr. and his wife, Me-Me, probably have as much experience as any campground owners could possibly have with hurricanes, having sustained various amounts of damage and storm related business losses with Hurricanes Katrina,... Read more

Rowleys, AGS Give Storm Fund Over $22G

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Rachael and David Rowley of Pecan Park Riverside RV Park in San Marcos, Texas, present a check for $10,525 to the Texas Association of Campground Owners’ (TACO) Disaster Relief Fund. Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO, is standing on the right. David and Rachael Rowley, owners of Pecan Park Riverside RV Park in San Marcos, Texas, said they have special empathy for campground owners who are victims of floods and other disasters, having gone through three floods in the past... Read more

Legislative Updates Focus Of TACO Meeting

April 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Representative Matt Krause (left), who serves on the Texas legislative committees for culture, recreation and tourism as well as land and resource management, provides government affairs updates during TACO’s Spring Meeting in response to questions posed by Ron Hinkle, TACO’s legislative consultant. Rep. Matt Krause, R-Texas, listened to the concerns of campground owners and industry officials Sunday (April 22) about rocketing property taxes, early school start dates and the harmful reduction... Read more

Parks Recognized At TACO’s Spring Meeting

April 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Brian Schaeffer The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) presented awards today (April 23) as the Texas association kicked off the first full day of its annual spring meeting and trade show at the Lake Conroe/Houston North Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in Montgomery, Texas. TACO Executive Director and CEO Brian Schaeffer presented the association’s awards following today’s breakfast session attended by approximately 225 campground owners, vendors and industry officials from across the... Read more

CalARVC Event Addresses Disaster Preparation

March 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Rolle (in blue jacket) helping a park guest pretending to be injured during a simulated hazardous materials spill at CalARVC’s Emergency Planning day About 75 campground and RV park operators gathered at Pechanga Resort & Casino and Pechanga RV Resort in Temecula, Calif., Wednesday (Feb. 28) to learn how to better prepare themselves for disasters and to identify suspicious activities at their parks. The training sessions, all part of CalARVC’s Spring RV Park Day event, included... Read more

6 Reservation Companies Showcase Software

February 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 100 attendees took part in the California Association of RV Parks and Campground’s (CalARVC) Software Education Day, Tuesday (Feb. 27) at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Software Education Day served to showcase the reservation and management tools available to the campground industry. Six of the nation’s top campground reservation and front desk management service providers spent the day showcasing the capabilities of their systems, as well as the training they provide... Read more

CalARVC Software Education Day Underway

February 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 100 park operators from California, Arizona and California are gathering in Temecula, Calif., today (Feb. 27) to attend CalARVC’s Software Education Day. The daylong event, representing the largest software education event to date in the campground industry, is taking place at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. “We still have people signing and more could show up today,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC), which has... Read more

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