‘LSI’ Highlights Growth At Annual Symposium

November 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Rob Schutter Officials at Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI) hosted the organizations largest symposium in the history of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts franchise network in early November, drawing 248 campground owners, operators and staff members, as well as 106 vendors. Milford, Ohio-based LSI franchises more than 80 Jellystone Parks throughout North America. The Nov. 5-8 event held at the Embassy Suites and the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky, included sales, marketing... Read more

Sun Communities Resort Is Built from Ground-up

September 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Grand opening at Cava Robles resort. For several years, Sun Communities has been raising eyebrows as it has either acquired some of the nation’s finest campgrounds and RV resorts or acquired well located  “fixer upper” type parks and transformed them into attractive RV resorts. But on Tuesday (Sept. 25) Sun Communities did something entirely new: It held a grand opening for the 332-site Cava Robles RV Resort in Paso Robles, Calif., the first RV resort in the country that the Southfield,... Read more

CalARVC Park Day Draws Dozens of Park Owners

September 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Brooke Burnham (in red) and Michael Wambolt, of Visit SLO Cal, the tourism marketing agency for San Luis Obispo County, brief CalARVC RV Park Day attendees on the agency’s marketing efforts. Nearly 80 private park operators gathered in Paso Robles, Calif., this week as the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) celebrated its Fall RV Park Day education and networking event. This week’s meetings were held Tuesday (Sept. 25) afternoon and evening, and all day Wednesday,... Read more

LSI Symposium Will Highlight Growth and Education

September 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Westover, vice president of operations at LSI, speaks with attendees of the 2017 symposium. Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI) is preparing for its annual symposium and trade show as the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort network experiences the strongest growth in the company’s 49-year history. The Nov. 5-8 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Symposium & Trade Sow, which includes presentations by top LSI officials, educational seminars and a tradeshow with more than... Read more

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

May 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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