NCA Conference Wraps Up After Solid Turnout

March 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Northeast Campground Association’s (NCA’s) 53rd Northeast Conference on Camping and Trade Show wrapped up Saturday evening (March 18) in Nashua, N.H., after three days of solid turnout by campground operators from Maine to Maryland and all points in between. In all, more than 310 people attended the conference at the Radisson Hotel Nashua, the third year for the event at that venue. Of those attending, 180 were campground owners and operators and 130 came from the 70 exhibitors at... Read more

Pelland, Insider Perks, Photographer Teaming Up

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At last week’s Northeast Conference on Camping in Nashua, N.H., Pelland Advertising, Insider Perks and Chris Reidenbaugh, a Google 360 Business View photographer, met jointly with campground owners to highlight their new strategic partnership. “We like to think that we are the best at what we do, the development of custom-designed responsive websites and the production and printing of a full range of color advertising,” explained Pelland founder Peter Pelland. “We are not... Read more

NCA Con/Expo Features Packed Agenda For Day 2

March 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Radisson Hotel Nashua, N.H., is hosting the Northeast Conference on Camping The Northeast Conference on Camping entered day two (March 17) of its three-day run in Nashua, N.H., marked by a full agenda and a decidedly upbeat tone by members following a year in which both public and private parks were setting records. “People are cooped up and ready to camp. They’ve been posting on Facebook, ‘Is it Spring yet?’” said Michelle Viola of The Pines Campground, whose park, The Pines Campground... Read more

Members Are Upbeat for ’17 at NCA Conference

March 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

David Berg of Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport reporting on the Maine Campground Owners Association while other NCA members listen The Northeast Conference on Camping opened Wednesday (March 16) in Nashua, N.H., with a wave of apparent optimism for the upcoming camping season from nine member states from Maine to Maryland comprising the Northeast Campground Association (NCA). “We have a wonderful program planned over the next three days,” said NCA Executive Director Cyndy Zbierski at the... Read more

Calif. KOA Park Offers Variety Of Rental Options

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While many RV parks and campgrounds offer some sort of rental option, Scott Cory’s experience working for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) helped drive his choices to offer a range of rentals when he decided to leave the company and become a franchisee. Cory and Steven Bitter own the Ventura Ranch KOA, and they have taken it to a new level since purchasing it in 2009. “We bought the campground at the end of 2009,” Cory told Woodall’s Campground Management. “With my background at KOA corporate,... Read more

Technology Helps Drive Longer Camping Stays

March 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Campers in North America are, unsurprisingly, placing more and more importance on technology, though they also have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the effect connectedness has on camping trips. But from a business standpoint, the overriding factor regarding technology is that, for U.S. campers, access to technology is allowing a substantial bloc of campers to spend more time outside, according to the 2017 North American Camper Report, released today (March 15). The report by Scott Bahr of... Read more

KOA Study Sees 3.4M New Camping Households

March 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2017 North American Camping Report became public this morning (March 15), and it’s got a lot of good news for the camping and RVing sector, both in the short-term and over the long haul. Today’s report is the third edition of the North American Camping Report, and while each has been commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), the report goes far beyond KOA guests to survey Americans and Canadians about their thoughts on camping and to quiz campers about their desires and habits. “There’s... Read more

Camping Market Getting Younger, More Diverse

March 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no question that growth in camping is one of the biggest themes in the 2017 North American Camping Report, released today (March 14). Generation X and Millennials are driving a lot of growth in camping in general, but also in family camping, group camping and minority camping, according to the report, which was commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) but which looks beyond KOA guests to all campers across the U.S. and Canada. In fact, since KOA first commissioned Scott Bahr of... Read more

Accommodations Adapt To Demographics Shift

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Across the North American camping market, tenting still reigns supreme, with roughly 60% of all campers using tents to enjoy the great outdoors and Millennials being the age group most likely to camp in a tent. But as the camping market grows younger and more racially and ethnically diverse, so too grows the popularity of other accommodations, according to the 2017 North American Camping Report, released today (March 15). The report, commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and put together... Read more

Shiffman: Sun Communities Remains On A Roll

February 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Gary Shiffman In an conference call following Sun Communities Inc.’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings results on Thursday (Feb. 23), Gary Shiffman, CEO and chairman of the Southfield, Mich., company highlighted Sun’s performance gains. Sun has 349 RV and manufactured housing parks it owns or has an interest in across 29 states in the U.S. and in Ontario. “Since 2016 was marked by sustained success in achieving strong results for our stakeholders, we delivered another... Read more

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