Camp Anytime Helping Parks Boost Bottom Line

July 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Real Hospitality Group COO Ben Seidel With a focus on improving sales and ultimately the bottom line, Ocean City, Md.-based Real Hospitality Group is now setting its sights on the campground industry with the official launch of Camp Anytime Management. Applying a sophisticated business model that yielded a successful seven-year run in the hospitality industry, Camp Anytime provides campground operators with a suite of management services including day-to-day operations, marketing and sales, human... Read more

‘RV Caucus’ Backs Zinke On Park Modernization

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke tours ‘Made in America’ RVs On July 18, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, members of the House and Senate RV caucuses and outdoor recreation industry leaders met and agreed on ways to leverage public-private partnerships to improve visitor experiences in public campgrounds, while also helping to reduce the Department of Interior’s maintenance backlog within the National Park Service (NPS). The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has been working... Read more

Grand Teton Park is Bracing for Eclipse Onrush

A fool’s folly come Aug. 21 might consist of rolling out of bed at the normal hour and cruising up to Grand Teton National Park on a quarter-full gas tank with no food, water or particular destination in mind to view the total solar eclipse. The Jackson Hole New & Guide reported that a serene viewing experience of the moon slipping entirely in front of the sun with Teton views is considerably less likely than catching glimpses of the much-hyped solar event out of a car window in an endless... Read more

North Dakota State Parks Upping Entrance Fees

Beginning Aug. 1, the price for entering North Dakota state parks will increase. According to the Bismark Tribune, as part of a fee hike the North Dakota Legislature passed during this year’s legislative session, the cost of a daily vehicle pass will increase to $7 from the current price of $5. The daily vehicle pass, which provides full access to parks for the day, last increased in 2000. The cost of an annual pass will increase to $35 from $25, a change that will go into effect Nov. 1 when the... Read more

Mountie Runs Off Black Bear From Alberta Park

Campers at Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park were treated to a rare sight Monday (July 25), after a young black bear was chased from the town by an RCMP officer clad in his red serge. reported that Damian Gillis said he and his family were relaxing in their campsite at the Townsite Campground at about 5 p.m. when they heard a commotion and passersby talking about a bear in town. When they followed the group of people gathering on the street, they saw the beginnings of... Read more

Camping Available at National Wildlife Refuges

National wildlife refuges from Alaska to Florida offer camping opportunities that allow visitors to see wildlife up close in a variety of natural habitats. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, works to conserve America’s treasured wildlife species and their habitat, providing unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities for all Americans. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, works to conserve America’s... Read more

Yukon Campground Installs Electric Bear Fence

Tent campers can once again stay at Yukon’s Congdon Creek Campground, thanks to the installation of an electric fence to deter bears. CBC News reported that the territorial campground has been mostly closed to soft-sided camping for several years, while still open to those travelling in RVs or hard-sided trailers. The site, located on the west side of Kluane Lake, has a “long history” of conflicts between bears and campers, explains Scott Gilbert, a biology instructor at Yukon... Read more

$1M Given to Rebuild Zion’s Emerald Pools Trail

A Utah-based philanthropic organization is providing $1 million to rebuild the Middle Emerald Pools Trail at Zion National Park and help up to 20,000 school children visit one of the national parks located in Utah. Mud slides in December 2010 forced closure of the trail, which is in Zion Canyon. The funding from the Eccles Foundation will pay for repairs and improvements to the trail, the Narional Park Foundation announced Tuesday (July 25). The work is expected to require “extensive reengineering,... Read more

Leave No Trace: Not True for Our National Parks

There’s a growing number of vandalism citations at national parks in the U.S., and the Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado appears to be a top target. In a Facebook post, the park says its mission of educating and inspiring “this and future generations” through the “unimpaired” preservation of natural and cultural resources is up against a tide of “intentional damage.” That includes people painting rocks for what look like scavenger hunts, rubbing... Read more

Minneapolis KOA Celebrates ‘Christmas in July’

As the sun was beating down and temperatures reached the 90s, campers at Minneapolis Southwest KOA campground in Jordan were thinking of cooler things. The Jordan Independent reported that the campground celebrated Christmas in July on Saturday with Christmas-themed activities for children. An inflatable Santa Claus and reindeer, penguin and Olaf from “Frozen” welcomed campers to the main office, and campers were encouraged to bring their own Christmas decorations to spruce up their campsite. Staff... Read more

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