Baby Boomers Find New Career As Workampers

Michael Shoemaker is sitting at a picnic table in front of his recreational vehicle on an early October evening here at the Red River State Recreation Area. As reported by the New York Times, Shoemaker is a work camper, one of thousands of modern-day nomads who live in their motor homes or trailers, traveling from campground to campground for seasonal jobs. A majority of work campers are in the second half of life, many well into the traditional retirement years. Shoemaker, who has worked, among... Read more

Alberta Town Downsizing Municipal Campground

A new training tower for firefighters in Hanna, Alberta, will shrink the city’s campground, the Hanna Herald reported. The Hanna Fire Department’s proposal, approved by the town council, noted that the changes to the campground would also allow for some parking for both the town museum as well as the Wes James Ball Diamond during large events. The plan would also require a number of poplar trees to be removed and will remove six of the 14 campsites at the Museum Campground. Town administration... Read more

Ottawa 2017 Aims For More Canada Day Camping

As hotels fill up for Canada Day 2017 around the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the city is considering allowing people to book sites for “urban camping” in front of city facilities like recreation complexes and arenas, Metro News Ottawa reported. “We’re getting close to reaching full capacity in hotels, so that’s why we asked to table this motion before the council,” said Guy Laflamme, executive director of Ottawa 2017. Sites chosen by city staff members for consideration include the... Read more

N.Y. Offers Plans For 3 Adirondack Campgrounds

The Unit Management Plans (UMPs) for three New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Adirondack campgrounds – Limekiln Lake, Eighth Lake and Lake Durant – are now final, the Adirondack Almanack reported. The final UMPs identify facilities and infrastructure to be upgraded or replaced during the next five years. The 312-acre Limekiln Lake Campground is located east of the community of Inlet. It lies in both the town of Ohio in Herkimer County and the town of Inlet in Hamilton... Read more

B.C. Council Jumps Through Campground Hoops

The District of Sicamous, British Columbia, will be seeking input before pursuing permission to establish a municipal campground on agricultural land, the Eagle Valley News reported. Having identified a 40-acre parcel of agricultural land in the Old Town Bay area for potential campground use, one of the hurdles faced by the district involves submitting a non-farm-use land application to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). In September, the district’s council learned at the Union of British... Read more

Galaxy Multirides Offering Pair Of New Products

Galaxy Multirides announced that it has rolled out two new products, the Adrenalator and the Dizzy X. The Adrenalator is a portable, trailer-mounted extreme action challenge, where competitors run against each other up a 27-degree incline on Galaxy’s patented cushioned conveyor belts to see who can reach the top first. For more info, click here. The Dizzy X is a new action obstacle course. Four players stand on the dizzy disc on their assigned color. After they’re spun around, the start... Read more

CAS: Three Tips For Setting Next Season Prices

Campground Automation Systems, the people behind the Sunrise software suite for RV parks and campgrounds, sent out three tips for parks to consider when looking at prices for next season. 1.  Basic Economics: Keep basic economics in mind. Supply and demand should play a key role in how you set your pricing for next season. If you look back at your occupancy for the past year and find periods of time where you sold out and had a waiting list you, need to raise the price for those periods. Any time... Read more

Google Donates $165,000 To ‘Every Kid In A Park’

Google has donated $165,000 to send about 1,700 children to national parks around the country as a part of the National Park Foundation’s efforts to get more kids into the parks, according to an announcement from the American Recreation Coalition. The donation was made to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program. It supports the U.S. National Park Service’s “Every Kid In A Park” initiative, which allows every fourth grader in the country to get a... Read more

Planned Campground Denied After Complaints

Neighbors convinced officials in Brazeau County, Alberta, to deny permission for a private campground to be built, the Drayton Valley Western Review reported. Brazeau County had received a campground application and request for the redistricting of property from agricultural to direct control. The county council heard various concerns from adjacent landowners during its Oct. 18 meeting. Those concerns included trespassing, off-highway-vehicle use and noise, traffic, disturbing the livestock, garbage... Read more

RV Trader, Keystone, Thousand Trails Award RV

From April-June this year, RV Trader and its sister brands, Cycle Trader and ATV Trader, ran “The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway” in partnership with Keystone RV and Thousand Trails. Out of more than 75,000 entrants, Patty Washall of Wilmington, Del., was selected as the winner, according to an announcement. Washall won a 2016 Keystone Fuzion Impact VaporLite 26V RV, valued at approximately $36,000. Included in the prize pack was a year-long Thousand Trails camping pass (worth $2,995),... Read more

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