Pelland Clients Get CONY Marketing Awards

Two Pelland Advertising clients took top marketing awards at the 51st Annual Campground Owners of New York (CONY) Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, held at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. According to an announcement from Pelland Advertising, at the annual banquet on Saturday evening, Nov. 8, Brook n Wood Campground was honored with the Best Website marketing award, and Copake Kampgrounds of America (KOA) was honored with the Best Brochure marketing award. Both campgrounds... Read more

Ind. RV Resort Reopens Santa Land of Lights

Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort's lights display The sixth annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 27. Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort near Santa Claus, Ind., this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards, according to the announcement from the resort. At 1.2 miles long, it is one of... Read more

N.M. RV Park Gets Environmental Approval

After a 19-month wait, an Aztec business owner is set to receive permission to open an RV park seven miles northeast of Aztec, N.M., the Daily Times of Farmington reported. On Tuesday (Nov. 18), New Mexico's secretary of the environment, Sean Flynn, approved a discharge permit for a planned sewage lagoon at the proposed RV park. Tom Payne owns land at 16747 U.S. Highway 550 where he plans to open the park. It is possible the permit could be appealed, however. Payne has signaled his plans with... Read more

Aussies Grow Their RV And Camping Sectors

Australian RV production statistics released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia have revealed recovery and growth in the Australian RV sector, the Queensland Times reported. New RV production data for September show a year-over-year growth of 9.8% compared to September 2013, and overall production for 2014 is 5.1% higher than it was in 2013. Since 2008, RV registrations have increased by 21.6% (528,869, up from 414,469). "The strength of the caravanning and camping industry in... Read more

Campground Christmas Celebrates 10 Years

The Devon, Alberta, annual Christmas in the Park event is set for Nov. 29 at the Devon Lions Campground, the Devon Dispatch reported. But this isn’t just another year for the event, as Christmas in the Park is set to celebrate 10 years of kicking off the Christmas season in Devon. Last year saw record attendance for the event, and this year the town is preparing for an even larger crowd. “Traditionally we’ve had around 1,000 to 1,500 people coming out,” said Kristin Walsh, community recreation... Read more

Idaho County May Take Over Campground

Officials of Latah County, Idaho, and Idaho Fish and Game are talking about a county takeover of the campground at Spring Valley Reservoir, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported. The state recreation area east of Troy, about two miles north of state Highway 8, is popular with people who enjoy fishing and boating. The reservoir would still be managed by the state if the county takes over management of the campground. For the original story, click here.    Read More →

Dometic, RVBusiness Donate To Care Camps

John Primm and Melissa Cipriano Melissa Cipriano, executive director of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, was on hand Nov. 12 at the RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards Reception during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip to receive a $2,500 donation from Dometic Corp. and RVBusiness magazine on behalf of KOA Care Camps. In accepting the check from John Primm, director of RV Aftermarket for Elkhart, Ind.-based Dometic, Cipriano told... Read more

Muddy Waters: Employee Or A Contractor?

In its weekly update to members, the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) shared advice from the California Chamber of Commerce talking about the perils of classifying workers as employees or independent contractors. While some of the details are specific to California, it's a question that affects many campgrounds, especially ones employing working campers. And Jeff Sims with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds advises RV park owners and operators not... Read more

TXAD Rolls Out New Okla. RV Resort Website

TXAD Internet Services, based in Crowley, Texas and part of Texas Advertising, announced that it has created a website for By The Lake RV Resort in Ardmore, Okla., which can be accessed at “We gave the site a fresh look and feel and made it easy to navigate,” said Braden Walker, senior web developer for TXAD Internet Services. The 121-site park is 1.5 miles from the 5,700-acre Lake Murray and Lake Murray State Park, the the and largest state park in Oklahoma. Other local... Read more

Jubilee Raises Money For Iowa Campground

Holiday spirit is in the air and the Clinton County (Iowa) Conservation group is ready to take advantage of the season with its third annual Holiday Tree Jubilee, the Clinton Herald reported. With a number of artificial trees, wreaths, centerpieces and baskets decorated and donated by area contributors to bid on by guests, the two-day event offers the community an opportunity to not only find one-of-a-kind decorations for their holiday but also to give back to the Rock Creek Marina and Campground. Running... Read more

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