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Estes Park, Colo., KOA Opens For Summer

May 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Estes Park, Colo., KOA Opens For Summer 

The Estes Park (Colo.) Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground, located at 2051 Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park, opened for the 2015 camping season on Friday (May 1), the Trail-Gazette reported.

The Estes Park KOA is one of 485 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the KOA system in the U.S. and Canada.

“As KOA begins its 53rd year of providing quality camping to North American families, we are proud to claim this campground as part of the KOA family,” said KOA President Pat Hittmeier. “No matter where your travels take you, we have a KOA campground nearby tailored to your needs. Just like this local KOA, our folks in yellow shirts are always ready to give you a top-notch camping experience.”

To celebrate 53 years of serving campers, KOA is partnering this summer with Keystone RV Co. and Cabela’s to offer a great prize package through the “What’s Behind The Yellow Sign? Giveaway.” Beginning today (May 4), campers can enter to win a new Keystone Passport 171EXP (valued at $19,500) and a Cabela’s prize package worth $2,000.

The giveaway will run through August 30, 2015. Enter at www.BehindTheSignGiveaway.com.

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Cabela’s Gives $25,000 to KOA Care Camps

November 14, 2013 by · Comments Off on Cabela’s Gives $25,000 to KOA Care Camps 

Cabela’s, outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, recently presented a $25,000 donation to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

The check was presented at the Cabela’s store in Billings, Mont., to Pat Hittmeier, president of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), and Lorne Armer, KOA vice president of brand development, by Cabela’s Regional Marketing and Events Manager Drew Steinberger.

“We’re so proud to be able to do what we can to help such a worthy cause,” said Steinberger. “We at Cabela’s are dedicated to helping people enjoy the outdoors, so it just seems fitting that we are able to help these deserving kids experience a summer camp.”

KOA Care Camps is a network of 56 specialized summer camps located throughout North America. The camps provide a true summer camping experience for children with cancer and their siblings, while allowing the children to continue their treatments. The camps are each staffed with trained medical personnel and volunteers and serve thousands of children each summer.

Kampgrounds of America Inc. and its franchise owners throughout North America have raised more than $5 million in recent years to benefit Care Camps.

“KOA Care Camps continues to enrich the lives of thousands of young people every year by giving them memorable camping experiences,” said Cabela’s CEO Thomas Millner in a recent statement. “Cabela’s enthusiastically supports those efforts and is proud to promote the Great Outdoors alongside KOA.”

To find out more about KOA Care Camps, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.koacarecamps.org.

Cabela’s to Host All Colo. Campground Owners

September 6, 2013 by · Comments Off on Cabela’s to Host All Colo. Campground Owners 

Cabela’s store in Lone Tree, Colo.

Camp Colorado, the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association, invites all campground owners — whether members or nonmembers of the campground association — to a special end-of-season party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the new Cabela’s store in Lone Tree, according to a news release.

Cabela’s store personnel will treat campground owners to special store walk-throughs and product demonstrations, and there’ll be plenty of appetizers, beverages and networking. An after-party will be held afterward at a local restaurant (to be announced soon).

Cabela’s Lone Tree store is in Douglas County south of Denver in the new RidgeGate Commons development along Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway, about a mile south of Park Meadows Mall. The 110,000-square-foot store employs 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. The address is 10670 Cabela Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124.

The store’s interior is built in Cabela’s next-generation format designed to surround customers in the outdoor experience. The exteriors reflect Cabela’s popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding, a large glass storefront and metal roofing.

In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the stores feature a gabled entry facade, fireplace, Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Fudge Shop and mountain replica featuring North American game animals re-created in their natural habitat.

This event is free of charge for all campground owners.

Kindly let us know you’re coming by emailing: admin@civicamanagement.com.

The Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association is the voice for the Colorado RV park and campground industry by promoting the continued growth and success of our members as they provide a quality camping experience. For questions about joining or to get the most out of your membership, e-mail Josh Keltner, our executive director.

 

PCOA and Cabela’s Promote Camping

May 29, 2012 by · Comments Off on PCOA and Cabela’s Promote Camping 

PCOA partners with Cabella's

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) teamed up with Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pa., and Wheeling, W. Va., to promote the camping lifestyle this spring. “Get Outdoors and Go Camping…It’s Easy!” was the theme that the association chose for both promotions, according to a news release.

“Camping is not only the most affordable vacation around, it also is fun and memorable. In Pennsylvania you have over 235 campgrounds to choose from to make that memory,” said Beverly Gruber, PCOA executive director.

She added, “Time spent camping or RVing allows you to slow down and gives you the flexibility to pursue what you want and where you want to be. It gives you a chance to rediscover your family and lets you choose the activities your family enjoys.

The event in Pennsylvania was held on April 28 and 29 and the event at the Wheeling location was May 19 and 20. On hand to greet the guests were members from 23 campgrounds across the state and one associate member. Participating were:

  • Bear Run Campground, Portersville.
  • Blue Rocks Campground, Lenhartsville.
  • Buttonwood Campground, Mexico.
  • Camp-A-While, Hegins.
  • Echo Valley Campground, Tremont.
  • Hemlock Campground & Cottages, Tobyhanna.
  • Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Harrisville.
  • Kalyumet Campground, Lucinda.
  • Knoebel’s Amusement Resort & Campground, Elysburg.
  • Meadville KOA, Meadville.
  • Mountain Springs Camping Resort, Hamburg.
  • Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg.
  • Nautical Mile Marina and Campground, Templeton.
  • Old Mill Stream Campground, Lancaster.
  • Otter Lake Camp-Resort, East Stroudsburg.
  • Pinch Pond Family Campground, Manheim.
  • Pioneer Campground, Laporte.
  • Pleasant Hills Campground, Hesston.
  • River’s Edge Campground, Connellsville.
  • Rose Point Park Cabins and Camping, New Castle.
  • Tucquan Park Family Campground, Holtwood.
  • Western Village RV Park, Carlisle.
  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Mill Run.
  • Anderson’s Brochure Distribution, Chambersburg.

The campgrounds worked in four-hour shifts. They not only distributed directories, but also made s’mores and spread the word about the camping experience.

Handouts included the 2012 PCOA directory, hot gooey s’mores for everyone and a coloring book for the kids. A total of 2,300 s’mores were made and distributed, nearly 2,000 PCOA directories were handed out and 984 coloring books.

At the Pennsylvania store, Family Camping Outlet from Pottstown displayed three camping units – a lightweight travel trailer, a fifth-wheel and a toy hauler. This generated a lot of interest, as did the Cabela’s tent, cooking unit and fire ring. Blue Rocks Campground supplied a vintage Scotty trailer.

A very attractive display was set up at both locations, including blooming spring flowers, promotional acorn signage and a photo-op board. Introduced at the West Virginia event was the new mascot for PCOA, a larger-than-life acorn. He does not have a name yet, but a naming contest is being considered.

Camping is a family activity that is a great memory-maker. At these Cabela’s events, young families were encouraged to go camping during the month of June. By going to www.pacamping.com, $100 of free camping was given away to a lucky winner.

 

Cabela’s Donates $15,000 to KOA’s Care Camps

May 2, 2012 by · Comments Off on Cabela’s Donates $15,000 to KOA’s Care Camps 

KOA President Pat Hittmeier (right) and Vice President of Partnership Development Lorne Armer (fourth from left), accept a check for $15,000 from employees of Cabela's to support the work of KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

Click here to watch a video courtesy of KULR-TV, Billings, Mont., on the following story.

Cabela’s is partnering with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to help raise funds to support KOA Care Camps for children with cancer throughout North America.

Cabela’s staff at the company’s retail location in Billings, Mont., recently presented Kampgrounds of America President Pat Hittmeier with a check for $15,000 to help support the work of the 44 KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, according to a news release.

“KOA Care Camps is a quality program with a splendid cause and we’re proud to support the efforts of KOA,” said Tommy Millner, chief executive officer of Cabela’s. “To celebrate campaing and the Great Outdoors is wonderful, but to do so while enriching the lives of young people facing adversity is truly commendable.”

KOA Care Camps provide a summer camping experience to children throughout North America who are either undergoing cancer treatment or in recovery from the disease. The camps are staffed with medical professionals and can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 per camper per week. The camps are free for participating children and their families, thanks to KOA’s support – as well as support from sponsors such as Cabela’s.

KOA campers will have a chance to donate to KOA Care Camps during KOA’s Annual Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend, May 11-12 at more than 400 participating KOA campgrounds. Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 11 will receive a free night of camping on Saturday, May 12.

Also, on May 5-6, visit a Cabela’s retail location during Cabela’s Let’s Go Camping event can receive a 10 percent discount on their next KOA stay. The May 5-6 weekend will also highlight Cabela’s Camp City, where you can brush up on your camping skills and see first-hand the latest outdoor equipment. Cabela’s will be giving away a familiy camping package valued at more than $3,700.

“Both of these events are wonderful ways to reconnect with friends and family, give camping a try, or just pull your RV out to your local KOA and get ready for a fun summer camping season,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers. “At the same time, you get to help raise funds to send some very deserving children to a much needed summer camp.”

For more information on KOA Care Camps, go to www.KOAcarecamps.com.

PCOA Sponsors ‘Go Camping’ Promotion this Weekend

April 23, 2012 by · Comments Off on PCOA Sponsors ‘Go Camping’ Promotion this Weekend 

PCOA partners with Cabela's

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) is teaming up with Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pa., to promote the camping lifestyle on April 28-29. “Get Outdoors and Go Camping…It’s Easy” is the theme that the association has chosen to use for its two-day promotion, according to a news release.

Members of the association will be on hand to greet the guests and give them a 2012 Pennsylvania campground directory of privately owned parks. The guests will be encouraged to check out the RVs supplied by Family Camping, Pottstown. A travel trailer, fifth-wheel trailer and toy hauler will be on display. Visitors will experience what camping is really like by tasting s’mores and singing a few campfire songs. Coloring books will be given to the children and there will be photo opportunities on hand. Expert outfitters from Cabela’s will be demonstrating the newest camping products available and helping campers gear up for their next trip.

“Camping is not only the most affordable vacation around, it also is fun and memorable. In Pennsylvania you have over 235 campgrounds to choose from to make that memory,” said Beverly Gruber, PCOA executive director. “Camping is a great family activity. At the Cabela’s event, young families will be encouraged to take their children camping this year.”

She adds, “Time spent camping or RVing allows you to slow down and gives you the flexibility to pursue what you want and where you want to be. It gives you a chance to rediscover your family and lets you choose the activities your family enjoys. So stop in at Cabela’s and get acquainted with camping and RVing.”

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