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AGI to Hold 2nd Resort, Campground Confab

Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) has announced plans to hold its second annual RV Resort & Campground Conference & Expo Jan. 21- 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, La. The three-day conference will feature educational seminars on the latest trends...

Canadians ‘Loonie’ About Exchange Rate

Frank and Dianne Sharp didn’t come to Bonita Springs, Fla., much earlier this winter, but the Canadian snowbirds say they might spend more money while they are here, according to the Bonita Daily News. The strength of the Canadian dollar, or “loonie,” means the Sharps...

U.S. Firm Outfits Chinese Campground

Eureka! FloraLand Camping, China’s first and only family tenting campground on a North American-style amusement park, opened in Cheng-Du in China’s Szechuan province last July. Eureka!, a division of Johnson Outdoors Inc., based in Binghamton, N.Y., is the official...

Rentals Yield 30% of LSI Resort Revenues

Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park camp-resorts, has recognized the need to expand its camping options and continues to increase its full-service rental cabins across a number of its camp-resorts. There are currently 1,700 full-service...

<i>Workamper</i> Names Employees of the Year

Don and Marlene Boothroyd are the 2007 recipients of the Workampers of the Year award presented by Workamper News, Heber Springs, Ark. The Boothroyds were nominated by their employer at Salt Lake City KOA, Darren D. Menlove. For two seasons, the Boothroyds have...

<i>Workamper </i>Names Employer of the Year

The 2007 recipient of the Employer of the Year award presented by Workamper News is Nathan Adelman, sole operator of Odetah Campground in Bozrah, Conn. Adelman was nominated by his five Workamper couples. “By our side supporting us both physically and mentally is...

AGI, Gorin Host Park Investment Confab

More than 140 RV park and campground representatives, industry brokers and financial executives gathered last week in McLean, Va., for the inaugural RV Park & Campground Investment Conference, jointly presented Oct. 17–19 by McLean-based consultant David Gorin...

Texans Weigh Upgrades to Popular Park

Cedar Hill State Park southwest of Dallas is the state’s most popular campsite, with more than 100 miles of lakeshore on Joe Pool Lake and hundreds of hookup sites that are now in need of expensive upgrades. Jan Barker and her family have been cooking and camping here...

Calif. State Parks Fill with Fire Victims

Rangers at state parks in and around San Clemente provided refuge for a second straight night to evacuees from Southern California wildfires, according to the Orange County Register. The 161-space San Mateo Campground straddling San Clemente’s border with Camp...

ORCA Learns About Oregon Sign Program

Roger Thompson, president of the Oregon RV Park and Campground Association (ORCA), updated members on ORCA activities at the group’s first one-day fall meeting Oct. 10 at the Premier RV Resort in Salem. He spoke about the new ORCA directory, which went to print this...

Campground Owner Snarled in Tax Dispute

Walter Toomer runs a small campground in eastern Pennsylvania during the summers. Since opening three seasons ago, he has yet to turn a profit. He owns no land. And Pike County just assessed his business at a value of $1 million, according to the Pocono Record. The...

Snowbirds Descend on Arizona Parks

The chill in the air and dusting of snow on the mountains are signs the annual snowbird migration is on, according to a report in the Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City. In Utah, that means recreational vehicle dealers are seeing a rush of customers whose rigs need...