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Novice Navigates Industry's First Virtual Expo

Editor’s Note: Steve Bibler, editor of Woodall’s Campground Management and web editor of www.WOODALLSCM.com, participated along with a host of other people in the RV park and campground business this week in the Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo conducted on the...

California Voters Reject Park Salvation Plan

California voters on Tuesday (Nov. 2) overwhelmingly rejected a measure to pay for California’s chronically underfunded state park system by instituting an $18 vehicle license fee, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Proposition 21 would have raised $500...

Parks Canada Not at Fault in 1995 Bear Attack

The Canadian federal government was not at fault for injuries sustained by two young Australian men who were mauled by a bear at Lake Louise campground 15 years ago, a judge has ruled. In a written decision released Tuesday (Nov. 2), Court of Queen’s Bench...

ARVC's Linda Profaizer Says Farewell

Editor’s Note: Linda Profaizer, retiring president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), shared her parting comments in the ARVC Report, which was distributed Tuesday (Nov. 2) on the Internet. Those comments follow. This is my...

Anderson's Brochure Distribution Has New Owners

After 20 years of owning and running Anderson’s Brochure Distribution, a brochure service company that primarily serves campground owners and RVers, Skip and Judy Deegan of West Virginia, are hanging up their hats. Joe and Jessica Tice of Chambersburg, Pa., second...

Google Mapping, Geo-coding on New KOA Website

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds, today (Nov. 2) launched its all-new website at www.koa.com. One of the revamped website’s new features is geo-coding, which allow the website to know where an online user...

Kidnapper Insane, Returned to Prison – For Now

A Humboldt County, Calif., jury on Monday (Nov. 1) found a 33-year-old man not guilty by reason of insanity for the 1999 kidnapping of a girl at a Mattole Beach campground, the Contra Costa Times reported. The case goes back to Aug. 8, 1999, when Matthew Paul Scheidt...

Virginia Parks Bid Farewell to ARVC President

The board and members of the Virginia Campground Association (VCA) have voted to accept individual Virginia state parks as full members of VCA and the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Meeting at the 2010 Annual Fall Convention & Trade Show...

210-Site Campground in New California Park

Pioneer John Marsh touched off a rush of wagon trains to California some 170 years ago when he wrote letters from his Brentwood home that described the area as a garden of Eden. Now state park officials are preparing for a new era of visitation to Marsh’s old...

KOA Reaches out to Scouting Program

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across North America now have a great way to experience the outdoors, work on merit badges and have a fun time with Kampgrounds of America (KOA). Participating KOA Campgrounds are offering Scouts and their leaders special...

Paul Bambei Named New ARVC President/CEO

Paul Bambei, a marketing and business development expert and entrepreneur with a track record of success at some of the nation’s best-known companies, including Time Inc. and Comcast Corp., will be introduced at the upcoming InSites Convention & Expo as the new...

Maryland Park Owners Address Ash Borer Threat

Where members of the Maryland Association of Campgrounds (MAC) gather, the mood is always upbeat, according to MAC president Sue Wendlandt, owner of Sandy Hill Family Camp, Quantico, Md.. MAC just held its fall meeting Oct. 26 at Ole Mink Farms Recreation Resort in...