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ARVC Announces 2013 Convention Schedules

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has released preliminary details about the 2013 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) in Knoxville, Tenn. Nov. 4-8. ARVC posted the following notice this week on its revamped website: Outdoor...

Report: Elkhart Co. Led Nation for Job Growth

Indiana’s Elkhart County led the nation in job growth between September 2011 and September 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday (March 28). “Elkhart, Ind., had the largest percentage increase in employment (6.9%) among the largest U.S....

Go RVing Launching 'Fever' Contest on April 1

Following a successful debut in 2012, Go RVing has again partnered with the Outdoor Channel as co-sponsor of the network’s “Spring Fever Sweepstakes.” The month-long sweepstakes kicks off April 1, and this year’s grand prize is a Flagstaff Classic folding...

Georgia Expanding First-Time Camper Program

Since its creation last March, Georgia State Parks’ First-Time Camper program has introduced more than 100 families to the joys of sleeping under the stars. To encouraging even more “newbies” to try camping, two more state parks are providing borrowed gear and expert...

RVIA Touts June 2 – 6 Committee Week Agenda

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Committee Week 2013 will take place from June 2 – 6 at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the five-day event, standing committees, the Executive Committee and the Board...

Ontario Renames Its 1000 Islands National Park

Canada has officially changed the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park. The change was made official on Thursday (March 28), according to a news release. “The name Thousand Islands National Park will help this national...

Report: Winnebago Q2 Market Share is Growing

Editor’s Note: Following this week’s release of second quarter financial results by Winnebago Industries Inc., the investment firm of Robert W. Baird & Co. issued a client newsletter. Excerpts from the Baird newsletter follow. Winnebago is a leading...

Group Camping is on the Increase in Wisconsin

Responding to increasing demand for camping in the Black River State Forest (BRSF), the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board on Wednesday (March 27) approved converting an equestrian campground to a rustic group camp, the La Crosse Tribune reported. Equestrians...

Florida RV Trade Show Attendance Very Strong

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) just completed its sixth regional show at venues throughout the state and reported that attendance numbers have been strong, according to a press release. “The bottom line coming out of the Florida winter/spring RV show season...

The Latest Briefs for RV Parks & Campgrounds

CALIFORNIA From a news release: The National Park Service announced Wednesday (March 27) the selection ofDelaware North Companies Parks & Resorts as the new concessioner operating overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and other services at Kings...

Utah Will Promote 'Mighty Five' National Parks

The Utah Office of Tourism launched a $3.1 million spring/summer regional television advertising campaign at the Capitol Wednesday (March 27) to promote Utah’s five national parks known as “The Mighty Five.” The campaign will include TV commercials in Los...

KOA's Third Boot Camp Gained a Big Foothold

More than 60 Workampers gathered on March 20 at the KOA Campground in Branson, Mo., for an extensive one-day training program during the third annual KOA Work Kamper Boot Camp. The group included both new and seasoned members of KOA’s exclusive KOA Work Kamper...