A wave of new campers and RV owners has put pressure on the outdoor hospitality segment as they work to assimilate “Newbies” into the camping lifestyle.
This in turn has caused some friction for both private and public parks as campers learn “camping etiquette” and other norms — sometimes the hard way.
“Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM) has heard from owners across North America about the challenging year they have had with campers who don’t quite understand camping etiquette and don’t follow rules very well,” noted Ben Quiggle, editor of WCM. “On top of that, most owners have been dealing with an influx of new campers along with smaller staff numbers.”
To get a better picture of the issues surrounding camper etiquette and to offer best practices park owners can follow when introducing new campers to the lifestyle, WCM’s new show, “WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Update,” is welcoming on a few industry experts to dive further into the issue on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m.
Joining us are:
- Gwyn Wathen, marketing director for Recreational Adventures Co. (RAC), which owns more than a dozen Kampgrounds of America Inc. parks in the U.S.
- Nanci Dixon, a writer for RVtravel.com, where she covers “on the ground” campground issues including crowding and etiquette (along with a lot more).
- Lana Thiesen, manager of Centennial RV Park in Fort McMurray, Alberta
Audience participation is encouraged and WCM looks forward to reading viewer comments on-air as we discuss this important topic.
It airs every Tuesday at 3 p.m. (EST).