The deadline to receive early-bird pricing for the 2012 session of the National School of RV Park and Campgroun dManagement is Sunday (May 1).

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) sent out this reminder to prospective enrolees:

The National School of RV Park and Campground Management is a 50-hour, intensive two year program designed to equip prospective and current owners and managers with the tools needed to develop a thriving campground business. The program is offered in an environment that promotes networking and personal interaction between instructors and participants. The program is conducted one week each year and is held at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

2012 Class Information:

  • Dates: Feb. 21 – 26, 2012.
  • Location: Oglebay Resort in Wheeling W. Va.
  • Cost: Early Bird Tuition Special (ARVC Member Rate): $675.
  • Single Standard Room & Board Price (tax included): $865.
  • Total Cost: $1,540.36*

(*Includes all cost except travel to and from the school and dinner on Friday evening.)

For more details visit www.campgroundschool.org.

For more information: contact Barb Youmans, senior director of administration and education, at (303) 681-0401 ext. 118, ore-mail her at byoumans@arvc.org

Here’s what one student, Sandi Howard of Adventure Bound Camping Resorts, has to say about the National School of RV Park and Campground Management:

“I was able to attend the first year (of the school) in February 2010. Being at the school was a really awesome experience for me. The classes were intense to say the least. The wealth of information was literally overwhelming to me that first year. I studied hard. Not only did I learn a lot of information I did not know. I also learned how to apply what I had learned to the everyday things I did as a campground park manager! After that week I went home feeling a lot more confidant in the job I was doing! I finally had the tools I needed to become more successful as a campground manager.

I attended the second year of the school in February 2011. As a second year student I had a much clearer understanding of the information and topics we were studying. I had much more confidence than the previous year in my ability to understand and use the knowledge that the instructors were giving us to become more successful in my “dream” job. I now had a much better understanding of my part in running a successful business and the education I needed to ask all the right questions!

I am looking forward to the graduate class in February 2012!”