b'EDITORS NOTES By Ben QuiggleCamping Will Look Different in 2020RV parks and campgrounds closed to transient campers during theCOVID-19 crisis are beginning to reopen in some areas of the U.S.Thats the good news coming out of what has been a difficult, con-fusing and challenging period for park owners, state associations andthe outdoor hospitality sector at large. Still, questions and confusion abound for many park owners at-tempting to recoup a sense of normalcy in their businesses as state andlocal officials work to restart the economy.Almost every day, our Woodalls Campground Management(WCM)news searches turn up stories about park operators frustrated over theirinability to reopen.In New York, for example, park owners are struggling with an in-consistent and confusing array of local rules limiting their ability to open campgrounds in certainareas. Don Bennett Jr., president of the Campground Owners of New York(CONY) is encouragingcampers to call ahead to ensure the campground they plan to visit is open for business, accordingto NYup.com. Adding to the confusion in some New York counties is the fact that golf courses and marinas areallowed to be open, but not RV parks or campgrounds. Go figure. In other states like Pennsylvania and South Carolina, where parks are allowed to open their gatesto travelers, theres no doubt that restrictions on group sizes and various amenities are changingthe landscape of what camping may look like for the foreseeable future.Many campground owners WCM talked to over the past month have noted that bathhouses,group areas and poolsfor at least part of the summerare going to be off limits as they encouragetheir campers to follow social distancing guidelines. Lisa Shadron,owner of the 600-site Goddard Park VacationLand Campgroundin Sandy Lake,Pa., may have said it best when she told WCMthat campers can come shelter-in-place at the camp-ground and enjoy some different scenery. For Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, typically known for their elaborate water featureslike waterslides and splash pads, this has meant communicating to campers how camping is dif-ferent during the current crisis. We normally say were not a typical campground, we are a family entertainment destination,noted Trent Hershenson, vice president of marketing for Leisure Systems Inc., which franchisesmore than 75 Jellystone Parks in North America. But right now, for those parks that can acceptpeople, we are acting more like a traditional campground because thats just the environment thatwere operating in.While park owners on some level understand the need for restrictions and a cautious spirit asthe entire country deals with COVID-19, we can probably all agree with another sentiment Shadronshared with WCM: I think we all wish this whole crisis was over with. WCMwww.woodallscm.comJune2020 Vol. 51No. 6G & M E D I A LLC Publisher: Sherman GoldenbergGROUP Editorial Director: Gary GerardContact Information: Editorial Rick Kessler, Managing EditorSherman Goldenberg, Publisher rkessler@g-gmediagroup.comsgoldenberg@g-gmediagroup.com (734) 777-6830Office: (574) 457-3370 Gary Gerard, Editorial DirectorMobile: (574) 457-6637 ggerard@rvbusiness.comFax: (574) 457-8295 (574) 528-1275Ben Quiggle, Editorbquiggle@g-gmediagroup.com Jeff Crider, Senior EditorMobile: (574) 306-7781 campinginfosource@gmail.comFax: (574) 266-7984 (760) 469-5905Advertising:Ally Kollat, Account Wendy Thorne, AccountExecutive, National Ad Sales Executive, National Ad Salesakollat@g-gmediagroup.com wthorne@g-gmediagroup.comOffice: (574) 266-7980 Office (574) 266-7980or (800) 831-1076 ext. 11 or (800) 831-1076 ext. 14Art Direction:Trina Nissley, Art Directortnissley@rvbusiness.comAll general correspondence, circulation and display and classifiedsales inquiries may be directed to the following:Woodalls Campground Management, C/O G&G Media Group LLC, 2901 E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514Owners, managers or marketing directors of privately held U.S. campgroundsmay receive a free subscription upon request to Woodalls CampgroundManagementone free subscription per campground. Others may purchase subscriptions at these rates: $24.95 per year U.S. or $35.95 peryear in Canada. Contact Woodalls Campground Management, C/O G&GMedia Group LLC, 2901 E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514. Email: rvbusiness@rvbusiness.comWoodalls Campground Management is published monthly by G&G MediaGroup LLC at the above address.2 -June 2020 Woodalls Campground Management'