b'Congress Passes Landmark GreatCALENDAR OF EVENTSAmerica Outdoors Act, Trump to Sign SEPTEMBER15-17: Virtual Hospitality ExpoOn July 22, the U.S. House of Repre- the backbone of the outdoor recreation www.virtualhospitalityexpo.comsentatives took significant action to ad- economy. Contact: virtualhospitalityexpo@dresscampgroundmodernizationand Forliterallymil- yahoo.com or call (855) 666-6277deferredmaintenanceonpubliclands lionsofsmallbusi-with the passage of the Great American nesseslocatedin 22-23: VCAs Annual MeetingOutdoors Act (GAOA) by a vote of 310-107, gatewaycommuni- Wilderness Presidential Resortaccording to a News & Insights report by tiesnearnational Spotsylvania, Va.the RV Industry Association (RVIA). parks and forests, in- Contact: (703) 291-0657The bill, which will provide the largest cludingprivateRVinvestment in our iconic public lands in parksandcamp- 25-27: N.H. Campground Ownersover a century, was overwhelmingly ap- grounds,thepas- Associations Camping & RV Showproved by the Senate in June and headed Maintenance funding has been an issue for sage of this historic N.H. Sportsplex, Bedford, N.H.totheWhiteHousewherePresident NPS parks.legislationwillin- Paul Bambei Contact: (603) 736-5540Trump is expected to sign it.crease opportunities for people to recre- OCTOBERThe Great American Outdoors Act will ment, and other federal agencies. The bill ate outdoors and support all businessesinvest up to $9.5 billion of non-taxpayer will also fully fund the Land and Water that make up the outdoor recreation in-fundstoaddressinfrastructureissues Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide dustry, said Paul Bambei, president and 13-14: Glamping Show USAwithin the National Park Service, U.S. $900millionperyearininvestmentinCEO of the National Association of RV Arapahoe County FairgroundsForest Service, Bureau of Land Manage- the public lands, parks, and trails that are Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). WCM Aurora, Colo. Contact: info@americanglampingassociation.netRV Shipments Post Best Month of Year in June, Highest Month Since 2018 26-28: CONYs 57th Annual RV wholesale shipments tracked by the RV Industry Asso- Reflective of younger, first-time buyers interested in RVing Exposition for the Outdoor ciation(RVIA) posted their best month of the year in June and and the continued rise in the #Vanlife phenomenon, Folding Hospitality Industrythe highest monthly total since October 2018 as deliveries to Camping Trailers and Type B RVs in the motorhome market The Conference & Event Center retailers reached 40,462 units in June, a 10.8% rise over the continue to see strong gains. Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, N.Y.June 2019 total of 36,525 units. For the year, RV wholesale shipments total 176,067 units, Contact: (800) 497-2669Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled down (-18.7%) from 216,581 units at the mid-year point in NOVEMBER37,439 units for the month, a gain of 12.9% compared to last 2019. Towable RVs stand at 159,059 units, off -16.8% while mo-Junes total of 33,171 shipments. Motorhomes finished the torhomes have dropped -33.3% to 17,008 units. 2-5: ARVCs Virtual Outdoor month with 3,023 units, down -9.8% compared to the June Park Model RVs ended the month down -20.3% compared Hospitality Conference & Expo2019 total of 3353 units. to last June with 310 shipments. WCM Ocean Center Daytona BeachDaytona Beach, Fla.Camping in Ontario Cancels 2020 Convention Due to COVID crisis Contact: (303) 681-0401 ext.1208-12: Yogi Bears Jellystone Camping in Ontariohas decided to cancel made out of safety for attendees and vendors. special events, such as Camping in Ontarios Park Camp-Resort Symposium itsannualconventionandtradeshow, We dont feel it would be safe or smart to CampEx,keynotespeakers,cracker-barrel & Trade ShowCampEx, for 2020 due to the current COVID host a gathering of more than 200 people Q&As, the Annual General Meeting, camp- Hilton Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn.crisis. given we cannot predict what the fall will ground tours and other events. Contact: (513) 831-2100InanemailtoWoodallsCampground bring in terms of COVID-19 cases or possibly In 2019, Camping in Ontario celebrated itsManagement, Connor Hammill, the organiza- a second-wave, he explained. 50th anniversary. 16-19: Kampgrounds of Americations government relations and communica- Typically held in mid-November, the con- To learn more about Camping in Ontario Inc.s Virtual Conventiontions coordinator, said that the decision was ference includes a number of speakers and head to www.campinginontario.ca. WCM Contact: shuck@koa.netDECEMBER7-8: Pennsylvania CampgroundOwners Association ConventionPenn Stater Conference Center HotelState College, Pa.Contact: (610) 767-5026 WCMGuest Viewfrom page 12statements from staff that this is in facthow every guest is treated, should theneed to defend yourself arise.Take the time now to look at your pa-perwork and policies, then have an at-torneyinyourstate,preferablyonefamiliar with campgrounds, take a lookto make sure you are protecting yourselfthe very best you can.Christine Taylor, a graduate of UCLASchool of Law, is an associate at Towne,Ryan and Partners P.C., a law firm withattorneyslicensedinNew York,Con-necticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Wash-ington D.C., and New Jersey. Taylor hasgrown up in the camping industry.Herfamily has owned three campgrounds inboth the Kampgrounds of America Inc.(KOA) and Yogi Bears Jellystone ParkCamp-Resort franchise systems. WCM32 -September 2020 Woodalls Campground Management'