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WCMElection Seasonfrom page 34Dakota Campground Owners Association AREA 6for several years. He is currently the Im- (Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho,mediatepastpresident.Edsitsonthe Montana,Nevada,Oregon,Utah,boardoftheBlackHillsandBadlands Washington and Wyoming)Tourism Association and will assume the RobertRollie startedbuildinghis chair position in the fall of 2020. 110-site park in Yuma, Ariz., in 1985 whileTerry Munozworked as a regional man- afull-timescienceager for Thousand Trailsoverseeing seven teacher in southernTexasRVresortsfor California. Rollie hasfive years before mov- servedontheAri-ing into his current role zona Association RVwithTheSignorelli ParksandCamp-Companyas vice pres- grounds (Arizonaidentofrecreational ARVC)boardandproperties. He is a past served two years asboardmemberof Robert Rollie president from 2011ARVC and past presi- through 2013. He was elected to serve onTerry Munoz dent of the Texas As- ARVCs board in 2017 and is seeking an-sociation of Campground Owners.other three-year term. WCMKOA Opens Glamping Resort Terramor in Bar Harbor, MaineKampgroundsofAmericaInc. (KOA) opened Terramor, aglamping resort located in BarHarbor, Maine, on Aug. 1.WhitneyScott,KOAsvicepresidentofmarketing,toldWoodalls Campground Manage-ment (WCM)thatopeningweekend went well and that thepark has received some positivefeedback.The most common feedbackis in regard to how beautiful theproperty and facilities are and how friendly and servicing the staff is, she ex-plained. We are really proud of how Gretchen Chauncey, the general managerof Terramor, has taken outdoor hospitality, a cornerstone of KOA, and made itshine through at Terramor as well.Terramor was at 90% occupancy for opening weekend, noted Scott, with over 150 guests at the resort. Terramor employs a mix of 25 seasonal and full-timeemployees.The park was set to open in June but was delayed due to construction issuesrelated to the current COVID-19 crisis.We had initially planned a grand opening with festivities, but because ofReal Log Park Model Cabins COVID, we wanted to be cautious of large gatherings on the property to ensuresocial distancing, Scott said. We are looking to do something special in 2021.Just being able to open was special for us. Seeing smiling faces around cracklingfires definitely had us celebrating.Built on the site of a former KOA park, the 60-acre property features 64 luxury Real Rustic Log Cabins canvas tents set among the trees and oriented around a lodge featuring a bar and Turn-Key! restaurant, store and equipment rentals. The property will also feature a nature- Durable and Appealing inspired pool and outdoor recreation areas where guests can relax and socialize.Terramor is really set up to attract a hotel guest versus a camper, Scott noted. Highly Profitable Our research shows there are guests who like the idea of glamping on a camp- Pays Off Within 1-3 Years ground, and guests that want an accommodations-only resort. Terramor meetsPark Model Cabins the latters needs.Starting at $27,900 The resort will operate as a seasonal destination and plans to close for the yearon Oct. 15.Located in Lancaster, PA Prices on the glamping accommodations fluctuate depending on the season717-445-5522www.LancasterLogCabins.com and date, but Alder tents start at around $200 per night.Ben QuiggleWCM36 -October 2020Woodalls Campground Management'