b'PCOA Hosts Virtual Annual Meeting, ARVC Introduces New Mobile App toHolds Regional Director Elections Support GoCampingAmerica.comThe Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Region1LauraHolmes,FarmaFamily The brand-new mobile app and various guides to adventur-Campground Owners Association(PCOA) was Campground for GoCampingAmerica.comis ing. More features will be com-held via Zoom on Dec. 9. It was attended by 40 Region 2Allison Lawler, Jellystone Park, now available for iOS (iPhones) ing soon to provide additionalcampgrounds, four sponsors, and the keynote Mill Run and Android phones, according tools to help campers plan va-speaker, Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello, Region 3Dave Mull, Shady Brook Camp- to the National Association of cations and find the perfect RVaccording to PCOA officials. ground RVParksandCampgrounds parks and campgrounds to visit. After PCOA president Jed Wood called the Region 4Randy Quinby, Twin Bridge Camp- (ARVC). Wewantedtocreateameeting to order, Scavello spoke about his pleas- ground The app allows users to have uniqueappforRVersandure to be involved with PCOA and especially in Region 5Melinda Koehler, Driftstone Camp- thecompletepowerofthe campers to easily find their nexthelping the association to pass Act 33 of 2020, an ground newlyredesignedGo- adventure, said Basler. Thisamendment to Title 48 (Lodging and Housing) to Region 6Stephanie Schmidt, Elizabeth- CampingAmerica.comany- app provides that easily acces-add recreational campgrounds and campground town/Hershey KOA where across the country with sible experience for consumersowners to the codes existing provisions for hotels Appointed directors were Jonathan Ammary, di- Internet access or a cell signal. and it also gives RV parks andand hotel keepers. rector at large, StonyBrook RV Resort; Debby Yea- Userscanfindandcompare campgrounds a direct line toNext, the $1,000 sponsors who were on the call ger, historian, Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping. parks, search areas nearby, view RVersandcampersplanningeach gave a short presentation. They were Astra, Annual drawings were held. Bev Gruberdid blogs including tips for campers of all ex- their next trip. Its the perfect marketingTengoInternet, Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality the card squares drawing via phone link. Win- perience levels and upload photos of visits app. Insurance, and Campground Studios. Also spon- ners were Canyon Country Campgroundfor the to RV parks and campgrounds.GoCampingAmerica.com is also the of-soring at the $1,000 level, but not on the call, was 50/50 PAC drawing and Mountain Vista Camp- This app provides the same experience ficial search engine for GoRVing.com, theWilcor. Additional sponsors for the convention groundfor the PCOA Educational Fund drawing. of our new website and more, and it brings consumer-facing site operated by industrywere Kingdom Web Hostingand Skelly & Loy. The grand prize of a security system from Secu- it directly to the palm of your hand, said partner the RV Industry Association(RVIA),The election of regional directors was held. rity Camera Warehousewas won by Pine Cra- David Basler, vice president of member- which further enhances the exposure forBelow are the newly elected regional directors: dle Lake Campground. WCM ship and marketing at listed RV parks and campgrounds.ARVC. Every camper If owners and operators are looking forneedstodownload morevisibilitywithconsumers,ARVCthisfreeappand member-parks are eligible to upgrade andmake sure they use it enhance their profile with special place-as they plan and em- ment and badges on their listing, socialbarkontheirnext media pushes on the GoCampingAmer-great adventure. ica.com social channels and blogs. TheseTheappfeatures options will have parks highlighted at theDavid Basler thesamepowerful topofsearchesformoreviewswhennew search engine that allows campers to campers are looking for their next adven-pinpoint their exact needs or compare parks ture. Featured parks, including those thatalong their route by searching in broader haveearnedspecialrecognitionfromterms,includingnearbylandmarksand ARVC, including Awards of Excellence anddestinations.Campersarepromptedto the Plan-It Green Friendly Park Program,Find Their Next Adventure in the search will also receive badges to help them standbar and can view updated park profiles out.across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, includ- The potential to reach the 25 millioning the ability to make a reservation or con- Americans who go RVing each year alsonect directly with a campgrounds social provides a great return on investment media channels and website. forbusinesseswithcampingand RVers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts outdoor supplies that advertise on Go-alike can use this app to find their next CampingAmerica.com. Tolearnmoreplace to stay and learn more about the out- aboutadvertisingoptions,visit door industry with the Happy Camper blog GoCampingAmerica.com/advertise. WCMCove Communities Acquires BigPine Key Fishing Lodge in FloridaCove Communitiesannounced in late De-cember that it had acquired the Big Pine KeyFishing Lodge(BPKFL) in the Florida Keys.Located on 10 acres between the Gulf ofMexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the resort wasfounded in 1959 and owned and operated bythe Gladwell family since 1972. Cove is thefourth owner of this property which offers several lodging options on 181 sites, in-cluding waterfront RV sites, rustic campsites and motel rooms. With a large boatramp, boat slips, and canals, many guests dock their boats in the water.BPKFL offers the ideal home base from which to enjoy all the Florida Keys has tooffer. Known as one of the best sports fishing destinations in the U.S., BPKFL pro-vides immediate access to the Gulf of Mexico. BPKFL also offers nearby attractions,including Bahia Honda State Park, National Key Deer Refuge, Calusa Beach andKey West just a 40-minute drive away.We look forward to welcoming Big Pine Key and its loyal customer base into theCove family, stated Coves CEO Colleen Edwards. The resorts rare location offersan opportunity to create a unique vacation experience for Coves customers andguests. Big Pine Key is the 14th RV property we have owned in the Florida Keys andwill benefit from our vision, experience and relationships with local partners andMonroe County as we seek to make the resort stand out among the best that theKeys has to offer.Since commencing operations in September of 2017, Cove Communities has ac-quired 25 RV and MH communities with over 10,400 sites in the United States,Canada and the United Kingdom. Cove is under contract to acquire several otherRV and MH properties and continues to look for acquisition opportunities.If youhave a RV or MH property that you are considering selling, call David Nappat (602)750-9770.WCM32 -February 2021 Woodalls Campground Management'