b'State Association Updates: Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA) of its annual lifecycle: educational and networking opportuni- CampNCA.org; 860-684-6389 About 25 attendees took part inties. https://ccloa.org; 970-573-0320 the associations annual con- Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) vention in Seward, Alaska.Illinois Campground Association (ICA) The OCOA held its annual FallShannon Miller, executive di- The Illinois Camp- Conference and Campgroundrector of the ACOA, said that ad- ground AssociationTour from Oct. 26-27.vanced reservations for 2022(ICA) met, via Zoom,Approximately 86 attendeesare looking great now that theon Oct. 26, for its an- representing 34 campgroundsborder is back open.nual fall conference.were in attendance. The OCOAwww.alaskacampgrounds.net;The conference startedalso held its general membership907-339-9092; with a moment of silence for the previous president Waltermeeting during the conference.alaskacampgrounds@gmail.comFreeman, of Benton KOA Journey, who passed away thiswww.ohiocampers.com; 614-221-7748 past May. The ICA board noted that in the near future the CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliancefocus will be developing a grassroots effort to pass(CampCalNOW) inherent risk legislation that has been passed in other nearby CampCalNOWs Presidentstates. www.illinoisgocamping.com;Dyana Kelley was a keyinfo@illinoisgocamping.com speaker at the The GlampingPennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) Show USA in Aurora, Colo.,Kansas RV Park Owners Association (KPOA) and believes it is important toKPOA members enjoyed aMembership currently stands at 233 and recently all PCOAs re-stay up-to-date and involvedgreat summer campinggions completed fall regional meetings. Each meeting was held with industry trends. The conference was a great successseason. The 2022 Kansasat a member campground. PCOA has sent out 55 cases of di-and the American Glamping Association remains a valuedRV & Camping Guide willrectories so far this year and 8,730 individual directory requests. partner to CampCalNOW. www.campcalnow.org; soon be ready for theThe 2022 directory is almost ready to be sent to the printer for 530-885-1624printer. The board of di- publication. www.pacamping.com; 610-767-5026 rectors is gearing up for its 2022 budget meeting. KPOA launched into the busiest part of its annual lifecycle: educa- South Dakota Campground Owners Association (SDCOA) tional and networking opportunities. SDCOA is cleaning up https://ksrvparks.org; 785-761-6627loose ends for the 2022 Camp In South Dakota Louisiana Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (LARVC)Guide. The board of direc-Camp MichiganPlans are being madetors is now gearing up for Camp Michigan offers access to legislative advocacy infor the 2022 LARVC An- its 2022 budget meeting. Lansing, Mich., and Washington D.C., along with networkingnual Conference. It isSDCOA launched into the opportunities like Camp Michigans Spring Conference andconfirmed for April 11 busiest part of its annual Expo, Fall Campground Tour and ARVCs OHCE. www.camp- 12 at the Coushattalifecycle: educational and networking opportunities. michigan.com; 989-619-2608Casino Resort/Redwww.SouthDakotaCampgroundOwnersAssociation.orgShoes RV Park & Chalets. www.campinglouisiana.com; Campground Owners of New York (CONY) 225-752-1455 CONY held its 57th annual ex-position and tradeshow fromMaine Campground Owners Association (MECOA) Oct. 31-Nov. 3. CONY in- Vacationland RV & Camping ducted former Adirondacks Show at the Norway Savings Jellystone Park owners MikeBank Arena in Auburn fromTexas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) and Gina Lenhard into the April 2-3. The MECOA TradeTACO membership has grown to over 350 parks and numerous associations Hall of Fame.Show & Annual Meeting willmarketing programs have been added that include co-op distri-Peter OConnell, CONYs longtime lobbyist who representedbe held on Friday, April 1.bution of member literature at RV shows throughout the state the association throughout his four-decade career, was alsoCampMaine.com; 207-782- and across the country. Specific RV park friendly legislation is inducted as a Fellow of Distinction.5874now on the books and the association puts out a Legal Hand-Campnewyork.com/CONY; 585-586-4360book. The Camping Guide has grown to 140 pages and fea-Maryland Association of Campgrounds (MAC)tures over 350 parks and many dealers, plus tourist attractions. Carolinas Association of RV Parks and CampgroundsMACs annual fall meet- www.tacomembers.com; 877-518-1989 (CARVC)ing was held Oct. 26. In 2021, CARVC hired twoMembers reported a veryVirginia Campground Association (VCA) lobbyists, Rob Chumley, inbusy summer with mostMore than 13 campgrounds andSouth Carolina and Edfilled to capacity well into14 vendors took part in the VCAsHanes, in North Carolina.the fall months. Having recently completed a newly de- recent Annual Meeting andChumley introduced Billsigned logo and website, plans for 2022 include producingConference. The fall event includedH3765 in the S.C. House ina more compact, current and cost-effective brochure. MD- a tour of the host park, WildernessJanuary. At the end of April,Camping.com; 301-271-7012Presidential Resort, along with athe Senate sub-committee hearing on Bill H3765 adjournednumber of educational sessionswithout a vote before the legislature adjourned. Chumley willand a tradeshow. www.virginiacampgrounds.com;start pushing for the passage of Bill H3765 when the legisla- 703-291-0657 ture convenes in January. Hanes was instrumentalin working with the Restaurant and Lodging Association toWisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) get HB 352 to the governors office for his signature. The billThe 59th annual Wisconsin Association was vetoed by the governor. Hanes is working on securingNew Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA)of Campground Owners Convention and the votes to override the governors veto. He is hopeful aThe NJCOA held its annual Fall Tour and General MembershipTrade Show is set for March 16-20 in vote may take place before Congress adjourns. www.Camp- meeting on Sept. 28. The event included tours of seven camp- Stevens Point, Wisc. at the Holiday Inn ingCarolinas.com; 803-569-1986grounds in the region and the association handed out its annualHotel & Convention Center. Joining the awards. www.campnj.com; 609-545-0145Legislative Luncheon will be WMCs Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners AssociationPresident Kurt Bauer. Other speakers in-(CCLOA)Northeast Campground Association (NCA) CCLOA members are comingThe NCA hosted over 70 during itsclude New Pool Code (which will in-up for air from an unprece- Great Escape to Massachusetts fromclude the new fee structure for 2021) with Mary Ellen Bruesch, dented long, busy and under- Oct. 13-14 at Sandy Pond Camp- from DATCP; Death In The Workplace and Other Tough Topics staffed summer season. Theground in Plymouth, Mass. The nextpresented by Mary Bauer of the Dept. of Labor/OSHA; and more. 2022 Camp Colorado Guide isevent for NCA will be the Northeastwww.wisconsincampgrounds.com; 608-525-2327 well underway. The board ofConference on Camping & Trade If you are the director of a state association not listed here and would like to directors is gearing up for itsShow from March 17-19 at the South- submit a small news update, logo and contact information for a future publica-2022 budget meeting. CCLOA launched into the busiest partbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Southbridge, Mass.tion, email Ben Quiggle at bquiggle@rvbusiness.com. WCM30 December 2021Woodalls Campground Magazine'