b'State Association Updates:If you are the director of a state association not listed here and would like to submit a brief news update, logo and contact information for a future publication, email Ben Quiggle at bquiggle@rvbusiness.com. This is a free service provided by Woodalls Campground Magazine.Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA) had a successful 2021 andNortheast Campground Association (NCA) With advanced reservations forare looking forward to evenNCA will be hosting the Northeast Con-2022 looking solid, the ACOAgreater success in 2022.ference on Camping & Trade Show continues to advocate for parksThree hundred thousandMarch 17-19 at the Southbridge Hotel & on the state and national levels tocopies of the new 2022Conference Center in Southbridge, Mass. ensure the health of the industryCamp Florida Directory willVisit CampNCA.org or call 860-684-in Alaska. Alaskan park ownersbe printed in early January 2022. The new official directory6389 can learn more about the associa- for Floridas RV parks and campgrounds will be on display and tion by heading to alaskacamp- distributed at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. All currentOhio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) grounds.net or by contactingassociation members are also included in the new CampFloridaThe OCOA has opened registrationShannon Miller, the associations executive director, at 907- RV app which helps campers find member parks while travel- for its 2022 Trade Show set for March339-9092 or alaskacampgrounds@gmail.coming and will allow for park owners to communicate with their4-5 in Columbus, Ohio. The associationcustomers. For more information, contact Bobby Cornwell atis also requesting items from sponsorsCampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliancethe Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Associationto include in the shows Swag Bags. To(CampCalNOW) office at 850-562-7151learn more about the OCOA head toCampCalNOWs Presidentwww.ohiocampers.com or call 614-221-7748 Dyana Kelley continues toIllinois Campground Association (ICA)work with national and stateThe Illinois CampgroundPennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) organizations as it keeps anAssociation (ICA) contin- PCOA was expecting to eye on key legislative issuesues to grow and is work- have 65 vendors at its and advocating for its mem- ing on legislative items attrade show during the bers. California park owners can learn more about the both the state and nationalfirst week of December. association by heading to www.campcalnow.org or by levels. Illinois park owners interested in becoming a memberThe associations campground directory won the 2021 Large calling 530-885-1624 can visit to www.illinoisgocamping.com or email info@illi- State Directory of the Year during ARVCs OHCE in Raleigh. noisgocamping.comwww.pacamping.com; 610-767-5026 Camp Michigan Camp Michigan of- Kansas RV Park Owners Association (KPOA)South Dakota Campground Owners Association (SDCOA) fers access to leg- The KPOA had two repre- Mary Arlington, executive di-islative advocacy insentatives at the Nationalrector of the SDCOA, noted Lansing, Mich., and Washington D.C., along with network- Association of RV Parksthat it was wonderful to see ing opportunities like Camp Michigans Spring Conferenceand Campgroundsseveral members in Raleigh, and Expo, Fall Campground Tour and ARVCs OHCE.(ARVC) Outdoor Hospital- N.C. during the National As-www.campmichigan.com; 989-619-2608ity Conference and Expo insociation of RV Parks and early November. As the holiday season nears, educationalCampgrounds (ARVC) Out-Campground Owners of New York (CONY) networking sessions continue, and the KPOA is looking for- door Hospitality Conference and Expo in early November. As CONY continues to workward to the Campground Owners Expo set to take place inthe holiday season nears, educational networking sessions with its members to pro- December in Branson, Mo., and the legislative affairs commit- continue, and the SDCOA is looking forward to the Camp-vide education and sup- tee is preparing for the legislative session.ground Owners Expo set to take place in December in Bran-port. It advocates for parkhttps://ksrvparks.org; 785-761-6627son, Mo., while the legislative affairs committee is preparing owners at the state and na- for the legislative session. Visit www.SouthDakotaCamp-tional levels, staying on topLouisiana Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (LARVC)groundOwnersAssociation.org of legislative issues thatPlans are being made for impact park owners and the industry. Learn more aboutthe 2022 LARVC AnnualTexas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) the association at Campnewyork.com/CONY or by callingConference. It is confirmedTACO membership has 585-586-4360 for April 1112 at thegrown to over 350 parks Coushatta Casinoand numerous market-Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC)Resort/Red Shoes RV Parking programs have been N.C. Lobbyist Ed Hanes, hired& Chalets. www.campinglouisiana.com; 225-752-1455added that include co-by CARVC in April, spoke to theop distribution of member literature at RV shows throughout the Campground Association ofMaine Campground Owners Association (MECOA)state and across the country. Specific RV park-friendly legisla-Management ProfessionalsMaine won the Medium State Direc- tion is now on the books and the association puts out a legal (CAMP) at the ARVC Confer- tory Award at the ARVC OHCE for thehandbook. The camping guide has grown to 140 pages and ence in Raleigh. Ed spoke onsecond year in a row. MECOA is plan- features over 350 parks and many dealers, plus tourist attrac-the Art of Lobbying Your Legis- ning its 18th Annual Vacationland RVtions. Visit www.tacomembers.com; 877-518-1989 lators and AdvocacyDont Sit& Camping Show at the Norway Sav-on the Sidelines. The CARVC Conference will take placeings Bank Arena in Auburn from AprilVirginia Campground Association (VCA) Feb. 3-5 in Myrtle Beach at Kingston Resorts/Embassy2-3. The MECOA Trade Show & An- The VCAs 2022 Annual Meeting will beSuites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. Go to Campingnual Meeting will be held on Friday,March 28-30 at the Meadows EventCarolinas.com to view the entire agenda and register.April 1. CampMaine.com; 207-782-5874Center in Doswell, Va. Kings Dominionwww.CampingCarolinas.com; 803-569-1986KOA will be the host campground. MoreMaryland Association of Campgrounds (MAC)than 13 campgrounds and 14 vendorsColorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA)MAC recently completed atook part in the VCAs recent AnnualMary Arlington, executive di- newly designed logo andMeeting and Conference. The fall eventrector of the CCLOA, notedwebsite, and plans for 2022included a tour of the host park, Wilderness Presidential Resort, that it was wonderful to seeinclude producing a morealong with several educational sessions and a tradeshow. Visit several members in Raleigh,compact, current and cost-ef- www.virginiacampgrounds.com; 703-291-0657 N.C. during the National As- fective brochure. MDCamping.com; 301-271-7012sociation of RV Parks andWisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) Campgrounds (ARVC) Out- New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA)WACO congratulates Jim Button, door Hospitality ConferenceThe 2022 New Jerseyowner of Evergreen Campsites & Re-and Expo in early November. As the holiday season nears,Campground and Out- sort in Wild Rose, Wisc., on winning educational networking sessions continue, and the CCLOAdoor Vacation Guidethe National Association of RV Parks is looking forward to the Campground Owners Expo set towas going to press atand Campgrounds (ARVC) Camp-take place in December in Branson, Mo., and the legislativethe beginning of De- ground Partner of the Year Award. He affairs committee is preparing for the legislative session.cember with an early January delivery date, just in time for thewas also elected president of the ARVC https://ccloa.org; 970-573-03202022 RV and camping shows. Advertising space is still avail- Board of Directors. Bert Davis, owner of Dells Camping Re-ableemail njcoa@campnj.com for more details. The Mid- sort, was elected chairman of the ARVC Board of Directors Florida (and Alabama) RV Park & Campground Atlantic Conference for campground owners will take place inExecutive Committee. The 59th annual WACO Convention Association (Camp Florida and Camp Alabama) Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 28-March 2. There will be educationaland Trade Show is set for March 16-20 in Stevens Point, The Florida and Alabama RV Park & Campground Associationseminars, networking events and the annual Trade Show willWis. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center. Visit (previously known as Florida ARVC) and its 400-plus membersbe held on March 1. www.campnj.com; 609-545-0145www.wisconsincampgrounds.com; 608-525-2327. WCMWOODALLSCM.comJanuary 2022 29'