b'Campground Owners Expofrom page 12noted that it is important to train everySeverson even noted that glamping park owner/operator.operators are going to find the conference There are going to be some corporateworth attending. buyouts and consolidation is going to hap- There is a lot of crossover, and the rules pen, she said. I think there will be guestsand regulations are still important to know, whowillbelookingforspecificcamp- she told WCM. Information is key to run-groundstheyknowareprivatelyheld.ning any business. Where they know theyre going to be ableLooking ahead, Severson said she expects to see and touch the owner. Then I thinkthe COE to take place in Branson in 2023 as theres going to be a group of camperswell, and then move to another location. who arent so concerned with that piece ofRight now, we are keeping that a se-it but focus instead on what amenities thecret, she told WCM. parks offer and what they can enjoy andTo look at the conferences full agenda those kinds of things. I think theres roomand register, go to www.campgroundown-for everybody.ersexpo.comWCMCommunication is key to working with your spouse, according to the Lusvarghis.guests having a great time. But whileother to ensure that everyone is on people with complaints will invariablythe same page. takethetimetocomplainonline,Take care of your marriage: Own-gueststhathaveawonderfultimeing and operating a campground is often need a little prodding to shareoneofthemostdemandingjobs. their experiences. I ask them, HowHusbands and wives must make it a was your experience with us? Pleasepriority to have good communication dont forget to help us by giving us a re- with each other and to respect each view on Yelp or Google, Damaris said.others position in the company. Never say yes to a guest aboutWhenWoodallsCampground any unusual request before talkingMagazine(WCM)caughtupwith with your partner: Like many parkFernando and Damaris in October, operators, the Lusvarghis have foundtheywerepreparingtoclosetheir thatguestswhowanttobendthepark for the winter season. But they rules will keep posing the same ques- said their winter break will be brief. tions to different park managers untilBy March, they will be preparing toMoving forward, the COE expects to host another conference they get the answer they want. Parkreopen on whichever Friday is closestin Branson and then explore moving to another location.managersmustconsultwitheachto May 1.WCM WOODALLSCM.comDecember 2022 33'