b'INDUSTRY NEWSSeveral State Associations Host Member GatheringsIndiana Hosts 30 Owners issuesincludingtheimportanceof Nearly 30 Indiana campground own- being deemed essential businesses, and ersandmanagerscametogetheronthe associations combined efforts with Oct. 12 for the Indiana Manufacturedboth National ARVC and the Northeast Housing Association-Recreation Vehi- Campground Association.cle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) an-nual campground meeting and tour.NCA Hosts Dozens The event drew campgrounds of var- of Campgrounds ious sizes from throughout the state andThe 2022 NCA Great Escape to New included well-established parks as wellHampshire,hostedbytheSpencer as those with just a few seasons behindFamily at Chocorua Camping Village them. This years event was hosted byKOA Holiday, provided an amazing few WalnutRidgeCampgroundinNewdays, according to Cyndy Zbierski, ex-Castle, Ind., and included a park tourecutive director of the NCA. following a full day of education andDozens of campgrounds from across networking which included:the Northeast came together in Tam- IMHA-RVIC updates by Matt RoseOhio campground owners visited several parks dur- worth, N.H., Sept. 14-15 for this annual and Ron Breymier, both officials froming the OCOA Fall Conference and Campground Tour. event.Attendeesvisitedwithpeers, theassociation,whohighlightedthetoured four campgrounds, enjoyed a re-value and benefits of association mem- NJCOA Hands Out Marketingvide CampgroundSkylands Regionlaxing scenic train ride and were treated bership and how the group works toAwards, Elects Board Best BrochureKymers Campingto great Chocorua hospitality the entire promote and protect Indianas camp- The New Jersey Campground Own- ResortSkylands Regiontime.grounds,includingrecentlegislativeers&OutdoorLodgingAssociationMaryland AssociationThe sponsors for the event included successes directly benefitting Indiana(NJCOA) held its annual meeting andDiscusses Numerous TopicsFirefly Reservations, Chocorua Camp-campgrounds.presented awards during its annual FallThe Maryland Association of Camp- ing Village, GHM Insurance, Camplife,National Association of RV ParksTour and General Membership Meet- grounds (MAC) held its fall meeting atKOA, Norway Savings Bank, Northeast andCampgrounds(NationalARVC)ing, which was held in the Shore RegionCherry Hill Park in College Park, Md.,Campground Brokers, Marshall & Ster-benefits and update by President andof the state.on Oct. 25, according to Deb Carter, ex- ling Insurance, Silver-Top Mfg. Co. Inc., CEO Paul Bambei and Director of StateAttendees visited nine campgroundsecutive director of the association.Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insur-Relations & Program Advocacy Jeff Sims.and were welcomed at lunch by LoriThis was the first in-person meetingance, Stag Hollow Mining, Mini MeltsIMHA-RVIC Attorney Carl J. Becker addressed a variety of topics about pro- Pepenella, president of the New JerseytheassociationhashadsincetheIce Cream, Andersons Brochure Distri-tecting campgrounds including Indi- Tourism Industry Association and theCOVID-19 pandemic began.bution, Daniels Equipment Company anas new SEA 343 Limited Liability Law.Southern Ocean County Chamber ofWeallagreedthatwhileZoomand Scirocco Group. IndianaDepartmentofHealthCommerce.meetings are time- and money-saving, presentation and Q&A.NJCOA presented awards to mem- there is nothing like seeing people inOCOA Hosts 40 Parks An open forum for discussion andbers in a variety of categories.person, both old friends and brand-newThe 2022 Ohio Campground Own-networking on campground issues.Winners were:ones, noted Carter. Its re-energizingers Association(OCOA)FallConfer-In an effort to educate Indiana camp- BestWebsiteSpaciousSkiesand motivatingour own brand ofence and Campground Tour was held grounds and promote Hoosier camp- Country OaksGreater Atlantic Citycampground owner therapy.Oct.25-26atthenewlyrenovated ing, all Indiana campgrounds, includingRegionThe association discussed marketingSawmill Creek by Cedar Point Resorts members and non-members, were in- BestEventMurderMysteryplans for 2023, the importance of asso- in Huron, Ohio, according to OCOA Ex-vited to participate. The association wasSleepy Hollow Family Campground ciate members, National ARVC discountecutive Director Kristy Smith. happytoreportthreenewcamp- Greater Atlantic City Regionprograms, workforce issues and how toWe had 85 attendees representing grounds joined the association on-siteMostCreativeEvent/Activitydeal with different generations of familyabout40campgroundsinatten-for the 2022-2023 seasons.Cardboard Boats in PoolThe Great Di- members working together, legislativedance, she said, noting that the event wassponsoredby:GoldSponsor CampLife;SilverSponsorHenley GraphicCommunications;and Bronze SponsorSilver-top Manufac-turing Co. Inc. Each year, the OCOA Fall Conference is held in a different region of the state. Duringtheconference,attendees spendtimevisitingseveralcamp-grounds in that region during camp-ground tours. This years conference was hosted by the Northwest District and,inparticular,wasplannedby JeffHoffman,ownerofthe Sandusky/Bayshore KOA in Sandusky, Ohio. Attendeesvisitedthefollowing campgrounds: Gotta Getaway RV Park (Bellevue),Leafy Oaks Campground (Clyde),CrystalRockCampground (Sandusky), Cedar Points Lighthouse Point(Sandusky)and Sandusky/Bayshore KOA (Sandusky). Hosts opened their cabins, stores, and other facilities to give us a behind-the-scenes tour and provided snacks and drinks throughout the day, noted Smith. Attendees had lunch on the Jackson Street Pier in historic downtown San-dusky with some time to walk the pier and make a quick visit to local shops. The OCOAs Spring Conference will take place March 3-4, 2023, at the Em-bassy Suites Columbus Airport. WCM4 December 2022Woodalls Campground Magazine'