b'INDUSTRY NEWSRVshare Launches Partnership Program; Fla. & Ala. Assoc. JoinsRVshare, an RV rental market- are valuable to our members andreservations are accepted. place, has launched the RVsharethe RVing public. This partnership Access to RVshare inventory: Partners can list CampgroundPartnershipPro- with RVshare checks all the boxes,rentable RVs directly on their websites to easily pro-gram, allowing campground andsaidBobbyCornwell,presidentmote RVs near each campground location and en-RV park operators to earn revenueand CEO of the association. Thecourage more bookings. from RV rental bookings for the first time, accordingnew Campground Partnership Program extends an Exposure to RVshare renters: All partners will ap-to a press release.opportunity for our members to work with RVsharepearonourhighlytraffickedTopCampground Operators can list RVshare units on their website tobyprovidingagreatexperienceforrenterswhilepages, where theyll be acknowledged as an RVshare earn a commission, as well as list stationary, on-prop- earning revenue from RV rental bookings at their partner. erty units for free.locations.Working together with our growing network of The Florida and Alabama RV Park & CampgroundOperators will experience additional benefits whencampground partners allows us to improve the trav-Association,aprofessionaltradeassociationforjoining the Campground Partnership Program, in- eler experience by providing preferred campground Florida and Alabama RV park and campground own- cluding:recommendations, delivery-friendly destination op-ers and operators, is among the first to join the pro-Recommended RV delivery location: With moretions, and easy access to RV rentals on our partners gram. The association represents and serves morethan one-third of RV renters opting to have the RV de- websites, said RVshares Vice President of Marketing than 400 Florida RV parks and 45 Alabama RV parks.livered straight to campsites, campground partnersMartijn Scheijbeler. We are working to build a bridge Members of the association range from small rusticwill be recommended as a delivery-friendly destina- between our platform, RV parks and campgrounds campgrounds with 10 sites to world-renowned RV re- tion to drive more campsite bookings.that welcome RV renters with open arms. sorts with more than 1,500 RV sites.RVsharecampgroundpartnerbadge:Camp- For more information about the Campground Part-The association is always looking for partnershipsground partners will earn a badge to be displayed onnershipProgramortocontacttheteam,visit: that are innovative, encourage industry growth, andtheir websites, letting renters know that RV deliverypages.rvshare.com/campground-partnershipsWCMCare Camps Releases 2021 Impact Report, Highlighting Donor SupportCare Camps, a charity that providesing factors. 2021 was yet another year opportunities for kids dealing with can- fraught with COVID-related issues and cer,andtheirfamilies,toenjoytimeeconomic concerns. Despite that, our away at camp, released its 2021 Impactdonors and partners stepped up and Report that highlights how donationsmade the year our most successful on over the past year have impacted therecord,generouslyprovidingover$3 camps it supports. million in support. During 2021 Care Camps supportedCareCampspartnershipwith 135 oncology camps across North Amer- Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) ica, which were able to provide program- continues to be a strong one as KOA re-ming, services and hope to thousands ofmainsthecharitystopdonor.KOA children with cancer and their families.(Headquarters and Owned Properties These camps worked diligently to pro- OAK) and the KOA franchisees raised vide expanded programming, including69% of the total 2021 revenue. KOA Re-In-Hospital, Camp In-A-Box, Virtual Pro- wards revenue continued to provide grams and Family Retreats, noted Carecoverage for Care Camps administra-Camps Chairman Wade Elliott in a let- tive costs. ter that was sent out with the report. We were also fortunate to continue COVID continues to be a challengetoworkwithourpartnersintheRV, with in-person camps, so the Camps ex- campingandoutdoorindustries,ex-panded their outreach services to in- panding this year to include amazing clude year-round activities and onlinecompanies like Patrick Industries, Lip-counseling sessions, he added. GoingpertComponentsandCampersInn virtualalsoallowedthemtoreachaRV, highlighted Elliott.broader audience as travel costs and theToviewthereport,headhere: number of beds were no longer restrict- tinyurl.com/yc32vx9pWCMWild Energy Offers 4-Year WarrantyWild Energy, a company that offersA Wild Energy meter installation.smart metering technology to the out-door hospitality industry, has recently announced that it has extended the war-ranty on its metering equipment from two years to four years. WildEnergytoldWoodallsCamp-groundMagazine(WCM)thatthe change in warranty length was in direct responsetopotentialcustomerfeed-back. Customers have been burned in the past by meter quality issues and fail-ures, and Wild Energy decided to take on this challenge directly, officials said. Wild Energy makes a high-quality product that is far better than our com- other areas of the park, noted Sorensen. petitors,notedMikeSorensen,theThisisespeciallyimportantfor president of Wild Energy. We put ourequipment that is outdoors and subject money where our mouth is by extendingtoharshweather,suchasheat, our warranty to twice the length of ourcold/freezing,rain,snowetc.,he competitors.added. Extended warranties on equipmentTolearnmore,headoverto help park owners by deferring mainte- www.wildenergyco.com/campground nance costs and allows them to invest in Ben QuiggleWCM4 May 2022Woodalls Campground Magazine'