b'INDUSTRY NEWS CARVC Set to Host Annual Conference Feb. 5-7 in Myrtle Beach TheCarolinasAssociationofRVOn Feb. 5 the conference will be fea-Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC) an- turing The Holy Grail of RV Park Con-nual conference and expo, taking placestruction Requirements & Standards- Feb. 5-7 at the Embassy Suites MyrtleNFPA 11-94. Michael Hobby, the owner Beach Oceanfront,hasgrowntoin- of two campgrounds in South Carolina, clude Georgia in the regional event.will be covering the NFPA-1194. All campgrounds and suppliers areKelly Jones, vice president of opera-welcome to take part in the learning,tions for Great Escapes RV Resorts, will networkingandfunattheannualbe covering guest experience and the event while being steps away from theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA).beautiful beaches of South Carolina,The keynote speaker, Nichole Pois-noted Dee Witting, the associations ex- son,KampgroundsofAmericaInc.s ecutive director.franchisedevelopmentmanager,will The theme for this year is Catch thespeak on Monday morning and highlight CampingBug.TheconventionwillTrends and Insights of The Camping kick off with Take Away Tours of fiveIndustry Thru a SWOT Analysis. MyrtleBeach-areacampgroundsin- The CARVC Trade Show opens Monday cludingOceanLakesFamilyCamp- afternoon and will feature a variety of ven-ground,MyrtleBeachKOA,Myrtledors. Six educational and professional de- CARVC anticipates a strong turnout at its conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Beach Travel Park, North Myrtle Beachvelopment sessions are planned. RV Resort & Dry Dock Marina and YogiIn addition, on Sunday CARVC will Bears Jellystone Park at Daddy Joes.kick off with a welcome reception. En- Blackwater Band. The conference willWorkshop. This is for attendees who are Lunch will be at Myrtle Beach Traveltertainment will be provided by Walterwrap up on Tuesday with a cracker bar- interested in buying or building a park. Park, ice cream at Yogi Bears JellystoneFinley and April Dawn. On Monday,rel and Q&A.To learn more about the conference, Park and a coffee break at Ocean Lakesthere will be a silent auction, live auc- CARVCalsoannouncedthe2023gotocampingcarolinas.com/confer-Family Campground.tion and dinner with entertainment byCARVCConference&ExpoBuyersence-2023 WCMCare Camps Launches Ambassador Program to Broaden ReachIn an effort to meet the growing needscosts. of children experiencing cancer, CareThe creation of the Ambassador pro-Campsofficialshaveannouncedthegram will enable face-to-face opportuni-launch of a new Ambassador Program.ties to promote, engage, teach and thank Care Camps, a not-for-profit organi- Care Camp supporters. zation, is mission-driven to provide heal- We envision the Ambassadors as an ing in the outdoors to every child andextensionofourstaff.Providing family member affected by childhoodfundraising support, personally thanking cancer.In2022,CareCampsfundeddonors, and being an advocate for Care morethan132specializedoncologyCamps are key components of the pro-campsacrosstheUnitedStatesandgram, said Lemoine. Canada, impacting thousands of chil- Every year, the number of children in dren and their families.the United States and Canada who are Asourorganizationcontinuestodiagnosed with cancer grows. The child-grow, we see an opportunity to establishhood cancer survivor rate is also growing, a group of individuals who are passion- thanks to medical advances. These fac-ate about our cause and who can activelytors combined mean more children and represent and promote Care Camps on afamiliesarenavigatingthelong-term personallevel,saidMarkLemoine,healthcomplicationsthatresultfrom vice-chair of the Care Camps Board ofgraphically while creating more personal connections.childhood cancer. Specialized oncology Directors and owner of the Coloma/St Joseph KOAModeled after similar programs within local chamberscamps are an essential part of the healing process. Holiday in Benton Harbor, Mich. As we develop ourof commerce, this is an opportunity to strategically ex- For more information about Care Camps, or to do-Ambassador program, we will broaden our reach geo- pand our efforts without expanding our administrativenate, visit carecamps.org WCMCalOHA to Host March SummitTheCaliforniaOutdoorHospitality Association (CalOHA) is preparing to host its SummitfromMarch28-29atthe Grounds Event Center in Roseville, Calif. Activities will kick off Monday evening (March27)withaspecialsessionon Making the Most of Your Membership for both new and existing CalOHA mem-bers, followed by a reception and dinner where members and supplier partners can mingle before the main event. This year, in addition to the educa-tional seminars we have over seven hours of dedicated trade show time, breakout sessions with individual exhibitors and additional sponsorship opportunities for supplier partners, stated an email sent out to members. Attendee registration opens on Jan. 10. Supplierpartnerscanregisternowby contacting the CalOHA office. CalOHA is currently planning its con-ference sessions and speakers To suggest a session, email info@caloha.org. To learn more about the conference, head to caloha.org WCM40 February 2023Woodalls Campground Magazine'