b'INDUSTRY NEWSCare Camps Welcomes Six New Members to Board of Directors Care Camps has announced that six new membersJeff Rodino has over 28 years of experience serving are joining the charitys board of directors.the RV, marine, manufactured housing and industrial Kristina Akin, Debora Hankinson, Kathy Holland,markets. As president of Patrick Industries Inc., Rodino Jamie Rademacher, Jeff Rodino and David Vaughn willdrives the execution and vision of one of the industrys be taking a member seat to help lead the mission ofleading manufacturers. His unmitigated leadership Care Camps.brings strategic and organizational strength to Care Since 1982, Care Camps has supported specializedCamps. pediatric oncology camps to ensure children on a can- David Vaughn is a KOA franchisee and owner of the cer journey have the opportunity to experience theIndianapolis KOA Holiday. Hes been in the camp-healing power of the outdoors. To date, Care Camps hasground industry for over 18 years and, with his wife raised over $24 million to fund camps across NorthLaurie, was named KOAs 2022 campground of the year. America serving children diagnosed with cancer andband, Les, are actively engaged with KOA.He is actively engaged in his community and is com-their families. The new board members bring a host ofKathy Holland has been in the hospitality industrymitted to bringing his dedication and passion for the vision and experience to the organization, according tofor over 25 years. Her experience as a regional vice pres- outdoors to the mission of Care Camps. a press release.ident of operations for Aimbridge Hospitality pavedWe extend a warm welcome to our new board Kristina Akin is a Bristol, Tenn.-based Kampgroundsthe way for her leadership within KOA. Currently, Hol- members, said Board Chair Wade Elliott. We are of America (KOA) franchisee, a pediatric cancer sur- land is a KOA regional vice president overseeing oper- grateful for their volunteered time and talents. The in-vivor and a former Care Camps participant. Akin com- ations of 11KOA Owners Association campgrounds.sight and vision of our board members and support bines the expertise of campground stewardship andKathy gives insight and vision from the perspective ofstaff enable us to impact thousands of children annu-first-hand knowledge of Care Camps. She brings a gen- Care Camps key stakeholders, a release stated.ally who are experiencing cancer. As we look forward erational perspective and a powerful message of howJamie Rademacher is a multi-park KOA franchiseeto working with the new Board, we want to express her camp experience saved her life.and owner of marinas in Kansas and Tennessee. Sheheartfelt thanks to Board Members and staff who have Deb Hankinson is the owner of the Alamosa/Greatand her husband, Chris, were named KOAs 2016 Ris- previously served. Each of you played a vital role in Sand Dune KOA Journey in Alamosa, Colo. A strategicing Star Campground. As a former staff member ofmaking Care Camps what it is today. We are forever thinker, Hankinson lends community board experi- Samaritans Purse, she brings national fundraising ex- thankful for your endeavors. ence and expertise to Care Camps. Hankinson is a re- perience with her membership on the board. As a can- To learn more about Care Camps, donate and change tiredarchitectandisinfluentialinherregionscersurvivor,Rademacherispassionateaboutthethe life of a child with cancer, visit www.carecamps.orgeconomic development corporation. She and her hus- mission and vision of Care Camps.WCMHappy Camper Capital, Beyonder Camp Merge to Form Beyonder Holdings Happy Camper Capital LLC, the RVgrowth paths and hadour investor portal has already made the and marina resort acquisitions entity, goals that aligned. Bothmigration, Lendi said. has merged with Beyonder Camp LLC,teamswerealreadyA further benefit of the merger has an RV park management company thatworking hand-in-handbeentheaccesstoBeyonderCamps currently handles all the managemententry into third-party management andand this was the nextproject and construction team, which tasks for the Happy Camper portfolio ofHappyCamperCapitalsannounce- logical progression tohas been a tremendous resource in as-RV destinations and marinas, accordingment of its $25 million Outdoor Hospi- unifyouroperations,sisting the acquisitions arm in quoting to a press release.tality Sun & Fund.shareresourcesandamenity upgrades and campsite expan-The move follows Beyonder CampsBothcompanieswereonparallelmagnifyourgrowthAdam Lendi sions with greater speed and accuracy. said Beyonder Holdings Founder AdamBeyonder Holdings also launched its Lendi.newly re-branded investor portal at in-Aspartofthemerger,allHappyvestors.beyondercamp.com. The portal Camper Capital team members will be- enables investors to view upcoming out-come members of the Beyonder Hold- door hospitality opportunities as well as ings team.review their current portfolio. We have been able to achieve theBeyonder Camps new website at be-merger with no disruption to our oper- yondercamp.com offers details about ation, while also recently distributingeach camp, and offers the ability to book cash to our investors reflecting the re- a visit to one of Beyonder Camps RV sults of the full year 2022. Additionally,destinations or marinas. WCMBushtec Safari Partners with Crossover Lodge Bushtec Safari USA, a division ofsizes, the configuration options make Canvas and Tent Group, a canvas tentit a luxury accommodation suitable for glamping structure manufacturer, hascouples and up to five people. Each announced a new exclusive partner- Crossover Lodge can be delivered fully ship with Crossover Lodge, a divisionfurnished, including a solid wall sys-of Creative Structures.tem, bathroom, kitchen, interior and Creative Structures builds patentedoutdoor furniture. luxury tents that are suitable for all cli- Being a leader in the tent structure mates,areeco-friendlyandcom- space; a partnership between Bushtec pletely customizable, from interiors toSafari and Crossover Lodge is a perfect decking and furniture, according to acombination, explained Gary Flaks, press release.CEOofBushtecSafariUSA.The Bushtec Safari USA is the exclusiveCrossover Lodge is going to be a strong partner for Crossover Lodge, responsi- value add to so many resorts through-ble for North America, South America,out this hemisphere. Central America and the Caribbean re- Crossover Lodges can be found at gions. Available in medium and largecrossoverlodge.com WCM6 April 2023 Woodalls Campground Magazine'