Today (Nov. 18) marks the final full day of Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) International Convention and features a full-day expo that includes more than 120 vendors.
KOA will also host a final night celebration with Dwayne Hill, a comedian/magician, who will be wowing the crowd. A Care Camps auction will be held that provides funding for the work that the charity does to help kids dealing with cancer enjoy a week at camp.
On Wednesday, KOA franchisees heard from keynote speaker Judi Holler, a speaker who uses improv to relate her message.
KOA officials also took part in the company’s Idea Xchange, which highlights innovative, future-thinking ideas that are being incorporated into the system. Most eyes were focused on a new pedestal by Jamestown Advanced Products that combines a normal RV pedestal with an electric vehicle charger.
KOA also highlighted a compostable toilet that it has developed for use in areas that are off the beaten paths at KOA parks. A new lighted bench that runs off solar was also an eye-catcher. KOA officials noted that it would allow park owners to provide seating and lighting in areas where electrical infrastructure does not exist.
Finally, KOA has developed a more modern look for its famous A-frame main building. It comes with different looks and packages for different settings and features a variety of energy-saving options.
KOA’s 2022 convention is set to be hosted in Orlando, Fla.