The Mid-Atlantic States Campground Conference and Trade Show offers owners a chance to gear up for an expected busy summer season.

The Mid-Atlantic States Campground Conference & Trade Show kicks off today (Feb. 28) with a full day of educational seminars.

The conference is once again being hosted in Orlando, Fla., at the DoubleTree by Hilton near the entrance to Universal Studios. It runs through March 2.

Joann DelVescio, the event’s organizer and executive director of the New Jersey Campground Owners & Outdoor Lodging Association, noted to Woodallscm.com that she anticipated around 50 attendees taking part in the conference, along with around 23 vendors.

Wendy Sellers, a bestselling book author and human resources expert, is set to host a session during the first day of the event. Labeled “The HR Lady,” Sellers focuses on ways that managers and HR professionals can improve workplace culture and provides tools on how to effectively manage, retain and recruit employees.

Lori Severson, CEO of Severson & Associates, a consulting firm, will be hosting a session on themed weekends and adult activities during the conference’s first day.

You can see a full schedule of events below. 

The conference’s tradeshow is set to be held on Tuesday, March 1.


9 AM – 10:15 AM Safety First – Cyber Security and Brick & Mortar Security & Safeguards–Irene Jones, Program Development Manager, Marshall & Sterling Insurance 

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break 

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM 5 Things Your Website Is Trying to Tell You Right Now…But You’re Not Listening!–Matt Weber, CEO, Roar! Internet Marketing 

12 noon – 1 PM Lunch 

1 PM – 2:15 PM Attracting & Retaining Employees in 2022–Wendy Sellers, CEO, The HR Lady 

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Start with the End in Mind – Using Your Data To Run Your Business  John Jaszewski, Broker/Owner, Properties Plus 

3:45 PM – 4 PM Break 

4 PM – 5:15 PM Get Creative! – Themed Weekends & Adult Activities—Lori Severson, CEO, Severson & Associates 

6 PM Dinner 

7:30 PM Evening Cracker Barrel 


8:30 AM – 9 AM 6 Ways National ARVC Can Help Get You Ready for 2022! — David Basler, VP of Membership and Marketing, ARVC 

9 AM – 10:15 AM Leave the Calls to Nature, Not Your Attorney–Christine Taylor, Partner, The Towne Law Firm 

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break 

10:30 – 11:45 AM Electrical Trends & Maintenance Tips for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry  Heidi Doyle, Electric Product Specialist, Utility Supply Group 

12 noon – 1 PM Lunch 

1 PM – 5 PM Trade Show 

6 PM Dinner 

7 PM Auction 


9 AM – 10:15 AM – Be the Solution – Sexual Predators & Human Traffickers – Michael Hannon, Esq. 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break 

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Hidden Profit – Marketing your Camp Store Products to Sell–Michele Burbridge, Right Coast Creatives 

11:45 AM Farewell