A delegation of 36 campground owners from the British Holiday and Home Parks Association visited Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg, Pa., on Oct. 16, according to an announcement from the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA).

They arrived at the park in a charter bus and were welcomed by the Vaughan family as well as representatives of PCOA.

Although the terminology varies between the U.S. and England (campgrounds are touring parks, trailers are caravans), the basic principles remain the same. The delegation was treated to an extensive walking tour of the facility, which included sites, cabins, bathhouse, dog park, exercise workout area, store, recreation facility, mining sluice, swimming pool and playground. Of special interest to the participants were the 53 chainsaw carvings throughout the park.

Following the tour a question-and-answer session was held and a luncheon was hosted at a nearby restaurant where Eileen Vaughan, owner of Mountain Vista, spoke to the delegation about campground activities and themed weekends.

The delegation was in the U.S. for 10 days. They flew into the Washington, D.C., area and were flying out of Boston, not only visiting eight campgrounds but also doing some sightseeing and especially some leaf peeping. Mountain Vista Campground and PCOA were proud to host them in Pennsylvania during the peak of the fall season, according to PCOA.