The Northeast Campground Association (NCA) made a stop in Maryland’s Washington County in the fall as part of its 2007 Great Escape.
Approximately 50 NCA members visited and met at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park as part of the annual event, according to herald-mail.com.
The group enjoyed a lunch of Maryland fried chicken, hosted by Ron and Vicki Vitkun, owners of Williamsport Jellystone Park. Lunch was sponsored by Leisure Systems Inc., the campground’s franchisor. After lunch, everyone grabbed a golf cart to tour the campground and newly added water zone features.
“It’s a real feeling of pride to be able to show your business off to your peers,” said Ron Vitkun. “You could see the ‘wow.’ There’s no question they were impressed.”
Vitkun said he and wife Vicki were honored to host lunch for the group.
“It’s great to be able to sit and talk with that many of your peers at once. These are people who share the same business concerns we do.”
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau assisted with the event.
The NCA encompasses all 11 Northeast states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.