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KOA partners with Jelly Belly to promote California events

(April 12, 2010) -- Kampgrounds of America and Jelly Belly scheduled two events to test camper reaction to an event featuring various fun activities using the iconic candy. The second event is planned for Mother’s Day Weekend May 7-9 at the Stockton/Delta, Calif., KOA Campground.

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Private campgrounds save money by investing in green initiatives

(April 12, 2010) -- In addition to having two windmills, which supply 10 to 25 percent of the electrical hookup needs for its 200 campsites, depending on the season, Flagstaff KOA's outdoor lighting is solar powered, while it uses energy efficient light bulbs inside its buildings. The park also uses six 55-gallon barrels to capture rainwater, which it uses to irrigate its native landscaping.

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ARVC to partner with Woodall’s to promote green campgrounds

(April 12, 2010) -- While parks that participate in the “Plan it Green” program are required to adopt a minimum of three eco-friendly practices, parks that want to be designated “Green Friendly” through the association’s partnership with Woodall’s must have at least nine of 18 criteria.

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Camping veteran to lead ARVC recruitment effort

(April 12, 2010) -- “When you boil it down, it’s about numbers," said Sims. "The more people you have as members, the better able you are to take advantage of opportunities. But when you have no budget, you can’t. In fact, you can’t have effective outreach, public relations, government affairs or discounts if you don’t have enough members.”

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ARVC launches ad campaign to promote new website

(April 12, 2010) -- “With the addition of Marc Cramer as our national sales director on an independent contractor basis, I am looking forward to building the traffic to GoCampingAmerica.com for our members and increasing the advertising sales income to the association to help offset costs of running the website,” Profaizer said.

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Massachusetts campground owners sells easement for $2.4 million

(April 12, 2010) -- Steve Currier, owner of the North of Highland Camping Area, sold a conservation easement to the National Park Service. The $2.4 million one-time payment will ensure that the 57-acre parcel remain a campground in perpetuity, never to be subdivided for development, the Provincetown Banner reported.

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Proposed clothing optional campground irks Indiana neighbors

(April 12, 2010) -- According to WRTV, the website promoted a one-day event to be held at Oasis of Chetwynd in which clothing is optional. Owner Kim Maynard told the station he's just trying to build a campground for older adults and that stories of swingers, swappers and nudity are unfounded.

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