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KOA Care Camps Big Weekend sets record

(May 23, 2017) -- Kampgrounds of America’s annual Care Camps Big Weekend set a new camper attendance record May 12-13, drawing about 4 percent more camping families than the event brought to participating KOAs in 2016. Read More »

KOA: 10 reasons to plan a camping staycation

(May 23, 2017) -- Few things are as freeing as a vacation, the chance to step outside of everyday life and push the “reset” button. In fact, one could say that vacations are absolutely necessary in life. Sure, routines can be great — you know what to expect, can plan ahead, but it is so important to give your body and mind a break from that sometimes monotonous routine once in awhile and go on vacation. Read More »

KOA: RV buying tips

(May 19, 2017) -- Buying a recreational vehicle is a big decision not to be taken lightly. In this video, you’ll learn a few helpful tips to get you started on your way to RV ownership. Read More »

Calif. KOA owners honored as ‘rockstar franchisees’

BILLINGS, Mont. — Chris and Pauline Wood, owners of the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground in California, have been identified by franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 41 Rockstar Franchisees. The Woods were selected from more than 30,000 franchisees, representing 340 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months. For detailed information about the firm’s selection methodology, click here. “The Woods set an admirable example when it comes to leadership and business acumen,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “They exemplify the far-reaching positive impact franchisees can have.” The San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA is a former KOA Campground of the Year, and the Wood family has been an instrumental part of the Kampgrounds of America system since the park was constructed in 1973 by Chris Wood’s father. Chris and Pauline have each served on several of KOA’s key marketing and operational advisory groups, and their campground is always at the leading edge of KOA innovations and performance. “The Wood family is the best of the best when it comes to KOA franchisees,” said KOA President and CEO Pat Hittmeier. “They are always part of the conversation when our top performing franchises are discussed. They run a wonderful facility, and are truly in tune with the wants and needs of their campers, are a wonderful resource for our other franchise partners.” Visit to see the full list of 2017 Rockstar Franchisees. SOURCE: Kampgrounds of America press release Read More »

WI: KOA welcomes new campground in Madison area

(May 8, 2017) -- “I talked to 20 to 25 KOA owners and I couldn’t find an unhappy one in the bunch! I was impressed,” said Milton/Madison SE KOA Owner Jim Kersten, who recently joined the Kampgrounds of America family with his wife, Marsha. “I’ve been looking at conversion for the last three years.” Read More »

KOA: The importance of water filtration in your RV

(May 5, 2017) -- There are lots of reasons to be concerned about the water we drink, cook with and wash with – especially when it comes to RVs. In this video, you’ll learn why filtration is so important and how to do it yourself so you’ll have clean, safe water no matter which KOA campground you find yourself at. Read More »

Meadville KOA hosts vintage RV rally, car show

(May 2, 2017) -- All campers with restored, vintage recreational vehicles (pre-1980) are invited to attend. Chilson said vintage RV owners who also have a vintage tow vehicle are invited to enter the tow vehicle in the car show portion of the event that same day. Trophies will be awarded. Read More »

KOA: Foil packet camping kabobs

(April 20, 2017) -- These foil packet kabobs can easily be chopped/seasoned/prepared at home, and cooked over a toasty campfire. Another reason the KOA home office staff loves this recipe is the fact that each camper can customize their kabob. Don’t forgot this simple meal next time you’re camping at KOA! Read More »

KOA: The know everything guide to RVing in Canada

(April 13, 2017) -- Are you planning to join in on the birthday party of the year? We are, of course, referring to our neighbors to the north — good ol’ Canada. They are ringing in their 150th year as a country and we could not be more excited about what they’ve planned to properly celebrate this momentous occasion. Read More »