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KOA campgrounds win major awards

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(Nov. 27, 2013) -- -- The Borden-Carleton KOA Campground in Prince Edward Island, the Cody KOA Campground in Wyoming, the Sault Ste. Marie KOA Campground in Ontario, the Covert/South Haven KOA Campground in Michigan, the Hot Springs KOA Campground in Arkansas, and the Albert Lea/Austin KOA Campground in Minnesota have been awarded the 2014 KOA President’s Award by Kampgrounds of America. Read More »

Three KOA campgrounds earn Kamp Green Award

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AUSTIN, Texas — Three KOA campgrounds were honored today for leading the way in 2013 in Kampgrounds of America’s Kamp Green Program. The three campgrounds were all honored during the second day of the annual KOA International Convention being held this year in Austin, Texas. Barrie KOA in Barrie, Ontario, was recognized for an innovative electronics recycling program that invited campers and the public to bring in outdated electronic devices for recycling. The funds collected from the recycling center were donated to the KOA Care Camps for children with cancer charity. Amy and Tom Raposo own that campground. Naples/Marco Island KOA in Naples, Fla., received recognition for a new solar exchange system that uses the power of the sun to provide electrical service to the campground. The system also heats and cools the campground’s swimming pool. The campground is owned by Ted and Anita Mangels. The Twin Mountain KOA in Twin Mountain, N.H., was also recognized for a custom bin recycling program that uses specially designed collection bins that encourage campers to separate and recycle their metal, paper and plastics. The campground is owned by Tyson and Barbara Taylor. The Kamp Green program is in its fourth year and 21 new campgrounds participated in the program designed to promote recycling and protecting the environment. Read More »

Nine KOA campgrounds honored for customer service

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(Nov. 22, 2013) -- The nine campgrounds received a “net promoter score” (NPS) of at least 90 from campers. Each year, KOA surveys more than 200,000 camping guests shortly after their stays, asking each if they would recommend that particular KOA to others. Read More »

KOA announces three ways to save on Deluxe Cabins

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(Nov. 22, 2013) -- “Our goal is to help our KOA owners capitalize on what we know is a wonderful addition to their campgrounds,” Sutherland said. “Deluxe Cabins have proven themselves, and we want as many as possible available for our campers.” Read More »

KOA honors two top campgrounds

KOA President Pat Hittmeier, 2013 Franchisee of the Year Award recipients Ron and Susan Hart, and KOA Chairman Jim Rogers

(Nov. 21, 2013) -- Susan and Ron Hart, owners of the Fredericksburg/Washington, D.C., South KOA, earned the company's highest honor when recognized as the KOA Kampground of the Year. The Ventura Ranch, Calif., KOA was honored as the franchise's 2013 Rising Star. That campground is owned and managed by Scott and Madoka Corey, and Steven and Debbie Bitter. Read More »

KOA releases new app for iPhone and Android

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(Nov. 21, 2013) -- The app allows campers to quickly use filters to search through KOA’s 486-campground system in North America, research different locations, make reservations and complete their transactions, all from their smart phones or other mobile devices. It also integrates with popular online navigation systems. Read More »

KOA convention attendees plant trees in Texas

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(Nov. 21, 2013) -- Nearly 100 KOA campground owners and managers from throughout North America spent their first day at the KOA Convention planting more than 3,000 tree seedlings near Bastrop, Texas. Two years ago, the area was devastated by the Bastrop County Complex Fire, which burned 34,000 acres of land, destroyed 1,600 homes and killed two people. Read More »

Cabela’s gives KOA $25,000 to support Care Camps

Kampgrounds of America President Pat Hittmeier, left, and Vice President of Brand Development Lorne Armer, right, accept a check for $25,000 from Cabela’s Regional Marketing & Events Manager Drew Steinberger.

(Nov. 14, 2013) -- “KOA Care Camps continues to enrich the lives of thousands of young people every year by giving them memorable camping experiences,” said Millner. “Cabela’s enthusiastically supports those efforts and is proud to promote the Great Outdoors alongside KOA.” Read More »

KOA art book would make great gift for camping enthusiast

(Nov. 6, 2013) -- Throughout it all, the book visually depticts the fun and joy of camping and family vacations. It's clear to see that the company has worked hard to "own the K" in Kamping to make KOA stays unique and memorable. Even those people who have never stayed at a KOA will enjoy the trip back in time to witness how camping as a form of recreation has evolved. Read More »

Ore. KOA’s Haunted Toy Factory scares up donations

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(Oct. 31, 2013) -- Campers and other visitors lined up Friday and Saturday for Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA's Haunted Toy Factory. The Daily Astorian says they left behind more than 1,700 pounds of food for Clatsop Community Action’s Regional Food Bank and more than $1,300 for the Kid Care Camp. Read More »

KOA acquires Lazydays campground in Tucson

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(Oct. 30, 2013) -- “We are confident that Lazydays RV and KOA, working together, will provide an unparalleled RV ownership and camping experience for guests,” Sheehan said. “KOA and Lazydays will also work together to increase awareness of our businesses among our respective customers.” Read More »