(Dec. 10, 2018) — While extremely popular in Europe, the glamping concept is still a fledgling newcomer to the U.S. travel industry. Does it pose a current threat to the RV industry? Or is it an unregulated travel trend headed for trouble?

(Oct. 31, 2018) — Debbie Sipe plans to resign from her positions as executive director of CalARVC and CEO of Camp-California! Marketing next July

(Oct. 10, 2018) — Nearly 80 private park operators gathered at Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles, Calif. to attend CalARVC’s Fall RV Park Day education and networking event.

(Sept. 19, 2018) — The California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC) Fall RV Park Day event will feature an interactive disaster planning workshop, seminars and tours of three parks.

(March 7, 2018) — Patrick Hardy of Hytropy Reverse Disaster urged park operators to prepare disaster plans that cover the threats they are most likely to face, such as earthquakes, fires and floods. He said it’s also worthwhile to prepare plans to address active shooters and hazardous materials spills.

(Jan. 23, 2018) — One of the participants in CalARVC’s Software Education Day on Feb. 27, which is open to park operators across the country, is ResNexus, a 13-year-old reservation software company that helps over 2,400 properties run their business effectively.

(Dec. 18, 2017) — Attendees at CalARVC’s Software Education Day on Feb. 27 will learn about the latest capabilities of RMS North America’s reservation and property management system.

(Dec. 11, 2017) — “John Imler had a profound impact on the private campground and RV park business, not only in California, but across the country,” said Debbie Sipe, CalARVC.

(June 12, 2017) — “We’re hearing about more and more bicycle groups taking tours across scenic areas of California and staying in campgrounds along the way. It makes a lot of sense for them to do this, since most privately owned campgrounds have hot showers and laundry facilities,” said Sipe.

(May 26, 2017) — “People who live in southern California need to know they can reach Big Sur simply by heading up State Route 101 and cutting over to Monterey and heading south from there on Route One. It’s a spectacular drive,” said Sipe.

(May 25, 2017) — It could be the end of June or beginning of July before road crews clear the snows that have buried State Route 120 through Tioga Pass and the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park, but don’t let that stop you from making a trip to the eastern Sierra.

(May 22, 2017) — “There’s not many. But we have identified a handful of campgrounds and RV resorts from Borrego Springs and Julian northward to the Eastern Sierra and Klamath that still have spaces available,” said Sipe.

(April 19, 2017) — “Private campground operators are recognizing that it makes good business sense to be pet friendly, and more and more of them are offering very high quality pet amenities and services,” Sipe said.

(April 18, 2017) — RV parks across the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys are experiencing higher occupancies this spring, with some parks reporting record levels of business for this time of year.

(April 17, 2017) — some campgrounds and RV resorts are also surprising their guests with yet another enticement: delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. “Depending on where you go, you can find campgrounds and RV resorts that serve everything from pancakes to prime rib,” said Sipe.

(April 6, 2017) — The addition of the campground representatives row fulfills the desire of RV owners to discover new destinations that they may not have considered and allows campgrounds to showcase their services.

(April 4, 2017) — “When you get served with a lawsuit, there is no warning shot,” James said. “You get served with a stack of papers and a demand. Most attorneys demand about $4,000 per infraction. They will itemize the heck out of it, even over signage.”

(March 15, 2017) — Nothing rounds out a day of camping like sharing stories with friends and family while roasting s’mores over the campfire. But while hiking and swimming are popular daytime camping activities, growing numbers of campgrounds and RV resorts across California also offer a wide range of activities and entertainment for people of all ages.

(March 14, 2017) — Growing numbers of California campgrounds offer fully furnished cabins, park model RVs, vintage Airstream trailers and other rental accommodations, including safari tents, tipis, yurts and covered wagons.

(Feb. 7, 2017) — For the first time in many years, California is having a cold and wet winter with more snow than the Sierra Nevada has seen in more than a decade. But the heavy snows aren’t stopping tent camping enthusiasts from spending their weekends at the handful of Sierra Nevada campgrounds that stay open in winter.


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