(Jan. 6, 2017) — Kampgrounds of America was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchise Report.
(Dec. 14, 2016) — Kampgrounds of America (KOA) has completed the purchase of the Timberlane Campground in Clarksboro, N.J. The independently owned campground was purchased Dec. 13, from Sweetie and Scott Goess of Clarksboro.
(Dec. 13, 2016) — Brian Lee Harrison, son to Hope Perkins, the owner of the Middlebury KOA, died unexpectedly at the age of 32 after suffering a massive asthma attack that led to cardiac arrest.
(Nov. 18, 2016) — The Wilmington KOA Holiday this week earned two prestigious awards among KOAs nationwide. Wednesday, the Wilmington KOA received the KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards from the Kampgrounds of America.
(Nov. 15, 2016) — Hittmeier predicted that 2017 will be just as good, if not better than 2016 as gas prices are expected to remain low through 2020, and the propensity for travel to see North America is stronger than it has ever been.
(Nov. 15, 2016) — More than 700 KOA owners, managers and staff members descended on Chattanooga, Tenn., for the 2016 edition of the KOA International Convention.
(Nov. 9, 2016) — Each year Kampgrounds of America gathers guest surveys from more than a quarter million of our campers following their campground stays.
(Nov. 8, 2016) — KOA expects more than 630 total attendees, including 66 franchisees making their first trip to a KOA convention. Campground owners will be able to take part in 32 specialized workshops.
(Oct. 7, 2016) — Kampgrounds of America announced the Oakhill Campground in Missouri has become the Lebanon/Bennett Spring KOA. The campground was purchased earlier this year by Roberto Munoz, who also owns the Barstow/Calico KOA in California.
(Oct. 7, 2016) — Kampgrounds of America (KOA) announced the Town & Country Campark has become the Sussex, New Brunswick KOA.
(Oct. 6, 2016) — Kampgrounds of America has purchased the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday from franchisee Annie Kelch, whose family has owned and operated the campground as a KOA for the past 50 years – the longest tenure of any KOA franchisee.
(Sept. 29, 2016) — For the past two years, Susanne O’Donnell made a habit of entering the “What’s Behind Yellow Sign” RV giveaway sponsored by Keystone RV Company and Kampgrounds of America.
(Sept. 29, 2016) — “Owning our own business was both a dream and a passion for the two of us.” That’s how Jason and Amanda Baker explain their decision to leave their successful corporate careers and enter the world of campground ownership at the Mount Pleasant, Texas KOA.
(Sept. 12, 2016) — “By using this service, campers can enjoy their RV adventures without worrying about the bills, letter and packages that might be piling up at home,” said Armer.
(Aug. 30, 2016) — Occupancy for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend is up 11.5 percent at the 490 KOA campgrounds in North America, compared to the same time period in 2015.
(Aug. 29, 2016) — Owning a campground and serving a whole group of new people every day is vastly different from working office jobs. However, for Sue and Wayne Bates, the transition was everything they hoped it would be – and more.
(Aug. 29, 2016) — A three-month vacation opened Javier Cano’s eyes when it came to the many sights between Chihuahua, Mexico and Alaska. It also opened the doors to a new business opportunity.
(Aug. 26, 2016) — In 1976, the U.S. was celebrating its Bicentennial, but for 10-year-old Bill Chapman, Jr., it was the year his family—including his grandparents—packed up and moved from California to beautiful Spokane, Washington.
(Aug. 23, 2016) — Kampgrounds of America announced that the Colonial Campground has become the Coshocton, Ohio KOA. The campground is owned by Ryan and Camille McPeek.
(Aug 23, 2016) — Sharon Walker was ready to retire, but wasn’t necessarily ready to slow down. She’d enjoyed a successful career in public relations, marketing and graphic design, and was ready to try something new. That turned out to be purchasing a campground in Townsend, Mont.