(May 16, 2014) — In this fun RV video, Mark Polk, KOA resident expert and the owner of RV Education 101, offers his Top 10 list of items RV owners forget to take on camping trips. What items are on your list?
(May 6, 2014) — Snowbirds who had booked seasonal reservations for the campground, especially those who had done so for years, were concerned that the newly branded KOA would be soon “overrun” with children, Gooch explained. And, he faced some heat in April when the park hosted a rally of fulltime RVing families that brought in 134 children for five days.
(April 30, 2014) — The Shelby/Mansfield KOAResort Campground in Shelby, Ohio is now open for the 2014 summer camping season.
(April 23, 2014) — “We believe that joining forces with KOA is not only a good move for the Meadowcliff brand, but also for our community of local businesses,” said Mary Fesko.
(April 22, 2014) — Rogers will share KOA’s 2013 results, provide details on many of KOA’s technological advances and discuss emerging camping trends that should generate RV demand for years to come during his presentation at the RV Industry Power Breakfast Thursday, May 8.
(April 8, 2014) — Now in its 11th year, funds raised during the May 9 and 10 weekend help send children with cancer to KOA Care Camps across North America. These 56 specialized, medically equipped facilities offer a true summer camp experience to children undergoing treatment or recovering from cancer.
(April 1, 2014) — KOA has enlisted Southeast Publications to roll out a new program that will give local KOA Campground’s customers local business discount pricing for all Value Kard Members. Southeast Publication’s associates will act as the ambassadors to local businesses.
(March 31, 2014) — Soon, KOA campers will be able to find displays of Dometic products carrying the familiar yellow KOA brand in selected KOA campground locations. KOA will also test a Dometic vending machine at several KOA locations that will serve as an extension of the convenience store.
(March 31, 2014) — This committee is responsible for the revisions to two standards documents, NFPA 1192, and NFPA 1194. Mulvaney’s committee oversees changes to standards for recreational vehicles, as well as for RV parks and campgrounds throughout the United States.
(March 28, 2014) — Three generations have worked at the campground in the past 40 years. The park now has 180 wooded acres, including 100 acres still in a natural state with nature trails and a creek.
(March 27, 2014) — A KOA campground that was supposed to be finished March 2012 is now cancelled. After setbacks the financial backers of the project are not available anymore.
(March 12, 2014) — “These descriptive words are being added to some KOA locations to help define the camping experience and better match camper expectations,” said Gas. “Campers will still see the welcoming KOA yellow sign wherever their travels take them, but there’s even more than they may have imagined going on behind these KOA yellow signs.”
(March 11, 2014) — The traditional state grid listing of campground features and amenities has been replaced by colorful icons that will give campers instant information on a campground’s offerings without the need to leave the campground’s listing. And as always, the KOA directory contains detailed state and provencial maps.
(Feb. 10, 2014) — KOA campground just west of Santa Paula, hosted a Run or Dye event Saturday where more than 7,000 people created a rainbow of colors to benefit the Ventura YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley.
(Jan. 28, 2014) — “All of the new deluxe cabins will have screened porches and some even have fireplaces,” said Newell. “It’s exciting that we are able to add much more variety to our selection of cabins for our campers.”
(Jan. 22, 2014) — In January, the owners of the Leander/Northwest Austin KOA Campground are making all of the campsites full-service by adding satellite television, something they said guests have often requested.
(Jan. 20, 2014) — Kampgrounds of America is a major official sponsor of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Teams, which will be headed to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February. The KOA logo will grace the front of the two-man bobsled at all competitions leading up to the main event.
(Jan. 15, 2014) — KOA recently bought the Lazydays RV Campground for $4.35 million. Lazydays RV will continue to operate its Tucson dealership and service center. The two companies will work together to promote both businesses.
(Dec. 17, 2013) — The Pendleton KOA Campground was recently awarded the 2014 KOA President’s and Founder’s awards by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds.
(December 11, 2013) — The Herkimer Diamond KOA Campground has been awarded the 2014 KOA President’s and Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America.