Management

(May 16, 2013) — Industry veteran Stacy Wallis has joined Equity Lifestyle Properties’ management team at Outdoor World PA Dutch Country RV Resort in Manheim, Pa., the company has announced.

(May 16, 2013) — The Honorable Peter Kent, Canada’s environment minister and minister responsible for Parks Canada, today launched the 2013 Parks Canada vacation season, which opens this coming weekend in most Parks Canada locations.

(May 15, 2013) — New Zealand Department of Conservation rangers had to move on more than 1,200 illegal campers in Fiordland during the summer tourist season, reports TVNZ. However, only four campers were issued fines after continuing to camp illegally.

(May 14, 2013) — Almost all credit card processors offer a variety of ancillary services to merchants.  These services may be tied in to the card processing or may be “stand alone” financial services. Most of these are familiar to campgrounds and, while interesting; some are irrelevant, unnecessary or costly to campground owners.  We’ll illuminate some of them here.

(May 13, 2013) — On Friday, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division released a photograph of a bear carcass wrapped in a tarp, hoping that someone can provide clues about who killed and left the animal outside a Snowmass Village trash enclosure, writes the Aspen Daily News.

(May 13, 2013) — Darwin Brink, an employee at Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, recently suffered a stroke while undergoing surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Last weekend, Buffalo Chip hosted a benefit for Darwin which raised nearly $30,000 towards Brink’s medical and rehabilitation expenses, reports the Rapid City Journal.

(May 10, 2013) — A Lake Nebagamon tavern owner faces possible drug charges after, on routine inspection, sheriff’s department deputies found 70 grams of marijuana inside a freezer at Wasko’s Campground Plus, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

(May 10, 2013) — It may not always be the Wi-Fi provider’s fault that we have little to no connection. I would be willing to bet 98 percent of us do not understand the capabilities of our own laptops, smartphone or tablets. If we did, we probably wouldn’t complain as much.

(May 10, 2013) — In a three-minute interview with John DiPietro, with RV Insights, Jim Rogers, CEO of Kampgrounds of America, encourages stronger partnership between RV dealers and the campgrounds in their area because 70 percent of active campers say they will buy an RV again.

(May 9, 2013) — On Wednesday, the Broken Spoke Campground, located in Sturgis, S.D., and Live Nation announced a new partnership for the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, being held Aug. 5-11, for four concert events.

(May 9, 2013) — American Camping Resort in Gansevoort, which is operated by Saratoga Springs-based Morgan RV Resorts, has been reassigned new management by the state Supreme Court as foreclosure proceedings get under way, writes The Saratogian.

(May 8, 2013) — Recreation on developed sites, ranging from ski areas to campgrounds to marinas and other water-focused sites, and driving for pleasure on and near roads through national forests represent a dominant share of today’s forest recreation use.  In the 21st Century, the Forest Service recreation mission should embrace two important recreation program niches.

(May 8, 2013) — It’s that time of year again when people start to get the camping bug, and the bugs are starting to bite. The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds reminds park owners to make sure their guests are aware of any potential dangers that come along with outdoor activities.

(May 7, 2013) — Park operators are increasingly being contacted by cable companies that are seeking to step up their collection of fees for providing wireless internet service, the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) reported today.

(May 7, 2013) — Oklahoma authorities say a ranger at McGee Creek State Park fatally shot a man who allegedly tried to run over the officer on Saturday night, writes the San Francisco Chronicle.

(May 7, 2013) — In the final analysis, much of the problems that weren’t directly connected to flaws in the programs were that our hoped-for audience, campground owners, were not technically sophisticated, and their patience in traveling the Internet highway was limited while the consideration of their customer’s comforts were unlimited. 

(May 6, 2013) — Champion/Athens Park Homes was named Supplier of the Year by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO, announced today.

(May 3, 2013) — How well do you plan your days? When Lori Severson of Severson & Associates posed that question Tuesday to park operators attending the Spring Meeting of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), very few hands went up, according to Brian Schaeffer, TACO executive director and CEO.

(May 2, 2013) — Through the partnership, Hungry Jack will give away free sample cartons of hashbrowns to KOA campers during the three holiday weekends that define summer: Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.

(May 2, 2013) — RVC Outdoor Destinations announced today that it has acquired Koyote Ranch Resort located in Medina, Texas, within the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The property will be renamed and re-flagged as an RVC Outdoor Destination later this year.

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