(Aug. 12, 2013) — The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah received a $69,966 grant to provide professional training to employees of the new Indian Peaks Band RV Park and Campground, says the St. George Daily Spectrum. Construction began on the facility just south of Cedar City earlier this year.
(Aug. 12, 2013) — TXAD Internet Services went live with two more websites this week, averaging at least one new website a week in 2013, the company reported today. They are Sundermeier RV Park in St. Charles, Mo., and Texas 281 RV Park in Bulverde, Texas.
(Aug. 12, 2013) — Made in the Shade RV Park in Granville, Tenn., and Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo., are the two latest campgrounds to join the 547-park network of Enjoy America campgrounds.
(Aug. 9, 2013) — ChargeAll’s wireless cell phone charging kiosk meets the demand of business owners who want a secure phone charging platform with robust advertising capabilities, states Maganis. The kiosk features five secure locking doors that are large enough to charge everything from iPads and Kindles to iPhones and Blackberrys.
(Aug. 8, 2013) — A few weeks ago, a fire at Resthaven RV & Mobile Home Park in Paso Robles destroyed two structures, including a fifth wheel, reports KSBY. When CAL FIRE arrived, there was a water issue. But the park’s owner says water was available and the hydrants were working.
(Aug. 6, 2013) — The Gloversville Leader-Herald reports that 65-year-old Lauren R. McMurray, owner of McMurray’s Boat Livery, a marina and campground in Broadalbin, was killed Monday in a “freak” lawnmower accident at the business.
(Aug. 7, 2013) — Readers of our column may recall that we speculated last week that the weather in the United States was negatively impacting on the bottom line of campgrounds. In marketing our services this past week and in speaking to suppliers to the campground industry, we have discovered that most of them seem to be in agreement.
(Aug. 6, 2013) — Pechanga RV Resort, in Temecula, Calif., and Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort, in EL Centro, Calif., are the two newest parks to join the Enjoy America network that offers discounted camping at RV parks and resorts around America.
(Aug. 2, 2013) — As part of their Camping 101 stay, visitors will receive a prime camping location, tent, tarp, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and four hot dog/marshmallow cookers. All equipment is provided courtesy of The North Face and must be returned at the end of the camping trip.
(Aug. 2, 2013) — “We wanted to do something to help the city of West as they try to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion that took place last spring,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.
(Aug. 1, 2013) — Overall, it appears that the average campground isn’t doing the volume it has in the past. It doesn’t appear that the economy is causing this to happen. There doesn’t appear to be any indication that people are more reluctant to vacation and sales of cabins, yurts, park models seem to be continuing. Could it be that somehow we missed spring, altogether?
(Aug. 1, 2013) — “IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 features first-hand learning and networking opportunities that are unmatched in our industry,” said Noland. “The information gained and relationships established at the Expo can be game changing for a company, and they have the potential to shape the future of the attractions business.”
(Aug. 1, 2013) — “These charities continually work to make a difference in the world and we are pleased to support their efforts with a portion of our revenues,” said AGS President Brian Schaeffer, adding that checks totaling $5,090 were sent to six charities during the month of June.
(Aug. 1, 2013) — “These grants will allow our parks to preserve park resources, reach new audiences, and foster the next generation of national park stewards,” said Jarvis. “We are grateful for the continuing support of the National Park Foundation in providing funding to bring these original program ideas to fruition.”
(July 31, 2013) — “We felt this was a logical move for us,” AGS President Brian Schaeffer said of the site. “We create mobile websites every day for our clients. So we felt it was about time we make our company website mobile as well.”
(July 31, 2013) — The company’s newest websites include www.bishopslanding.net, the website for Bishop’s Landing in Willis, Texas; www.quailspringsrvpark.com, the website for Quail Springs RV Park in Uvalde, Texas; and www.veniceonthelake.com, which is being used to market Venice on the Lake in Lake Conroe, Texas.
(July 30, 2013) — “In fiscal 2012, Interior’s lands hosted an estimated 417 million visits. The net economic value of a visit to Interior lands varies depending on the activity. For fiscal 2012, value added provided by visitors to Interior sites was estimated to be $24.7 billion, economic output was estimated to be $45 billion and about 372,000 jobs were supported.
(July 30, 2013) — The Faribault Daily News reports that Lori Ann Schultz, co-owner of Doc’s Dock in Warsaw, has pleaded guilty to selling beer to an undercover cop while the campground’s liquor license was revoked.
(July 30, 2013) — “Michigan is lucky enough to have four seasons that boast unique colors, weather, and activities. In an RV, you can experience it all, while still keeping the comforts of home,” said spokesperson Miranda Christen. “Affordability, quality time with your family, and the opportunity to encounter all that Michigan has to offer are just some of the great things about RVing.”
(July 29, 2013) — “We were touched and overwhelmed by your generosity, and with your help again this year, we’re hoping to raise the bar in our second summer of fundraising,” said Bennett. “It’s CONY’s 50th anniversary as an association this year, so we’re aiming for $50,000 in our 50th!”