While gas prices (thankfully) seem to be easing up a bit, there’s no telling what will happen in the future, which means fuel costs remain top of mind, especially for RVers who own big rigs. So let’s look at a few ways you can help ease the burden for your guests and encourage them to stay with you this summer and fall:
Sometimes, a beautiful piece of land is just destined to be a campground. In 1931, the Boy Scouts of America established Camp Quinebaug on 65 beautifully wooded acres bordering the scenic Quinebaug River in Preston, Conn. It served as a Boy Scout camp for more than 30 years and then in 1966, attorney James Scheibeler and his wife Wendy purchased the land and opened Hidden Acres Family Campground. James was instrumental in having local legislation changed so that private campgrounds like his as well as others could operate in Preston.
In 1947, after World War II had ended, a young man named Hoke Hostetler drove to Uniontown, Ohio in his ’41 Plymouth with $300 in his pocket. His dream was to open a miniature golf course because he loved the game, so he bought seven acres of farmland and built the course himself with the help of some local high school students.
The pandemic will have lasting effects on our economy. It is a simple fact that people are safer in outdoor venues with “social distancing” which makes vacations in RV parks and campgrounds highly desirable. Consequently, one of the predictions I have read in a variety of publications is that the RV park and campground industry will expand in the future significantly. The article that resonated the most was published by the Wall Street Journal entitled “RV Vacations: The Safest Way to Travel This Summer”.
(Washington, D.C.) June 7, 2022 – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (National ARVC) has been leading the charge advocating to get private RV parks and campgrounds classified as essential businesses, and on Monday that classification finally became official.
Having a pool at your park is a sure way to attract families that want to enjoy some cool summertime fun. But, as you know, operating a public pool also comes with a huge amount of responsibility. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children ages 1-4.
Like many National ARVC members, Jo Anne and Harvey Mickelson never planned to own an RV park. They were already the successful owners of a window and door company. Harvey’s parents owned the land adjacent to their business, which made it easy for delivery trucks to access their loading dock.