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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, vaccines are approved and distributed and the government begins distribution, you will undoubtedly continue to face ongoing challenges and have questions surrounding safety for your campers and employees, the survival of your business and more.

As ARVC’s website designed to serve consumers, GoCampingAmerica.com is one of the largest campground databases available online. Each year, it helps one million campers find their next adventure, including great parks to stay at and the activities and amenities that will be available to them when they get there. As an ARVC member, your listing on GoCampingAmerica.com is complimentary, so here are three things can do to make the most of this valuable resource:

The new GoCampingAmerica.com app is available to help the more than 25 million American campers on the go search for RV parks and campgrounds around the country. Campers can find their next adventure from anywhere once the app is downloaded, designed to be utilized on mobile phones and other handheld mobile devices.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is proud to announce that Rebecca Maguire, association’s senior manager of membership and marketingwas recently named to the RV PRO 2020 U40 list, designed to recognize up-and-coming leaders younger than 40 from across the industry.

If you registered for ARVC’s virtual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE2020) on November 2-5, you had access to a wealth of knowledge through more than 25 educational sessions along with Takeaway Tours of ARVC member-parks, the popular Reservations Systems Panel, the informative general sessions and the inspirational keynote address by bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on how to be resilient in the age of COVID. (If you didn’t register for OHCE2020, you can still benefit from these resources. More about that later.)

Those who registered for the virtual OHCE2020 receive access for free, while those who missed out can purchase access to the recordings starting Mon.Nov. 23Access to the OHCE2020 recordings costs $299 for ARVC members and $999 for non-membersARVC will kick off sales of the recordings with 10% off Campfire Sale that will run from Tue., Nov. 24 through 11:59pm MT on Mon.Nov. 30. Those interested can purchase access to the recordings through the ARVC Store.

ARVC 20 Group IV made a recent donation to the ARVC Foundationto create an annual scholarship that will cover the full cost of attendance for one individual at the National School of RV Park and Campground Management. The donation was announced virtually during ARVC’s annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) earlier this month. 

The 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) was moved to a virtual event, but that didn’t stop the event from remaining one of the premier attractions on the outdoor industry calendar. The virtual OHCE2020 attracted attendees from more campgrounds than last year’s OHCE2019 in Knoxville, Tenn.which set a modern attendance record for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference. 

The 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE), the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference, went out with a bang on Thursday, with the virtual Expo taking center stage. Attendees and vendors were able to replicate the feel of the virtual expo and the ability to interact one-on-one that makes the in-person expo a yearly highlight.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) named this year’s best parks at the 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), held November 2-5 as a virtual conference. The Park of the Year Awards are a signature part of ARVC’s Awards of Excellence, which are presented annually to the standout parks and individuals in the outdoor hospitality industry.

Resiliency was the central theme on the third day at the virtual 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE), the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference. The message was voiced by Keynote Speaker Gretchen Rubin and several winners of ARVC’s Awards of Excellence, who shared advice and stories about overcoming adversity after a challenging 2020 during another busy day at OHCE2020.

The second day of the 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) was highlighted by a tour of campgrounds across the country during the Opening General Session, the always-popular Reservation Management Panel and the first two education sessions of the week. It was a busy day, with the conference attracting more than 5,085 visits from 543 unique visitors to the virtual site so far during the first two days of National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference. 

The 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) opened online yesterday, with more than 750 attendees registered for the first day of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference. The opening day saw large crowds logging in to the virtual platform for virtual Takeaway Tours of three ARVC-member parks and the debut of ARVC’s new Hosted Buyer Program, which matched pre-approved OHCE attendees with exhibitors for meetings, replicating the true one-on-one nature of the expo floor. 

If you attended the ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) in Knoxville, Tenn. last year, you’ll very likely remember a very popular feature called “Paws for a Break” where conference attendees were able to take a break from their sessions to cuddle some adorable pups. They were provided by a local animal shelter, the Young-Williams Animal Center, and a few lucky ones even found their forever homes with ARVC members.

The 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) opens today, with 750 attendees registered for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) annual conference. The first day of OHCE2020 will be highlighted by virtual Takeaway Tours of three ARVC-member parks and the debut of ARVC’s new Hosted Buyer Program, which matches pre-approved OHCE attendees with exhibitors for meetings, replicating the true one-on-one nature of the expo floor.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and Marshall & Sterlingwhich includes a Campground and RV Park Insurance Program that offers business insurance solutions combined with proactive risk management, have officially entered into a Select Partnership. ARVC and Marshall & Sterling will be working together to provide extended benefits to ARVC members and increase Marshall & Sterling’s brand visibility throughout the year within the outdoor hospitality industry.  

The ARVC Foundation Auction has always been one of the highlights of the annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE), as members of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) come together to bid on amazing items to support the ARVC Foundation. This year, the ARVC Foundation is excited to pivot to a fully online auction, taking place from Nov. 2-5 during the virtual OHCE2020.

It is always nice when a RV park’s name fits what it offers. Nature’s Resort RV Park in Homosassa, Fla., is a perfect example of that, as any park that is renowned for its waterfront, complete with daily manatee and dolphin sightings, doesn’t need to overthink it. Customers know it is a place where fun abounds on the Gulf Coast and you can escape the hustle and bustle of central Florida.

It could be safely said that this year’s camping season was unlike any other in recent memory. Having to endure so many challenges presented by this year’s public health crisis required the owners and managers of ARVC member-parks to be prepared to turn on a dime to implement changes to policies and procedures as conditions warranted. If there are lessons to be learned from meeting these challenges, one of them is the power of being flexible.

In order to assist RV park and campground owners and operators in their search for the best reservation system for their park, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is bringing back the wildly popular interactive Reservation Systems Panel during this fall’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE). This panel will give attendees a chance to engage directly with seven of the premier companies to gain a better understanding of the products and services each offer.  

Excitement for the 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) continues to build, with a record number of attendees registering in the past week, according to the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). ARVC’s Hosted Buyer Program is also seeing a surge in interest, with more than 500 one-on-one meetings between attendees and vendors already scheduled.

Ipreparation for the virtual 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is announcing its final slate of speakers and education sessions, adding to an already robust lineup of that will feature more than 30 industry experts and leaders prepared to help campground owners and operators succeed in 2021.