20 Groups
ARVC 20 Groups

ARVC 20 Groups are composed of non-competing member campgrounds voluntarily and mutually associated to provide a confidential exchange of experiences, problems, and ideas at regular meetings.

For increased profits tomorrow, join a 20 Group today!
To apply to join a 20 Group submit this form or contact the ARVC membership department at 303-681-0401 x 102 or membership@arvc.org.


FAQs

Each campground wishing to participate in a 20 Group completes the placement data form and submits it together with a one-time, non-refundable, application fee. The criteria by which a campground owner is placed in a specific group vary by each group but in general are based mainly on gross revenues, park location, and type of campground (destination, membership, overnight, etc.). Campgrounds must be non-competitive and, whenever possible, from distinct geographic areas.

Experience in other industries shows that trends, consumer habits, business cycles and other influences generally appear in one area of the country prior to being evident elsewhere, making geographic variance a positive factor.


Within basic guidelines contained in the ARVC 20 Group bylaws approved by the ARVC Board of Directors, each group is autonomous. Members must, however, agree to the bylaws as the overall governing instrument.

Groups will function best when two members of the group are elected to serve as co-chairs to help facilitate the group's activities. ARVC staff assists in the operation of the group and outside consultants may be utilized when necessary.


Meetings are held twice a year, usually for three days. Meetings are usually scheduled by the group at or near a participating member. Each group will determine its own additional meeting schedule if it so desires. In addition, a combined 20 Group meeting may be held during the annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE).


The group Chairman, and Vice Chairman with the assistance of ARVC staff when requested, are responsible for assembling the meeting agenda. Group members' input on suggested topics is utilized as a guideline. Examples of agenda items may be: industry related subjects presented by outside speakers; concentrated discussion on a specific subject such as pay plans, personnel matters, paper flow, advertising and marketing, and so on as requested by group members; mini-seminars; and visits to the host owner's campground and even non-member campgrounds in the area.


There is a one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $50.

All meeting costs are shared by group members. Such costs include charges, if any, for meeting rooms, refreshments for breaks, and ARVC staff attendance at meetings. Each member is responsible for his own participation expenses which will vary depending on the group's choice of meeting locations and other circumstances.


How can I justify the cost of a 20 Group? We recognize there is a limit to outside functions and activities in which any given campground owner can participate. 20 Group members who give a top priority to their group activity will find that the costs are really a very economical way of obtaining valuable outside consultants who really understand the campground business. The additional profits and successes in your campground should far outweigh the fees and costs.

All meeting costs are shared by group members. Such costs include charges, if any, for meeting rooms, refreshments for breaks, and ARVC staff attendance at meetings. Each member is responsible for his own participation expenses which will vary depending on the group's choice of meeting locations and other circumstances.


One of the values of 20 Group is to identify strengths and help correct weaknesses of each other. By complementing their strengths and supplementing their weaknesses, many businessmen have realized thousands of dollars in additional income.