If you’re thinking of getting into the campground business or are already in the process of buying or building a park, wouldn’t it be great to tap into the expertise of those who have done this before? Now you can, by participating in ARVC’s one-day Prospective Owners Workshop (POW). Here’s what you need to know about this powerful educational program:
When Jen and David Svenson bought ARVC member-park Riverbend RV Park & Cabins in Montrose, Colo. last February, it was a mom and pop, cash-only business without a website. They jumped right in and made significant changes, including demolishing an old fishing house and constructing a new office, laundry room, bath houses, a private suite and dog park. They also created a website, acquired a reservation system, upgraded the electrical service and added fiber optic wi-fi service. And that was all in the first 6 months! Then they came up with a new plan.
If you’ve ever considered attending the National School of RV Park and Campground Management, now is the time to get the advanced education you need. The ARVC Foundation is offering scholarships for this high-quality educational program.
Camping, like other outdoor activities, comes with inherent risks—dangers can arise from encountering uneven terrain, natural bodies of water, features of nature such as tree stumps or roots or other elements of the natural world. Even so, some campers have filed lawsuits against campground owners to try to assign blame for injuries that arise from these inherent risks that are beyond the campground owners’ control.
When you are building or expanding your park, knowing how to use business insurance to your advantage will help you achieve your goals and avoid major headaches. Here are five areas you will want to address:
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.
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 National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) announces registration for its virtual 2020 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) will open tomorrow (July 21). As part of the shift this year to virtual, registration rates will be significantly reduced compared to the in-person event, including an option to attend for free allowing even more individuals in the industry to experience the event.