Campground owners know that movies are an affordable amenity that guests appreciate. From outdoor “cinema under the stars” to a rainy day matinee in the recreation center, campground movies are a safe bet for all-ages entertainment.
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.
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.
Industry education offered by experts in outdoor hospitality can go a long way toward helping you guide your park toward becoming even more successful for the long term. To help you achieve this goal, view this update on the many educational opportunities ARVC is offering in 2021.
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.
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. 23. Access to the OHCE2020 recordings costs $299 for ARVC members and $999 for non-members. ARVC will kick off sales of the recordings with a 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.
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.)