Get ready for another exciting episode of MC Fireside Chats, brought to you by Modern Campground. We’re stepping into the vibrant field of outdoor hospitality, uncovering its diverse aspects. Our group of industry veterans and campground gurus are geared up to share their expertise, enabling you to keep up with the fast-paced evolution of this sector.
Join our recurring guests Scott Knepp, Director of Operations for IVEE Group; Joe Duemig, founder of App My Community, Nate Thompson of KCN Campgrounds and Sean Vidrine, CEO of Four Points RV Resort for another in-depth discussion about the campground industry .
We are delighted to welcome a distinguished panel of experts for this enlightening discussion. Joining us are special guests Justin Hoggatt and Adam Lendi, the dynamic co-founders of Beyonder Camp, Mark and Karla Lemoine, the dedicated owners of the renowned St. Joseph KOA Holiday Campground, and Shannon Conolly, the visionary co-founder of Roamstead.
Justin and Adam will be revealing their innovative strategies for aiding campgrounds in boosting their profitability, offering valuable insights into successful campground management.
Mark and Karla will disclose their unique approach to providing amenities, detailing how they set their campground apart from others in a competitive market through distinctive offerings.
Lastly, Shannon will update us on the latest advancements at Roamstead, highlighting the progression and innovation that continues to keep her campground at the forefront of the industry.
The next episode of MC Fireside Chats will air live on Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm EST on Facebook and YouTube.
July 12 Episode Recap
In the previous episode of MC Fireside Chats, sponsored by Horizon Outdoor Hospitality, the conversation started with Sharon and Tony Turner discussing their experiences operating the Glamping Retro site in Tennessee. They highlighted the necessity of providing a unique and comfortable experience for their guests, with amenities such as a hot tub, fire pit, and grill. They also noted that their accommodation options range from treehouses and airstreams to bell tents.
Adrian and Carol Passos, owners of Caracol Glamping in the UK, conveyed that their accommodation offerings include shepherd’s huts, bell tents, and a renovated horse box. They too emphasized the significance of delivering a unique and comfortable guest experience.
Zach Stoltenberg underscored the necessity of providing distinctive and comfortable guest experiences, particularly as the glamping market becomes increasingly saturated. He suggested that glamping sites could differentiate themselves by offering unique experiences and amenities.
The critical role of marketing in the glamping industry was also touched upon, with social media being highlighted as an essential tool for promoting their sites and attracting guests. The panelists also discussed the importance of narrating the story of their sites and building a strong brand. Regarding the potential for growth in the glamping industry, they considered the possibilities of site expansion, the addition of more accommodations, and hosting events like weddings.
The panelists further addressed the challenges involved in running a glamping site. These included the seasonal nature of the business, which could pose problems for revenue and operations, as well as the difficulties in maintaining their sites and providing a high standard of service to their guests.
The episode concluded with a discussion on the future of the glamping industry. The panelists expressed optimism for the sector’s potential for growth and innovation. They conveyed their excitement about glamping’s potential to continue evolving and providing unique and memorable experiences for guests.
About MC Fireside Chats
MC Fireside Chats is a weekly show devoted to the outdoor hospitality industry, hosted by Brian Searl, founder and CEO of Insider Perks and Modern Campground.
MC Fireside Chats airs live every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, and features guests from the camping and RV industry who share their take on the current state of the camping, glamping, and RVing sectors as well as upcoming innovations in RV parks, campgrounds, outdoor resorts, glamping, and the RV industry.
Audiences can listen to past episodes of MC Fireside Chats here: https://moderncampground.com/mc-fireside-chats/