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KOA Hosts Annual CAMP Spring Meeting at New Headquarters in Billings

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) welcomed attendees at the annual spring meeting of the Campground Association for Management Professionals (CAMP) at its newly constructed headquarters in Billings, Montana. Scheduled from May 7 to 8, the meeting focuses on bringing together leaders from the outdoor hospitality industry.

In a press release, Chris Fairlee, KOA’s chief acquisitions officer, expressed the company’s enthusiasm about hosting the event, noting the significance of the occasion as an opportunity for industry professionals to engage and share insights.

“We are proud to welcome this group of campground professionals to our new corporate headquarters and envision this will be the first of many hosted industry meetings. Our KOA team is excited to share knowledge and collaborate with CAMP to elevate outdoor hospitality,” Fairlee said.

The event agenda includes a tour of the new KOA facilities and briefings by KOA officials such as Chris Fairlee; Lance Bevier, KOA’s franchise development manager; Darin Uselman, KOA’s chief operating officer; and Diane Eichler, KOA’s senior vice president of marketing. Additionally, KOA’s Chief of Staff Brandi Simpson is set to discuss the latest annual North American Camping & Outdoor Hospitality report.

The CAMP meeting attendees comprise a diverse group of industry stakeholders, including Susan L. Brenton of the Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC), Dyana Kelley from the California Outdoor Hospitality Association (CalOHA), Dee Witting of the Carolinas Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CARVC); and Mary Arlington, who represents the Colorado Campground and Lodge Owners Association (CCLOA), the Kansas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Kansas ARVC) and the South Dakota Campground Owners Association (SDCOA).

Other attendees are Lisa Thibodaux of the Louisiana Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (LARVC), Joann DelVescio of the New Jersey Campground Owners and Outdoor Lodging Association (NJCOA), Jason Vaughan of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA), Michael Moore of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), and Lori Severson and Carla Brown of the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO).

Sponsors for the event are AGS Guest Guides, TACO, and WACO, providing support for food, beverages, and meeting facilities.

To learn more about CAMP, visit campgroundexecutives.com.

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smiley1234
smiley1234
May 7, 2024 10:01 pm

The KOA Annual CAMP Spring Meeting is just around the corner! Get ready to delve into the world of outdoor hospitality with engaging discussions, facility tours, and interactive workshops. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn, connect, and have a blast!

IcyChill1233
IcyChill1233
May 9, 2024 8:26 am
Reply to  smiley1234

Learning and connecting at this event sounds like a great opportunity! Are you eager to explore new materials and recommendations in the outdoor hospitality world?

HollyComet
HollyComet
May 8, 2024 1:44 pm
Reply to  smiley1234

Sounds like a great event coming up! Engaging workshops and networking opportunities await. Are you excited to join in the fun?

BlueJade0072
BlueJade0072
May 8, 2024 4:34 am
Reply to  smiley1234

We’re in for a real treat at the meeting! Let’s make the most of it, soak up the knowledge, and connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. It’s like diving into a treasure trove of camping wisdom! Can’t wait to explore it all together.

AlexMeadow
AlexMeadow
May 8, 2024 2:54 am

I wanted to share the scoop about the recent CAMP spring meeting at KOA’s new HQ in Billings! It was awesome with workshops on sustainable practices and great networking opportunities. I’m thrilled about the positive vibes and collaborative spirit in the camping community!

WendyStarfall
WendyStarfall
May 8, 2024 8:59 am

Isn’t it intriguing how the CAMP spring meeting at KOA’s new HQ in Billings sparked ideas for enhancing outdoor hospitality? The sustainability talks and industry trends shared were truly enlightening!

YosefBlink
YosefBlink
May 8, 2024 12:38 pm

The CAMP spring meeting at KOA’s new headquarters in Billings was a blast! Sessions by Chris Fairlee and Lance Bevier were top-notch, and networking with industry pros was invaluable. What was your favorite part?

Michael Smith
Michael Smith
May 8, 2024 5:12 pm

The recent KOA-hosted CAMP meeting in Billings spotlighted eco-friendly campground practices. The networking sessions fostered great connections, boosting community vibes in outdoor hospitality.

XavierBreeze
XavierBreeze
May 8, 2024 6:57 pm

How cool is this? The KOA CAMP Spring Meeting in Billings sounded amazing! Industry pros shared tips, tech, and strategies for camping success. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

PaleGlow1234
PaleGlow1234
May 9, 2024 6:20 am
Reply to  XavierBreeze

The meeting was a blast! The camping hacks were top-notch. By the way, trying Dutch oven cooking at the next campout is a game-changer. Let’s chat more about it!

Quinn Ocean
Quinn Ocean
May 8, 2024 7:19 pm

The recent CAMP meeting by KOA sounded awesome! Attendees got to connect with top industry peeps, tour new digs, and share sweet knowledge. KOA and CAMP teamwork spells exciting things ahead for outdoor hospitality. Can’t wait to see the innovations roll in!

carla_cooks
carla_cooks
May 8, 2024 10:56 pm

Can you believe it? Smokey Bear made a surprise appearance at the meeting, sharing fire safety tips. And the after-party? A wild marshmallow roasting contest that had everyone cracking up! What a blast!

Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young
May 9, 2024 8:32 am

The KOA meeting in Billings was a sustainability standout! We honed in on green practices and guest experiences. What a way to elevate outdoor hospitality!

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