Va. Campground Association Holding Confab

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September 28, 2011 by   Comments Off on Va. Campground Association Holding Confab

The Virginia Campground Association (VCA) announced the schedule of seminars and workshops for its Fall Convention and Trade Show, Oct. 24–26 at Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbannaa.

According to a press release, the seminar program for this year’s meeting is titled “Park Operations: The Key To Business Success.”

In a keynote speech, Jeff Sims, director of membership and government relations for the National Association of RV Park and Campgrounds (ARVC), will address park industry trends across the United States and provide insights into how parks can effectively and profitably operate during the current economic instability. He will also present a seminar based on his experiences as a veteran park owner, “Tips for Better & Smarter Operations from an Industry Veteran.”

Robert Bouse, director of operations for Travel Resorts of America and a hands-on park executive with more than 25 years experience operating parks, will present two seminars on operational excellence. Blouse is one of the nation’s recognized experts on park operations.

The convention program will also draw on the expertise of the executives who operate the meeting’s host park, Bethpage Camp Resort. Kristina Crall and Brent Crebs will discuss their experiences and share advice in the seminar “Maximizing the Use of Your Facilities & Amenities: Building Off Peak Business.”

A workshop on Wednesday will cover maximizing the benefits of a close cooperative relationship between the Virginia commercial campground industry and Virginia State Parks. Participants will discuss the unique relationship developing between the groups and how to take advantage of the strengths they offer Virginia campers. Participating will be David Gorin, VCA’s executive director, and Tom Cervanak, VSPs’ director of marketing.

A trade show featuring suppliers and vendors will be held on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. For more information contact David Gorin at (703) 448-6863 or at

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