This map highlights all KOA Campgrounds in the United States & Canada who are members of the KOA Owners Association
Welcome to the KOA Owners Association
The KOA Owners Association is a non-profit association comprised of owners of KOA Kampgrounds. If you have any suggestions, pictures or articles please send them to us at [email protected]
GOT A TIP? GOT A QUESTION? GOT A FUNNY STORY TO TELL? SUBMIT IT TO [email protected] AND START A TOPIC OF CONVERSATION! GET TIPS, ANSWERS OR LAUGHS FROM YOUR FELLOW KOA OWNERS BY STARTING A TOPIC ABOUT ANYTHING FROM HOW TO HANDLE AN AWKWARD SITUATION TO LITTER CONTROL! WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!
2022 MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE!
If you have not yet renewed your Owners Association Membership, please do so before July 31, 2022! Without renewal, you’ll lose access to this website, our newsletter, the Facebook Members only page and priceless connections with your fellow owners! Take a peek at the 2022 Benefits and Dues Form to see why you should renew. Additional questions? Call our office at 608-525-2323 or email us at [email protected]! Head to our store to RENEW (click here if you’ve been a member) or join (click here if you’re NEW to the OA)! Don’t forget, NEW OWNERS get a free membership for their first year! You can also print/complete/send in the MEMBERSHIP FORM and email it to [email protected] or mail it, along with your payment, to: KOA OA OFFICE, PO Box 228, Ettrick, WI 54627. Canadian Owners, please remit your payment to: Canadian Assistant Treasurer, Susan Marcoux at 1000 Islands/Mallorytown KOA, 1477 CountyRoad 2, PO Box 29, Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0.
Don’t Forget About OA Meetings & Events at Convention!
All Area Directors should plan to attend the Full November Board Meeting on Monday, November 15th from 9 am to 1 pm in MR-10. This meeting is for Board Members, KOA OA Staff, and selected KOA staff only. The KOA OA will host their Area Meetings at the 2021 KOA Convention in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 16th at 4:45 pm in the following meeting rooms: Area 1: MR 1-2Area 2: MR 3-4Area 3: MR 5-6Area 4: MR 13Area 5: MR 12Area 6: MR 11Area 7&8: MR 9 (Please note this is incorrectly listed on KOA’s printed program and should be 9!) The Area Meetings are where you can gather with KOA Owners from your Area and discuss concerns. If the group opts to move forward with the concerns they can be formulated into a Resolution to present to the OA during our Annual Meeting/General Session, held Wednesday, November 17th at 4:15 pm. Not sure how to present a Resolution? No problem! Check out this great resource from our Vice President, Mike Bell! JOIN US FOR FOOD, DRINKS, DANCING AND SUPPORT OF CARE CAMPS at the KOA OA SPECIAL EVENT held Tuesday, November 16th on the Hilton Capital Rooftop! Poolside […]
3 Ways to Drive Positive TripAdvisor Rankings With Text & Why It’s Important
Since the onset of Covid-19, businesses across the hospitality industry have been surviving by leaning into resilience, empathy and adaptation. The collective Kampgrounds of America are a perfect example, staying open throughout the pandemic while delivering first-rate, socially-distanced travel experiences. A quick search across TripAdvisor illustrates the incredible job you did, with a host of 5-star reviews from the peak of 2020’s travel season commending responsiveness, friendliness, and commitment to guest service from start to finish.Indeed, the power that these reviews hold cannot be ignored, with research from late 2020 finding that 71% of Americans say online reviews matter now more than ever, and 76% of travellers stating they’re willing to book a destination with better reviews, even if it costs more than its equivalent hotel with a lower rating. With 270 TripAdvisor reviews submitted per minute, it’s clear that rankings, and their impact, can change in the blink of an eye. Which is why Medallia Zingle has put together three tips to help KOAs capitalize on your dedication to higher service standards, and ensure your review-worthy camping experiences get the recognition they deserve on TripAdvisor and elsewhere online. CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE 3 WAYS TO DRIVE POSITIVE RANKINGS! Special […]
Now Accepting Nominations!
The KOA OA is accepting nominations for both the We Are Family and the KOA Employee of the Year, presented by the Owners Association, awards. To learn more about the criteria and nomination process for both awards, check out the pages below! KOA Employee of the Year (learn about the criteria here!)NOMINATE NOW for the KOA Employee of the Year awardWinner will receive a plaque and $500 VISA gift card! We Are Family (learn about the criteria here!)NOMINATE NOW for the We Are Family awardWinner will receive a plaque and $200 VISA gift card! Timeline for KOA OA Awards: Submissions for both the KOA Employee of the Year and We Are Family awards are due on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 by 5 pm EST.Award recipients are chosen by the KOA OA Selection Committee.Recipients will be notified by Monday, October 18th and awards will be presented at the 2021 KOA Convention, along with the VISA gift card. If the winner is not attending Convention, winnings will be mailed. How to Submit: Send in your nomination information via email to: [email protected], or complete the online forms listed on the award’s specific page (or clicking the links above). You may also type out your […]
July Newsletter is Available!
Your digital copy of the July, August, September, Volume 41, Issue 3, of the Owners News is now available! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JULY NEWSLETTER Hard copies are coming your way this month too, so be sure to watch your mailbox! Want to continue enjoying the informative articles, industry trends, and member insights? Be sure your 2021 Membership is up to date BEFORE July 31st! As of August 1, 2021, our website and databases will be restricted to only those who are current KOA Owner’s Association members. Don’t miss out – renew your membership today!CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP or TO START A NEW MEMBERSHIP
RV Industry Association Shares Happy News for 2021
Not only did the RVIA note an all-time high for shipments of RVs in Q1 of 2021, but it looks the Americans are ready to camp! RVIA projected 56 million people plan to camp this summer and surprisingly, its not ALL about COVID. As stated on their May 18th article, a recent survey of America’s 180 million leisure travelers found that 31% are planning on going RVing this summer, announced the President and CEO of the RV Industry Association, Craig Kirby. “More and more Americans are ready to travel this summer and 56 million of them are planning to go RVing in an RV they rent, own, or borrow,” said Kirby. “Even with other forms of travel returning, the desire to use an RV to get outdoors and experience an active outdoor lifestyle is stronger than ever. RVing has been cemented as a mainstream travel option that is here to stay.”https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/56-million-people-plan-go-rving-summer-and-its-not-about-covid Considering COVID seems to be all we hear about as of late, its uplifting to hear the camping industry may very well continue to reap some of the positive long-term impacts.