2018 We are Family Awards Winners Kaaren Fox and Kate Kemker of Cooperstown KOA

Congratulations to Kaaren Fox and Kate Kemker of Cooperstown KOA winners of the 2018 We Are Family Award.  Kaaren and Kate were nominated by Tim & Robyn Chilson of Meadsville KOA.

Tim & Robyn’s nomination letter:

We would like to submit the owners of Cooperstown NY KOA, Kaaren Fox and Kate Kemker, for the “We are Family Award for 2018”.  Tim and I at Meadville KOA were in desperate need of a WorkKamper Couple.  Karen and Kate realized that their WorkKampers needed more hours than they could supply them, and we desperately needed help.  Basically, they sent their WorkKamper Couple to us in a very wonderful gesture of partnership and good will. 

Jeff and Wendy Hollman have been a blessing beyond words to us this summer.  We owe this blessing in large part, to Cooperstown KOA.  Had Kaaren and Kate not been willing to help us, we may have not had any WorkKampers for this entire camping season.  We thank them for their generosity and good will. It was truly an act of “we are family”!

This kind of good will is exactly what this award is all about.  Their generosity and thoughtfulness helped us greatly as Tim was recovering from a hospital stay and was still recovering.  I had been running the campground alone while Tim was in the hospital.  That might work for a couple of days in early May, but it surely would not have worked throughout the remainder of the season.  I can’t begin to tell you how much it meant to us, and how very grateful we are to them!         


Tim & Robyn Chilson, Owners

Chilson Holdings Company LLC D/B/A Meadville KOA Campground

25164 State Hwy 27, Meadville PA 16335