National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC)
Wednesday, January 20 | www.arvc.org
LEADING THE INDUSTRY
ARVC LOOKS FORWARD TO MORE BENEFITS, GROWTH AND EDUCATION IN 2021
ARVC President and CEO Paul Bambei recently sat down for an interview with Woodall's Campground Management to review the last year in the industry and to look ahead at what's in store for 2021. Bambei dives into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how ARVC and our state associations continue to fight for the entire industry. He also sheds light on ARVC's plans to remain the industry leader as we strengthen our membership with additional benefits, education options, member benefits and partnerships.

Read more about these exciting opportunities and plans - and stay tuned to see them come to fruition!
ARVC MEMBER TIP OF THE WEEK
Thousands of campers are using GoCampingAmerica.com each month to find their next adventure. Increase your chances of these guests staying at your park by updating your RV park or campground profile with park photos, descriptions, amenities and booking links. A park listing on GoCampingAmerica is a complimentary member benefit and an easy one to take advantage of. Plus, you can win you can win an upgrade to get your park more visibility if you update your park listing by Feb. 15!

Just click below to get started! If you need assistance logging in, reach out to us at membership@arvc.org or 303-681-0401.
FIVE INSURANCE KEYS TO SUCCESS WHEN BUILDING OR EXPANDING YOUR PARK
Are you planning on building or expanding your park? The experts from Marshall & Sterling Campground Specialty Insurance Program are here to teach you about the five insurance keys to success that you need to address so that your new construction or expansion project can avoid making dangerous and costly mistakes.

Knowing how to use business insurance to your advantage will help you achieve your goals and avoid major headaches.
ARVC WEBINAR SERIES: OWNERS' PERSPECTIVE OPEN FORUM
Join us on Jan. 28 at 11am ET as the ARVC Webinar Series returns with an Owners' Perspective Open Forum discussion featuring industry leaders and campground owners/operators from around the country. Discuss your goals for 2021, expansion plans, advice, best practices, must-have resources and more.

The webinar is free and you can register in advance. If you can't make the webinar live, feel free to submit your questions to membership@arvc.org and view the recording and view the recording through the My Learning Center on arvc.org.
SPONSORED AD
Are you buying or building a campground? Our Prospective Owners Workshop (POW) is the perfect way to get started. POW is the industry's premier workshop designed to help you on the path towards a successful park opening, allowing you to learn from industry experts and experienced campground owners who have been through the process.

Topics covered include:
  • Industry Trends and Insights
  • Building a park vs. purchasing an existing park
  • Construction and renovation standard requirements for RV parks
  • Types of insurance needed
  • How to best use a consultant
  • Knowing your franchise opportunities
  • Where and how to get financing
  • Planning your marketing, accounting, WiFi, supplier needs and more!
  • An introduction to reservation systems
  • And more!

Space is limited and filling up fast for our first session on February 9,
so click below to learn more and register!
2021 NFPA 1194 COMPLETION CERTIFICATION COURSE
AVAILABLE NOW
Updated for 2021, the NFPA 1194 Completion Certificate program provides guidance to park owners in interpreting the NFPA 1194 standards, a nationally-recognized standard developed, maintained and published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Knowledge of NFPA 1194 is vital if you are planning to build, remodel or expand your park. It will save you time, energy and money, serving as a road map for your park's construction.

ARVC members receive a $300 discount and can register for the online course for just $299.
PREPARE FINANCING OPTIONS FOR YOUR RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
The RV industry is being called the safest way to travel and the glamping megatrend continues. To facilitate park expansion, Business Finance Depot is offering ARVC members two financing opportunities to prepare for expansion.

Learn more about USDA and SBA 7(a) loans to refinance all business debt by taking advantage of historically low interest rates or learn about equipment financing to install cabins, internet, amenities and more.
DATES TO KNOW
Jan. 28 • ARVC Webinar Series: Owners' Perspective Open Forum [REGISTER].
Feb. 9 • Prospective Owners Workshop (POW) offered online [REGISTER].
Feb. 9 • 30th Annual 2021 Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Campground Conference & Trade Show [REGISTER].
Feb. 7-9 • CARVC Annual Conference. Myrtle Beach, S.C. [REGISTER].
Mar. 1-2 • LARVC Annual Conference, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, Robert, La.
Mar. 9-11 • National School of RV Park and Campground Management offered online [REGISTER].
May 11 • Prospective Owners Workshop (POW) offered online [REGISTER].
Aug. 10 • Prospective Owners Workshop (POW) offered online [REGISTER].
Nov. 8 • Prospective Owners Workshop (POW) offered in-person.
Nov. 8-11 • 2021 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE). Raleigh, N.C. [MORE INFO]