Conversion Process

  1. Location Approval
    Request location approval via phone or writing.

  2. Complete Franchise Application
    Submit to KOA for review.

  3. Property Visit
    If your application is accepted, KOA will arrange to visit your property and develop a facility and branding plan.

  4. Execute Franchise Contract / Submit Initial Franchise Fee
    Congratulations, you’re the newest member of the KOA franchise family.

  5. KOA Training
    You’ll attend one of our five annual 5-day KOA-Universities.

  6. Complete the New Owner Checklist
    Complete property updates, branding and signage in preparation to open as a KOA.

  7. Open and Operate as a KOA!

KOA Owners Since 2011 “We operated our campground independently for 11 years prior to joining KOA. KOA brings us a national level of advertising we could never achieve as independents, and they bring a world of support: online reservations, accounting, QuickBooks, website, cell phone app, quality inspections and quality awards, customer surveys, NPS scores, customer service systems, and more. We appreciate that KOA is a benefit to our business and supports us meeting our camper’s needs without being a dictatorship about how we achieve those goals. We also appreciate their VKR kamper loyalty program and the value that brings our kamping customers.”

Tim & Robyn Chilson
Owners of the Meadville PA KOA