Conversion Process

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 and 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!

Click here for a copy of the KOA franchise application.
Click here for a copy of the KOA conversion application.

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