KOA Resale Program Changes Announced

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) announced it has partnered with Cathy Reinard to spearhead the KOA Resale Program. Reinard, a former KOA franchisee, having owned parks in New York and Florida, brings thorough knowledge of campgrounds, the KOA system and the intricacies of campground sales. As part of the KOA Resale Program, Reinard will assist … Read more

KOA Q3 Business Report: Continued Growth

Q3 Business Results

Continuing progress towards a record year, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reports a 36.6% increase in revenue through September over 2020 in the KOA Q3 Business Report. Compared to the same period in 2019, KOA’s highest-grossing year in its 59-year history, revenue increased just over 29%. This success is bolstered by a 43.4% increase in … Read more

KOA Adds Position for Canadian Market Expansion

Campground with Canada flag

Focusing on ongoing Canadian market expansion within the franchise system, vendor relationships and partnerships, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Matt Stovold to the newly created position of KOA Franchise Development Manager for Canada. Stovold joins KOA after more than10 years of operating and managing the Toronto North/Cookstown KOA Holiday in Ontario. In his … Read more

KOA Releases 2021 Latinx Camping Snapshot

Latinx Camping

 Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with the release of the 2021 Latinx Camping Snapshot, which highlights the continued growth of camping popularity among U.S. Latinx audiences. Latinx campers represent 6.3 million camping households in the U.S., with 15% who are new to camping in 2021, based … Read more

Fall Camping Interest Remains High Amid Increased COVID Concerns

The KOA Monthly Research Report – September Edition projects that 10.6 million households – 25% of active camping households – anticipate camping in September, indicating fall camping interest remains high. Looking at the fall season as whole, 25 million camping households plan to go ‘leaf peeping.’ Following the April release of Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) … Read more

KOA Campground Buyer’s Workshop Set for Oct 23, 24

Learn the ins and outs of purchasing and operating a successful campground by attending the latest Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) Buyer’s Workshop. This informative two-day event for prospective campground owners will be held at the Nashville KOA Resort in Tennessee, Oct. 23 & 24 and will provide an in-depth look at campground ownership. With … Read more

Fall Camping Interest Remains Strong: KOA Research

Fall Camping

Fall camping projections are strong, according to the KOA Monthly Research Report – August Edition.  The latest data indicates that 28.46 million households across North America plan to camp over the Labor Day/Labour Day holiday. This represents a 60% increase in camping households over Memorial Day Weekend and 44% more than Fourth of July. These impressive findings continue to bolster the results of Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) annual North American Camping Report, released in April 2021, and indicate another exceptionally strong camping year.

About one-fourth of all campers over the Labor Day/Labour Day weekend will camp over the long weekend only; almost 1-in-5 plan to add 1-2 additional days around the holiday, and only 12% plan to camp the entire week. For campers who will only be camping over the holiday in next 30 days, almost half – 40% – plan to do so for the long weekend only.

The popularity of the holiday weekend is projected to continue into the fall as 28% of all campers say they plan to take more trips this autumn. While COVID remains a concern, overall cancellations and changes to camping plans will be low – only 1-in-5 note they have made changes to fall camping plans.

“Last year we experienced our best fall on record at KOA,” said Toby O’Rourke, president and CEO of Kampgrounds of America. “As people felt more comfortable traveling and restrictions continued to loosen, we saw people extend their camping into the fall shoulder season. Fall is such a wonderful time of year to camp and 2020 let a lot of guests experience that again or for the first time. The results of this month’s research, as well as our advanced reservations, make it clear that fall camping is only becoming more popular.”

Looking at the year as a whole, August finds that 54.5 million households plan to camp in 2021. KOA estimates that 5.3 million new household – a 1 million household increase from the 4.3 million projected in May – will camp in 2021.

“The month-over-month growth that we continue to see in the camping industry is very exciting,” said O’Rourke. “And we’re not just seeing more campers, but growth in site development, infrastructure and even a dramatic increase in new-builds  that will support the growing interest in camping among all types of campers and generations for years to come.”

Key camping industry indicators tracked by KOA include participation, incidence and future intent, and preferred type of camping.

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds with 525 locations across the U.S. and Canada united under the mission of “connecting people to the outdoors and each other.” The industry leader in outdoor hospitality, KOA’s family of campground brands – KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort – offer sites and amenities designed for every type of camping experience. In addition to unrivaled brand visibility, KOA offers campground owners unparalleled support, marketing, and technology. The company’s proprietary reservation software, K2, deliver’s campgrounds a completive advantage within the market.

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KOA July Monthly Research Report: Continued Growth in Summer Camping

The KOA July Monthly Research Report continues to forecast more North American households are planning to camp this year. According to research conducted in July, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) projects 53.5 million households will take a camping trip in 2021. Following the release of Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) annual North American Camping Report in … Read more

Q2 Business Report: Impressive Results Reported by KOA

In its Q2 Business Report, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reported a 57.3% increase in revenue through June over 2020 in its recently released Q2 Business Report. Compared to the same period in a record 2019, revenue increased just over 28%. The company also saw growth in franchise contracts in the second quarter adding nine … Read more

Canadian Campers Eager to Camp as COVID Restrictions Ease

Canadian campers are ready and eager to get out and reconnect with nature and with each others as COVID-19 restrictions ease, confirms a new report from Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA). Sixty seven percent say they want to get out and camp immediately or very soon. An estimated 3.1 million households plan to go camping … Read more