RV Industry, Camping News for Week of May 10

ben quiggle May 14, 2021
North American Camping Report cover

As northern-tier RV parks and campgrounds begin to open for the summer, most are reporting a continued surge in interest in camping and RVing.

Not a huge surprise to individuals who work within the outdoor hospitality industry as this trend has been ongoing for more than a year now.

This week’s top news stories continue to highlight the growth of the RV park and camping sectors, and the RV industry, including expansion news from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, an increased focus on hiring issues and partnerships that are helping to raise awareness.  

Time to dive in!


With Slim Labor Market, Park Owners Thinking Outside Box to Attract Employees

Jellystone Parks to Open First Utah Park, Fourth New Park this Year

Kampgrounds of America Offers Financial Incentives to Encourage Franchisee Expansions

Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds to Get New Executive Director

Kampgrounds of America Teams Up with Dreamworks Animation to Highlight New Movie

Camping World Launches RV, Camping Furniture Line

ARVC is Encouraging Members to Voice Opposition to New Tax Measures

The Ohio Senate is Set to Take Another Look at an Inherent Risk Bill

Go RVing Takes a Look at the ‘Casual Camper’ with Demographics Study


SSI: Retail Sales Up 52.5% in March, Sets Record at54,829

Baird Sentiment Index Shows Dealers Remain Optimistic

RVDA of Canada Names Anita Lien as Director of Marketing

Campers Inn RV Acquires Second US Adventure RV Location

RVRA Survey: Half of RV Rental Dealers Plan to Expand

RV Owners See Income Booming from Hot Rental Market

Motorists to See Relief with Restart of Colonial Pipeline

ORR Set to Host Virtual ‘Partners Outdoors’ Event June1-2

Canadian Officials Tout Economic Impact of RV’s, Camping