Celebrating Kampgrounds of America, Inc.’s 60th Anniversary, a KOA hot air balloon unveiled this year makes its inaugural flight at one of the world’s largest balloon festivals ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Oct. 4, 2022) – A specially commissioned Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) hot balloon makes its inaugural debut at the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Designed…
Al Johnson receives the Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Darrell Booth Lifetime Achievement Award HILL CITY, S.D. (Sept. 29, 2022) – J. Alan Johnson, executive vice president of Recreational Adventure Co. (RAC) was recently honored with the Darrell Booth Lifetime Achievement Award by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA). Johnson is the seventh recipient of the award…
Brian Elsmore will be responsible for leading and managing the network administration team at Kampgrounds of America, Inc. in this new director role BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Brian Elsmore to serve as the company’s new director of information technology (IT) operations. In his new role, Elsmore…
Amidst falling gas prices, Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report finds that nearly half of North American camping households intend to camp this fall BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 28, 2022) – Findings in the KOA Monthly Research Report – September Edition continue to project a healthy fall camping season, with 47% of camping households sharing that…
Since Care Camps Originated in 1984, Kampgrounds of America Inc. and KOA Franchises have contributed $16.9 million to the non-profit BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 30, 2022) – Since 1984 Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) and its franchisees have contributed $16.9 million to Care Camps, a non-profit that helps send children affected by cancer and their families…
Taking place Oct. 8-9 in Fort Collins, Colo., industry experts will help prospective owners realize their dream of campground ownership KOA NEWS SERVICE (Aug. 30, 2022) – Learn everything you need to know about purchasing and operating a prosperous campground by attending the latest Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) Buyer’s Workshop. This expert-led, two-day event…
Eager for September and fall camping, Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report finds that 55% of campers plan to take the same or more trips this autumn BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 25, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – August Edition indicates that just over 25 million households plan to camp over the Labor/Labour Day…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report projects that camping will remain popular during volatile economic conditions.   BILLINGS, Mont. (July 26, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – July Edition projects that 15.93 million households will camp in July – a number similar to 2021 – though some admit changing plans due to economic…
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Q2 Business Report shares quarterly growth following record-breaking 2021, points to occupancy adjustment within camping leisure travel KOA NEWS SERVICE (July 21, 2022) – After finishing 2021 an astounding 33% above the previous record-grossing year, Kampgrounds of America, Inc.’s (KOA) shares continued growth in its Q2 Business Report. Compared to the…
Mulvaney will be Kampgrounds of America’s assistant vice president of campground design services. BILLINGS, Mont. (July 6, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has promoted Doug Mulvaney into an assistant vice president role within KOA’s campground design services. In his new role, Mulvaney will continue to advance KOA’s industry-leading campground design program. Since joining…
Kampgrounds of America’s Billie Gunn has been promoted to executive director, finance & accounting and Lyndsey Geering joins as the company’s controller. BILLINGS, Mont. (July 1, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) announces staffing changes within finance and accounting as a response to the company’s impressive growth over the last two years. Promoted into…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report projects that 21.5 million households will camp over Fourth of July, an 8.6% increase over 2021.   BILLINGS, Mont. (Jun. 16, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – June Edition indicates that 21.5 million camping households are planning Fourth of July camping trips this year, representing an 8.6%…
Kampgrounds of America is partnering with Chunky to offer camping-themed soup cans at participating campgrounds.   BILLINGS, Mont. (Jun. 14, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) and Campbell’s® Chunky® are bringing special camping-inspired soup cans to campgrounds across the United States. Campers at 100 KOA’s will be among the first to try Campbell’s Camp…
Brownfield will be KOA’s Assistant Vice President of Franchise Development Services. BILLINGS, Mont. (June 3, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has promoted Larry Brownfield into an assistant vice president role within KOA’s franchise development services. Brownfield will be tasked with holistically growing KOA’s industry-leading franchise system within this new role. Over nearly 15…
Brandi Simpson has been promoted as KOA’s new chief of staff to optimize strategic business initiatives and executive communication. BILLINGS, Mont. (June 2, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc.’s (KOA) Brandi Simpson has joined the executive leadership team at KOA in the role of chief of staff (CoS). Simpson will serve as a strategic partner…
Yolawnda Henry joins Kampgrounds of America as vice president of human resources. BILLINGS, Mont. (Jun. 1, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Yolawnda Henry as their new vice president of human resources. In her role, Henry will oversee KOA’s human resources department functionality, specifically identifying and implementing strategic goals around talent recruitment,…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report finds that more than 22.2 million households plan to camp over Memorial Day and Victoria Day holiday weekends. BILLINGS, Mont. (May 23, 2022) – Following the release of Kampgrounds of America, Inc’s (KOA) annual North American Camping Report in April, new research predicts late-spring holiday camping growth in 2022.…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report finds that 4-in-10 campers are ready to travel again, while 3-in-10 say fluctuating gas prices will not change their plans. BILLINGS, Mont. (Apr. 20, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – April Edition indicates that 38% of campers who have not traveled for a year or more plan…
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Q1 Business Report shares growth across registration and acquisitions following record-breaking 2021 KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 20, 2022) – After finishing 2021 an astounding 33% above the previous record-grossing year, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reports a 16.5% increase in registration revenue over 2021 in their Q1 Business Report. Total occupancy…
KOA marks 60 years of innovation and leadership within the camping and outdoor industries in 2022 BILLINGS, Mont. (April. 11, 2022) – The world’s largest system of privately-owned campgrounds, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Advancing the business of outdoor hospitality since the first KOA opened on the banks of Montana’s…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report indicates that two-thirds of campers plan to take at least one camping trip this year. BILLINGS, Mont. (Mar. 29, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – March Edition reports that nearly two-thirds (64%) of campers expect to take a camping trip this year. With 50% of campers indicating…
KOA celebrates 60 years of business with new corporate headquarters on Billings’ West End BILLINGS, Mont. (Mar. 29, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is building a new corporate headquarters in Billings, MT. The announcement of the new headquarters coincides with KOA celebrating 60 years of industry-leading operation in Montana’s Yellowstone Valley. Since the…
Taking place April 30 – May 1 in San Antonio, industry experts will help prospective owners realize their dream of campground ownership  KOA NEWS SERVICE (Mar. 16, 2021) – Learn the ins and outs of purchasing and operating a prosperous campground by attending the latest Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) Buyer’s Workshop. This informative two-day…
Kampgrounds of America’s 2022 Black Community Camping Snapshot Highlights the Growing Camping Interest Among Black Audiences  BILLINGS, Mont. (Feb. 16, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is celebrating Black History Month with the release of the 2022 Black Community Camping Snapshot, which highlights the continued growth of camping popularity among Black U.S. audiences. Black…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report states that 54% of campers already made at least some of their reservations for 2022. BILLINGS, Mont. (Feb. 16, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – February Edition reports that more than half (54%) of campers already booked some or all of the reservations for 2022 camping. Building…
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. launches a new booking feature so guests can book multiple reservations across their network of campgrounds in a single transaction BILLINGS, Mont. (Feb. 14, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has announced the release of a multi-reservation shopping cart on their website. With this new functionality, guests can complete multiple…
Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report projects that 70% of households who camped in 2021 plan to do so again. BILLINGS, Mont. (Jan. 24, 2022) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – January Edition projects that 70% of those who camped in 2021 plan to do so again in 2022. With most campers (22%) booking…
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. records best year in company history reporting a 33% increase in registration revenue over 2019 KOA NEWS SERVICE (Jan. 17, 2022) – Cementing the best year in 60 years of company history, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reports a 33.2% revenue increase over 2020 and a 33% increase in revenue over…
Wootteon will manage marketing and revenue management in her senior director role BILLINGS, Mont. (Jan. 13, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) Kim Wootteon has been promoted to Senior Director of OAK Marketing and Revenue Management. In this new role, Wootteon will lead marketing and revenue management for the Owned and Operated Assets of…
Ann Emerson joins Kampgrounds of America as chief operating officer of KOA franchise, Darin Uselman transitions to chief operating officer of KOA’s owned portfolio. BILLINGS, Mont. (Jan. 4, 2022) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Ann Emerson, former Good Sam vice president, as the chief operating officer of KOA franchise. Previously filling this…