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Lazydays RV and Kampgrounds of America Inc. have reached agreement on the sale of the Lazydays RV Campground in Tucson, Ariz., to KOA.

Lazydays/KOA Campground

The campground, located at 5151 S. Country Club Road in Tucson, will now be known as the Tucson/Lazydays KOA Campground. It will join 486 other locations in the KOA system throughout North America.

Lazydays RV CEO Tim Sheehan said the agreement with KOA includes a marketing agreement that allows the two iconic outdoor industry brands to work together to promote both the campground and Lazydays RV, which will continue to operate a Lazydays RV dealership and service center at the Tucson site.

The agreement on the Tucson property will be finalized in early November, after Kampgrounds of America Inc. completes the due diligence process at the campground.


Owners, Mike and Shirley Groseclose (seated) and staff of Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA.

Owners, Mike and Shirley Groseclose (seated) and staff of Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA.

Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA owners Mike and Shirley Groseclose have always used every tool at their disposal to better understand their guests. That effort has led to four consecutive KOA Founder’s Awards, along with impressive customer service scores from their campers, according to a news release.

That deep understanding of their guests led the Grosecloses to make the decision to transform their campground in central Ohio into a KOA Holiday park.

“We’ve used all of KOA’s camper feedback tools to learn about and implement the amenities our campers want. We have always been pro-KOA and one of the first ones to implement any of the programs. We’ve tried to adopt whatever KOA moves forward with,” said Mike Groseclose.

The Grosecloses have kept their campground modern, updated, and loads of fun, making their qualification as a new KOA Holiday – which focuses on providing great family camping experiences for all ages – an easy transition. “We’ve put in state-of-the-art restrooms and RV patio sites, as well as a jumping pillow, shuffleboard, and golf,” says Mike.

Although the facilities and amenities are impeccable, Mike credits the campground’s staff members as the biggest reason campers return to the KOA, “We are so proud of our employees. They are some of the best people we could hope for. Our guests love them and it shows in their comments.”

Also announced

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C.,

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C.,

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C., added the new KOA Journey brand to their campground. KOA Journey is one of three new brand categories being added to KOA’s 485-campground system in North America.

KOA Journey campgrounds offer campers a convenient, clean and restful stop during their travels, helping them enjoy the rest of their journey.

“The decision to move forward with KOA’s brand positioning effort comes from our desire to keep our business cutting-edge,” said Bill Olendorf. “Progress and evolution is vital in meeting our guests’ expectations and needs. We expedited the transition because it gives us focus, so we can serve our campers’ specific desires and create memorable stays. We are striving to make our great campground even greater.”



KOA Work Kamper LogoKampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) will be hosting a Work Kamper Boot Camp March 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Branson, Mo., KOA Campground. The event is open to both current members of KOA’s Work Kamper Program, as well as those not yet members who may be considering the Work Kamping lifestyle, according to a news release.

The all-day session is intended to both add expertise in KOA systems and practices for current KOA Work Kampers, and introduce potential Work Kampers to this career. Along with having the ability to network with fellow KOA Work Kampers, those attending Boot Camp will receive the valued “KOA Boot Camp Graduate” icon on their Work At KOA website resume; take advantage of one-on-one training to help use the Work At KOA resume website; and also get help finding a job for next season at the KOA Work Kamper Virtual Job Fair.

The Branson, Mo., KOA, site of the March 20 Work Kamper Boot Camp.

The Work Kamper Boot Camp is free to current members of the KOA Work Kamper Program. Non-members will be charged a $20 per person fee. The Branson KOA Campground is offering free nights of camping to those who attend the full day of Work Kamper training. A free lunch will also be provided.

Current KOA Work Kamper Program members can register by signing on to the website. Non-members can register by emailing Shari Scribner at Space is limited.

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