Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What’s New for Campers in Western PA at Meadville KOA for 2014!


We finished 2013 on a high note, thanks to you, our wonderful campers!  We were again awarded the KOA President’s Award, based on your guest ratings.  While we were just a couple of points shy of receiving our Founder’s Award, we saw clearly that Meadville KOA is headed in the right direction, and that our campers acknowledged that.  So we thank you for your continued patronage, patience, and outstanding Guest Reviews!  As always, the awards we receive from you, our camping families, are the ones that mean the most to us!  We’ll continue to strive to meet and exceed your expectations!

We have some great new events and returning favorites in our themed weekend lineup.  This summer, we’ll have a Cinco De Mayo Weekend in May, Civil War Living History Weekend in June, a new Knights and Princess Weekend in July, Jungle Terry is back in August, and a tailgater Weekend in September!  But that’s not all, we’re featuring a kiddies weekend for children under 12 one weekend each month, just like we have the last two years, which will feature our free kiddie train ride.  And because you requested it, we’re playing BINGO on Care Camps Weekend, Holiday weekends, and on BINGO, BINGO, BINGO Weekend September 13, and of course, we use BINGO as a backup on rainy weekends too!  And of course, we have our Pumpkinfest and Halloween Weekends returning in late September!  We hope you’re checking our themed weekends (http://meadvillekoa.com/themed-weekend-events/) and make our events calendar part of your calendar so you don’t miss any of the fun!

We’ve redesigned our website for the 2014 season!  So if you haven’t been on our website in a while, please check out our new look at http://www.meadvillekoa.com/!  We hope you’ll comment and let us know how we did!  We love to hear from you!

We’ve upgraded our Wi-Fi for 2014, by adding all new equipment for improved service and new antennas for better distribution.  It should met all your needs for light surfing, Facebook or other social media, and emailing.  We’ve tried to improve our Wi-Fi, because in our 2013 survey, you told us that service was important to you.  In fact, it was number two in our survey!  We hope you’ll find better service on your next visit.  If you ever have a service issue, please come see us at the office and report it, so we can help you.  As Always, our Wi-Fi is a complimentary service, so you don’t have to pay extra for that.        

Verizon is working on improving their Cell Phone Services in our area!  Verizon has added new towers between Meadville and Titusville.  We also know from our 2013 survey, that this was the #1 item you listed as an utility that you couldn’t be without.  We’re delighted, that Verizon is working on their service here.  We thank you again for your patience!  We will continue to push Verizon for improved services for you here, at Meadville KOA.

Also coming in 2014 – cable TV!  That’s right, we’re cabling the park!  Now you can camp and watch your favorite shows, won’t miss any of the games, and can keep the kids entertained if the weather is less than outdoors compatible!  And yes, this was #3 on your list in our survey last year!

Last, but certainly not least, we’ve come up with some great discounts for you!  We have a created a frequent camper program that is new for 2014!  You get 15% off your second visit, and 20% off your third visit and additional visits!  These discounts are good on any non-holiday and non-special event weekends, and on campsites only.  (We’re sorry, but we could not include cabins in this discount program at this time.)  We hope this will give a reason to visit us more often in 2014! 

So, we’re hoping that with great new activities and our annual favorites, a new website, Verizon installing more towers, improved Wi-Fi services, cable TV, and great discounts, that those are all great reasons to spend a lot of your summer at Meadville KOA Campground! 

We hope to see you soon!  Until then, hang in there, camping season is almost here!            

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.  Kampgrounds of America, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds.
  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s a great Time to Plan Your Summer Camping Trips!

It may seem like summer is forever away, but it’s not!  It’s really just around the corner!  Which brings us to a very important question: Have you made your summer camping plans? 

This is the perfect time of year to make your Memorial Day weekend reservations, summer reservations for that week of fun with your family, or multiple three day trips, if you have not already done so. 

Why?  Because booking early helps you to get your favorite campsite, at your favorite campground and gets your vacation started off on the right foot!  There is nothing worse than planning your favorite camping outing with your family only to find out that your favorite site has already been reserved by someone else, and you are camping somewhere other than your favorite spot.

Looking forward to summer and making plans will help brighten your winter days!  Planning fun evenings around the campfire, a snipe hunt with the kids, or the kids swimming or wading in the creek will help you look forward to those fun summer days you enjoyed as a child, and now share with your children or grandchildren.  

Like most campgrounds, many of our campers book their favorite sites for the next summer, when there are here for their favorite weekends this summer.  So that is something else to consider.  We put your name on a site for next year at no charge, and then call you for your deposit in the new year.  You can always cancel, but you can’t always get a site if they are already booked up!  So, give that some thought, and don’t be afraid to book ahead.

We have some great new events and returning favorites to give you some fun events and activities to look forward to!  This summer, we’ll have our annual Care Camps BIG Weekend – to raise money for Children’s Care Camps for critically ill children to enjoy the healing nature of camp.  We provide a buy one night, get one night free discount, and ask you to donate all or part of that savings to the Care Camps! 

Our 2014 themed weekends feature a Cinco De Mayo Weekend in May, Civil War Living History Weekend in June, a new Knights and Princess Weekend in July, Jungle Terry is back in August, and a tailgater Weekend in September!  But that’s not all, we’re featuring a kiddies weekend for children under 12 one weekend each month, just like we have the last two years, which will feature the kiddie train ride.  And because you requested it, we’re playing BINGO on care Camps Weekend, Holiday weekends, and on BINGO, BINGO, BINGO Weekend on September 13.  And of course, we have our Pumpkinfest and Halloween Weekends returning in late September!  We hope you’re checking our themed weekends (http://meadvillekoa.com/themed-weekend-events/) and make our new events calendar (http://meadvillekoa.com/events-calendar/) part of your calendar so you don’t miss any of the fun!

We have some great discounts offers for you!  We have a created a frequent camper program that is new for 2014 on all tenting and RV campsites!  You get 15% off your second visit, and 20% off your third visit or more!  Now there’s some savings that will help defray the higher fuel costs.

Do you know about our fuel saver program and camper storage plan?  If not, call us and we’ll tell you all about it.  You can store your RV here, and we’ll spot your RV on your campsite for you for a small fee.  When you’re done camping, we return it to storage for you for a small fee, and you save the money, work, and wear and tear of towing.    

If you find that Meadville KOA campground is your favorite place to be, and you want to be here every weekend all summer long, or if you’re tired of the work and expense of towing, we invite you to join our Seasonal Camping family (http://meadvillekoa.com/seasonal-camping/)!  Our rates provide your family turn-key camping all summer long for about the price of one vacation.  We are the only campground in Western PA that mows and trims your site at no additional cost, and we have 50 amp sites, free Wi-Fi, and much more!       

We’re hoping that with new activities and our annual favorites, great discounts, gas saver program, and seasonal camping availability, that we’ve created some great reasons to spend some of your summer with us at Meadville KOA Campground!  We hope you’ll come see why Meadville KOA Campground is NW PA’s Fun Family Camping and Cabins Zone!    

We hope to see you soon!  Until then, hang in there, winter will soon give way to spring and camping season!            

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson, own and operate Meadville KOA Campground.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.  Kampgrounds of America, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds.

  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Erie Couple Wins $500 of Camping in Western PA Camping Very Special Camper Contest!

(Shown in photo above from front left are: Kathy & Denny Quigley from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Winners Ron & Betty Ulrich of Erie, Scott Boyer from Boyer RV Center, Tim Chilson from Meadville KOA Campground, Mark Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins, Jeff & Debbie Cepris from Rocky Springs Campground, Elizabeth & Matt May from Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins, Jeff Carmosino from Sparrow Pond, Rick & Debbie Yeager from Rose Point Park, Jake Timmerman from Bear Run Campground, Dennis Shadron from Goddards Park Vacationland Campground, Ed Tanski and Jacob Hagofsky from Buttercup Campground, and Tracy Czambel & Boo-Boo from Yogi Bear Mill Run).

ERIE, PA (February 7, 2014) – Ron & Betty Ulrich of Erie, Pennsylvania already had plans to camp more this year with the RV they purchased in 2013 at Boyer RV Center.  They just never dreamed that after receiving $800 of free camping in 2013 with the purchase of that RV that they’d wind up winning another $500 of free camping for 2014 too!  In addition, Boyer RV Center presented them with a gift certificate worth $200.00 of RV supplies from their store and B & R Camper Sales gave them a $100 gift certificate from their store, bringing their total winnings to $800.00!
    
The Ulrich family was recently named the winners of the fourth annual Very Special Camper Contest (VSC), sponsored by participating campgrounds and RV Dealers in Western Pennsylvania.
 
“This program gave us the opportunity to visit campgrounds we’d never been to before,” said Betty Ulrich. “I’m planning to retire in March, and we plan to visit even more of them in 2014.”
 
Like the Ulrich family, any camper purchasing a new RV from any of the participating RV dealers receives one night of free camping for a family of four from each of the 24 participating Western Pennsylvania campgrounds.  This program is valued at over $800 of free camping.
 
In addition, any camper who stays at eight or more of the 24 participating campgrounds and RV parks and then submits their completed contest entry form within a year of their RV Purchase, is then entered into a special drawing to receive an additional $500 in gift certificates, which can then be used at any campground in the PACamping.com organization.
 
Denny Quigley, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground, said the successful contest will be available again in 2014.  Quigley added that, “Anyone planning to purchase an RV in 2014 can get more information from any participating RV dealer displaying the Very Special Camper 2014 information, or at any of the participating Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association campgrounds which can be which can be found at www.PACamping.com.
 
Participating Western Pennsylvania RV dealers for 2014 program include Hufnagel & Majors in Harmony; Fame RV Center in Saegertown; Clem’s Trailer Sales in Ellwood City; Starr’s Trailer Sales Brockway; Boyer RV Center in Erie; Brooks Camper Sales Connellsville; and B & R Campers Sales in Butler. 
 
The participating Western Pennsylvania campgrounds include Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest in Harrisville; Kalyumet Camping & Cabins in Cook Forest; Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping in New Castle; Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville; Goddard Park Vacationland Campground in Sandy Lake; Farma Family Campground in Greenville; Shenango Valley RV Park in Transfer; Pineview Campground in Linesville; Nautical Mile Campground & Marina in Templeton; Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mill Run; Buttercup Woodlands Campground in Renfrew; Campers Paradise Campground and Cabins in Sigel; Sparrow Pond Family Campground in Waterford; Bear Run Campground in Portersville; Butler North KOA Campground at Peaceful Valley in West Sunbury; Uniontown KOA at River’s Edge; Harts Content Campground in Beaver Falls; Harecreek Campground in Corry; Friendship Village Campground in Bedford; Oil Creek Campground in Titusville; Camp Wilhelm Campground in Clarks Mills; Rocky Springs Campground in Mercer; Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins in Fairview; and Benner’s Meadow Run Camping and Cabins in Farmington.
 
By Robyn Chilson
 
Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.  You can lean more about us at http://meadvillekoa.com

    

 

 

 


 
 

  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Febuary RV Shows, A Great Valentines Day Surprise, and More!

RV show season isn’t over just yet.  We still have a couple to go!  So, make sure that if you haven’t visited one of the local RV Shows, that you get out to visit one!

Erie RV Show Feb 6-9 At the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA!  Show Hours: Thursday 2 pm to 8 pm, Friday Noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  General Admission: Adults $5.00, Children 10 & Under Free, and FREE PARKING!  More info online at: http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/rv/homepage.aspx
Bulter RV Mall RV Show at the Clearview Mall, in Butler PA! February 15 - 17, 2013 Time: During mall hours!

We invite you to attend any and all of these RV Shows!  Stop by the Meadville KOA Campground booth and tell us hello, and that you received your invitation from our blog! Stop by the KOA booth for your free KOA Directory and those great KOA tote bags! We have fun online in the winter with our campers too! Follow Meadville KOA & PA Camping on Facebook for your chances to win FREE tickets! We hope to see you there!
 
Valentines Day Specials and Discounts!  NEW FOR 2014!  Sweetheart of a Cabin Deal!  Book your Cabin between now and Feb 16 for 5 nights for the price of 3 the whole month of May, 2014!  Book our Lake-Front Deluxe Cabins, Kitchenette Cottage Cabin, Or Camping Cabin between now and February 16th, and get 5 nights for the price of 3!  It’s a great gift for your special someone just in time for Valentines Day, or a great early vacation deal for the whole family!  Anyway you look at it, it’s a sweetheart of a deal!  (This offer is only good on cabin rentals in May 2014 reserved with a deposit for one night between now and Feb 16, 2014.)  Ask for Discount Code CV!  Book early!  At this price, they won’t last long!

RV Show Special!  Seasonal Camping Discount!  Become a Seasonal Camper for the 2014 season by the end of February!  When you pay for seasonal campsite in full by May 1, 2014, you receive a $75.00 rebate!  See our Seasonal Camping page for campsite availability, prices, and more details!  Check out these and other great discounts at http://meadvillekoa.com/discounts/

By Robyn Chilson
Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground. Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.Kampgrounds of America, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

It’s RV Show Season!

RV Shows are a great place to begin your search for local reputable RV dealers.  RV Shows in this area are scheduled for January & February when dealerships are slower. 

RV Shows provide you the opportunity to see newest models and talk to dealerships that you may not have heard of, and reduce your expenses and time by not having to drive to different dealerships.  As a customer you can see and compare prices, brands, layouts, and more with one stop shopping.  However, there is always a huge range of quality & prices.  So when comparing units, make sure you’re comparing the prices of like models of differing brands.  One RV may look like another one, but you need to compare the options, construction, equipment, and features they both have to offer. See who offers the best deal but remember if the dealer isn’t reputable or isn’t equipped to work on the RV, or is located too far away to conveniently return the RV for service, your purchase may not turn out to be the best deal.  Don’t be afraid to talk with other RVers at the show. Many of these people have years of RV experience and knowledge of different products and dealerships.  Most will be honest and tell you when and where they’ve gotten the best deals & service.        

Buying an RV from a local reputable dealer insures you the best possible service, convenience, and shortest distance to travel for maintenance, repairs, & warranty work.  It is always a good idea to visit the dealership’s physical location before you buy, check out their service department, service hours, etc.  In addition, many RV dealers offer show discounts and sometimes manufacturer rebates are available.  So not only do you save money with the one stop shopping, but there are huge savings in the purchase prices!  Show specials also sometimes include discounts or coupons from campgrounds.  So, your new RV sometimes comes with savings to use it, too!

For more information about local RV Dealers who have partnered with campgrounds in Western PA who offer $500.00 in free Camping and a chance to win another $500 of free camping with the purchase of a new RV in a Very Special Camper (VSC) Contest, visit our website at:  http://meadvillekoa.com/discounts/

RV shows aren’t just for RV dealers to showcase new and used RVs.  RV shows offer a wealth of information on the whole RVing industry.  Most campgrounds & RV resorts are slow or closed for the winter.  RV shows allow campgrounds to showcase new activities, special events, new amenities & extended stay (aka seasonal camping) availability to potential campers.  Make sure you stop by their booths and find new places to explore and exciting things to do with your family this summer!   

You can also find information for aftermarket RV products, RV accessories, RVing insurance, Camping or RVing Clubs, Discount Clubs, pick up brochures, camping directories for your state, or the KOA directory for the whole USA and Canada, and more! 

Even if you don’t intend to by an RV, you can learn about cabin camping!  Many people think of camping as ‘roughing it” with a tent, the ground, the rain, and a less than pleasurable “vacation”.  This is no longer the case.  For the price of a motel room, most campgrounds are now supplying cabins.  Prices vary by campground and the amenities offered.  Camping cabins are generally the least expensive.  They are generally one room with beds and a table.  Cottage Cabins may offer kitchenettes, or a few more amenities, and camping lodges are deluxe facilities with full kitchens and bathrooms.  So, there is no need to own an RV!  You can enjoy the luxury of RVing with a camping vacation in a cabin and not miss any of the campground recreation programs and planned activities! 

Why not pack up the family for a fun winter-day activity and attend one of the local RV shows in your area.  Invite a friend to come along, and enjoy a day of looking forward to a summer camping season filled with friends & fun at these RV Shows: 

Ohio RV Super Show, January 8-12, at the I-X Center, Cleveland, OH.  Show Hours: Wed. – Fri. 1 pm to 10 pm, Sat. 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.  Ticket Pricing: Admission is $12.50/person.  Two Day pass $20.00.  Children 12 & under are free.  Parking is $8.00.  Discount coupons for admission are available on their website at:  http://www.ohiorvshow.com/!

Pittsburgh RV Show January 11 - 19  At David Lawrence Convention

Center, Pittsburgh, PA!  Show Hours: Saturdays: 10 am - 9 pm, Sundays: 10 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday: 5 pm - 9 pm.  Ticket Pricing: $10.00 for Adults, $9.00 Senior (55+), $5.00 Children 6-16.  One dollar off Discount Coupons are available online at: http://www.pittrvshow.com/! 

Erie RV Show Feb 6-9 At the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA!  Show Hours: Thursday 2 pm to 8 pm, Friday Noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  General Admission: Adults $5.00, Children 10 & Under Free, and FREE PARKING!  More info online at: http://www.sportandtravelexpo.com/rv/homepage.aspx

 
We invite you to attend any and all of these RV Shows!  Stop by the KOA Kampgrounds booth and tell us hello, and that you received your invitation from Meadville KOA Campground’s blog!  We hope to see you there!    

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.  Kampgrounds of America, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

There’s an App For KOA!

Yes, there’s an app for that!  Check out the KOA Press release below! 

KOA News Service – AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 21, 2013) – Kampgrounds of America has a new mobile device application (app) now available that will change the way campers plan their trips. The app was unveiled during KOA’s annual International Convention in Austin, Texas by Marketing Vice President Toby Hedges.

The new KOA Camping App is now available for download free for all mobile devices at both the Apple App Store and Google Play. The KOA Camping App allows campers to quickly use filters to search through KOA’s 486-campground system in North America, research different locations, make reservations and complete their transactions, all from their smart phones or other mobile devices.

The KOA Camping App also integrates with popular online navigation systems to provide hassle free directions from the camper’s current location to their favorite KOA.

App users will receive instant notifications to keep them up to date on the latest special offers from KOA, and KOA Value Kard Rewards members will be able to store and view their program information using the app.

The KOA Camping App is the perfect travel companion, since campground information and driving directions will also work when the user’s device is off line. Campers can even mark their favorite KOAs for later access, and receive emergency alerts to keep abreast of road closures, approaching storms or other emergencies – all directly from KOA campgrounds where they have reservations.

The KOA Camping App is available for download TODAY at the Apple App Store and Google Play sites. For more information or to view a special video on the KOA Camping App, go to http://koa.com/Get-the-KOA-App/

Campers can now search for KOA Campgrounds, research different locations in the area, make reservations, complete their transactions, and get directions to the KOA of their choice all through their mobile device!  RVing at KOA Kampgrounds across America has never been so easy!  It’s pretty cool!  We hope you’ll check that out and add it to the list of camping and RVing apps that you have to have!

Speaking of things you have to have, we hope that you’re both asking for and giving camping related items this holiday season!  Don’t forget that you can purchase KOA Gift Certificates at https://koa.com/webtransactions/giftcertificate/purchase/default.aspx and  you can get PaCamping gift certificates at: http://pacamping.com/giftcertificates.htm

When you’re sitting around the holiday tables this year, it’s a great time to make plans with your family and friends for your camping vacations and weekend get-aways!  So, don’t forget to make those camping vacation plans this holiday season, and as always, we hope your plans include Meadville KOA Campground!  Don’t forget to book early so you get your desired campsite on the dates you want to camp!

And, until we see you next spring, or this winter at the RV Shows, we want to wish you and your family from us and our family, the very happiest of holidays and a Very, Merry Christmas!

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground, A President's award-winning KOA Kampground since 2011.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.  Kampgrounds of America, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds.
 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Seasonal Camping – Why It’s The Right Choice For Your Family!

As summer gives way to autumn, most campers’ thoughts turn to thoughts of leaf peeping and then the chore of winterizing their RV’s to place them in storage for the long, cold non-camping season ahead. 

Instead, turn your thoughts to next summer, and begin planning your family’s vacation and recreation time!  Here are some reasons why seasonal camping may make good sense for your family and some tips on how to shop for and compare seasonal camping sites!

There is convenience!  Camping is a lot of fun for the whole family, but let’s face it, there’s work involved too.  You have to pack, hook-up, tow, unhook, set up camp, tear down camp, hook-up, tow, unhook, and unpack.  Seasonal camper campers don’t have to do all that.   You get to spend a lot more time camping and enjoying your family and a whole lot less time working! 

Save money!  Recent studies have documented that camping is the least expensive way to vacation with your family.  Take that thinking one step further and you will see why seasonal camping is the least expensive way to vacation with your family all summer long!  A seasonal campsite costs less then one week long vacation at a resort.  So why not enjoy your RV every weekend, all summer long, for less than the price of one vacation?  Now that’s being a thrifty shopper!  Don’t forget that if you have a week (or two) that you can vacation, that spending it at your seasonal campsite makes a great deal of sense!

Shorter Commute!  Towing creates wear and tear on your RV, your tow vehicle, and on you, the driver!  There are also fuel and maintenance costs associated with weekend travel.  So unless your family is determined to try a new place each weekend, why not camp at your favorite campground for the whole summer?  The money you save in wear and tear, and by not towing will more than offset your extra expenditures on gas to get you back and forth each weekend! 

The Price is right!  When you compare unlimited camping rates to overnight camping, the discount you get by being a seasonal camper is huge!  Most campgrounds provide similar services and activities, but ask about extras!  Some campgrounds provide all inclusive seasonal rates (like Meadville KOA) and some do not.  Make sure you know exactly what your expenses will be before you sign that Seasonal Camping Agreement!   When you do the math, you’ll find that the price is right!    

Think Location, Location, Location, versus price.  The more centrally located a campground is to a large metropolitan area, the more likely their rates will be higher.  A little longer commute may provide you even bigger savings in a lower seasonal camping rates! 

What park type fits your family’s needs?  That means that if you’re looking for a family campground, make sure the place you’re becoming a seasonal isn’t a party haven!  Can you count on them to provide fun, family oriented activities for the entire family?  Are there fun things to do that will keep the kids or grandkids busy and having fun?  Does your prospective campground provide them at no additional cost or are there extra fees?  Again, make sure you know those details.

Right now is the perfect time to select a site!  Most campgrounds have a few openings for next season in the fall, so it’s the perfect time to shop for a campsite!  Many have winter payment plans, and some may even include onsite winter storage (Think Meadville KOA again)!  If you normally pay for a storage facility, that’ll save you even more money!   

Save more by getting an early bird discount!  You can save even more money by  paying for your campsite early.  Many campgrounds provide discounts or rebates for those who pay for their campsite early!  Again, ask those questions, because the answer can save you money! 

Meet new people!  Seasonal campers are like a small community.  They become friends, hang out, play cards or yard games, have group campfires, their children become friends, and much more!  Many volunteer to help with activities and events and bring lots of fun to their camping environment in a family-friendly way!  What a great way to meet new people and make new friends!    

Make the right choice!  The closer you camp to where you live the better it is!  That is how you’ll get the most use out of your RV!  But remember, the experience isn’t just something, it’s everything!  It’s much better to drive a little further for that higher rating, those award-winning activities, or those special friends you love to camp with!  Don’t sacrifice quality for closer. 

Seasonal camping maximizes your summer vacation time and use of your RV while minimizing your expenses!  It can provide your family a summer full of fun, family oriented camping experiences for about the same price as one vacation!  Make sure you take a little time to consider that idea, and how it can help your family get the biggest bang for your buck next summer!  Then, we hope you’ll start looking at local campgrounds and thinking about becoming a seasonal camper!  It’s not too late to move onto a site this fall!  Campground owners are looking forward to talking with you and showing you all the fun events and activities we’re already planning for next summer! 

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.