Monday, January 21, 2013

North Huntington Couple Wins $500 of Free Camping

(Shown in photo from front left are: Kathy & Dennis Quigley from Yogi Bear's Jellystone at Kozyrest Kampground, Winners William & Mary K. Weiss, Carletta Wigle from Yogi Bear Mill Run, Randy Giancola from Clem's Trailer Sales, Rick & Debbie Yeager from Rose Point Park, Robyn & Tim Chilson from Meadville KOA Campground, Mark Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins, Ed Tanski from Buttercup Campground, and Elizabeth & Matt May from Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins.)
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 21, 2013) – William and Mary K. Weiss of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania already had plans to camp more this year with the RV they purchased in 2012 at Clems’s Trailer Sales.  They just never dreamed that after receiving $800 of free camping in 2012 with the purchase of that RV that they’d wind up winning another $500 of free camping for 2013 too!   

The Weiss family were 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 Mary K. Weiss. “We didn’t realize all of the wonderful things that the campgrounds in Northwestern PA had to offer.” 

Like the Weiss 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 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 organization.

Denny Quigley, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground, said the successful contest will be available again in 2013.  Quigley added that, “Anyone planning to purchase an RV in 2013 can get more information from any participating RV dealer displaying the Very Special Camper 2013 information, or at any of the participating Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association campgrounds which can be which can be found at

Participating Western Pennsylvania RV dealers for 2013 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 Kampground 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; River’s Edge Camping & Cabins in Connellsville; 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.     


Sunday, January 6, 2013

You Won't Want to Miss the Upcoming RV Shows!

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 9-13, 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.  Children 12 & under are free, and you can get a 2-Day pass for $20.00.  Discount coupons for admission are available on their website at:!

Pittsburgh RV Show January 12 - 20  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!  For More Information Call (724) 446-1046.  Don't forget to follow Meadville KOA & Pittsburgh RV Show on Facebook for your chances to win FREE tickets! 

Erie RV Show Feb 7-10 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:

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 & Pittsburgh RV Show on Facebook for your chances to win FREE tickets!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.