Saturday, October 31, 2015

Thank you!

It’s been a great summer!  The spring weather was too wet, but the summer and autumn redeemed itself with some great weather for camping!  We can’t ask for much more than that, can we? 

We met campers new to Meadville KOA and some new to camping!  We also saw many of our regular campers who’ve camped with us for years!  Some have even camped with us for generations.    
We just wanted to take this time to tell you how much we appreciate having your family camp with us!  We try to run a family campground with fun activities, and clean facilities for your family’s enjoyment.  We take that responsibility seriously, and hope that it shows in the facilities, our cleanliness standards, and the type of entertainment we provide your families. 

We’ve enjoyed watching children grow up over the years, and seen many of them turn into fine young adults.  What a great investment you’re making by camping with your kids.  And we are eager to meet, and get to know new families who are just beginning their journey into the camping and RV lifestyle.  We too hope that they’ll spend many years camping with us! 

As we’re beginning our task of planning our events and activities for the 2016 season, we want you to know that it is our plan to continue to make improvements to our events, facilities, and amenities at Meadville KOA Campground. 

We hope that you will bear with us while strive to make those changes, and that you will continue to provide us your input and assistance in making the changes that you, the camping consumer want.  We hope you’ll continue to do that through our KOA Guest Surveys.

Your ratings in 2015, helped us to achieve us both the KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards again this year!  We thank you, our campers, for taking the time to tell us what we need to hear!  We sincerely thank you!    

We’re already looking forward to seeing you next spring or this winter at the RV Shows!  Stop by the booth to see us and say hello!  We have some great fun in store for next season.

Until we see you again, we thank you and wish you a great winter season!

See you soon!

Tim & Robyn Chilson, Owners

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

Monday, October 5, 2015

Autumn Camping

The events and activities are winding down at Meadville KOA (Kampgrounds of America) by the time the month of October arrives but there are still some great camping weekends remaining this camping season and some of them include big savings so don't winterize that RV just yet!

Many RVers use October as a perfect time to travel and enjoy the fall foliage. "With gas prices lowered, fall festivals, and fall foliage at its’ prime, it's a perfect time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful autumn weather remaining, and do some camping," Meadville KOA Campground Owner Tim Chilson added. "We have some great price discounts and special offers, which makes it even more affordable for people to get out and enjoy fall festivals like the Franklin Applefest on Oct. 2-4, and the Pioneer Steam Show in Saegertown and Conneaut Lake Area Pumpkinfest on Oct. 9-11.”

This coming Weekend is Applefest and campers can use their returning camper discounts to save 15% on their second stay or 20% on their 3rd or more stays with us this summer.  They can stay here and enjoy our activities or they can visit the Applefest in Franklin. But that’s not all!  They can leave their RV here all week at no charge as long as they are camping here the next weekend. 
October 9-11 is Customer Appreciation Weekend.  Campers can use the discounts mentioned above, or they can take advantage of the BOGO offer.  Any camper who brings a new camping family (who has never camped here before that weekend), both families receive Saturday night camping for free when they purchase their campsite Friday night! 

“Where else do you get that,” Chilson asked.  He went on to add, “That is a great way to introduce your friends to Meadville KOA and it doubles your fun for that weekend, and it does it at half the price!”

October 16-18 is the final weekend for the 2015 season at Meadville.  All campsites are discounted $10 per night!

“You almost can’t afford to not camp these last few weekends!“  Chilson went on to add, “Our prices with the discount are below State Park’s rates and you get free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and catch and release fishing, not to mention our events and activities for the next two weekends and you’re a close drive to the local festivals and activities!"

If you’re into haunted attractions, they run now through the end of October.  There are also autumn driving tours in the area that maximize your fall foliage viewing as well.  They are provided on the Crawford County Visitor’s Bureau website.  There are Fall Foliage Train Rides at the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, and not only can you enjoy those wonderful autumn festivals, haunted attractions, and the fall foliage, but the cool evenings provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy an autumn evening campfire and some warmed apple cider and s'mores! 

“October is also a great month to visit campgrounds if you’re looking for a seasonal camping site,” according to Chilson.  “Campers can look at the availability and pick a site for the following season.  And because our sites include free onsite winter storage with their deposit, they can leave the RV in onsite storage here for the winter, come open up in the spring, and start camping!  They save money by not having to pay for storage, and the convenience is great, and it allows our seasonal campers to maximize the use of their RV for the whole 2015 summer season!”

Meadville KOA Campground is located on Route 27 and hosts 160 camp sites, 4 cabins (which includes two, lake-front deluxe lodges).  Our Seasonal Campers get the benefit of us mowing and trimming their campsites, seven fishing ponds for catch and release fishing (no license required), a swimming pool, a creek for wading, a hiking trail, volleyball, basketball, soccer & ball field, horseshoe pits, themed weekend events with planned activities, a reduced rate on the rental amenities, and much more!

By Robyn Chilson
Tim & Robyn Chilson are both CPOs, and they have owned and operated Meadville KOA for 15 years. Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.