School of RV Park and Campground Management

Feb 17, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

West Virginia


The ONLY School for RV Park and Campground Management

The school is a 50-hour, intensive two year program to equip prospective and current owners and managers with the tools needed to develop a thriving campground business. The program is offered in
an environment that promotes networking and personal interaction with instructors and participants.  The program is conducted for one week each year and is offered through the sponsorship of the
National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Foundation and the National Training Center for Public Facility Managers at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Year One Topics

  • Business Planning Principles I
  • Human Resources I
  • Re-engineering the Product
  • Guest Service
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Recreation Operations
  • Risk Management and Safety
  • Public Agency Financial Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Operating Standards and Service Levels
  • Leadership

 Year Two Topics

  • Emergency Planning
  • Human Resources II
  • Ancillary Income/Profit Centers
  • Business Planning Principles II
  • Boosting Your Search Engine Ranking
  • Park Construction and Project Management
  • Federal, State and Local Regulations
  • Managing Maintenance Functions
  • Insurance and Your Business
  • Conflict Resolution & Negotiating Skills
  • Retail Strategies

Graduate Program

This exclusive program is an intense, personalized, and interactive analysis of your campground’s operation. This fast paced
program features five instructors, each with extensive experience in growing the profitability of campground operations. The program utilizes a case-study approach, supported by open discussion and facilitated lecture.

Key concepts presented in the program are
• Financial terms and formulas to evaluate your current business standing
• Appropriately aggressive rate-setting for seasonal and overnight sites
• Tools for decision making regarding capital investments and capital project choices
• Business planning for evaluation and prediction of growth outcomes
This program is only open to those that have completed the two years of the School of RV
Park and Campground Management OR those that have 10 years or more of campground
management experience. 

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