Category Archives: March 2007

Trash To Treasure

Turn back the clock to 1966–the year your favorite band, the Beach Boys, released the epic “Good Vibrations” and your second-favorite band, the Beatles, released Eleanor Rigby, which included the hit “Yellow Submarine”– and pretend for a moment you live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This bustling city has already experienced the type of growth now common to other cities and towns–the type of growth that overwhelms building departments, zoning departments and, of course, park boards, leaving its citizens with the … Continue reading

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Earned Media

Are you looking for creative ways to increase the visibility of your camp business but know that the possibility of increasing your advertising budget is just not going to make it into the budget? The solution just might be to invest more time in cultivating earned media. Earned media is a concept that encompasses any media exposure for your camp business that is not paid advertising. Any press release, feature story, public service message, even signage can be tool to … Continue reading

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Spring Awakening

Spring hints at her imminent arrival in quiet, subtle ways as early as late January or early February. Most of us, though, feel the first release from cabin fever during the brief interlude from early March to mid-April. The landscape may be dreary and blustery, but it is then that we first notice the smell of moist earth and a difference in the nature of sunlight. As far as natural history is concerned, it is the most eventful time of … Continue reading

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The State of Camping at KOA

“Camping” means different things to different people. To those trekking the Appalacian Trail, it means backpacks and periodic town stops to pick up supplies and mail. To others, it means putting the tent and family in the car and heading for a weekend destination. To children’s camps, it means coupling tradition, education and faith with traditional outdoor experiences. Then there are those who head to the garage or barn, insert the key and drive off in their recreational vehicle-some for … Continue reading

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After the Meltdown … Spring Color!

Known for its bitter-cold winters and a white powdery setting, Grand Forks, North Dakota, after the meltdown, brings forth lush green grass, a full-color palette of floral displays and contoured beds of vegetation throughout the parks and city streets, sure to catch the eyes of passers-by. Adopt-An-Area A program developed in the late 1980s,“Adopt-an-Area” was conceived as part of an effort by Urban Development in partnership with the Grand Forks Park District. The purpose of the program was to effectively … Continue reading

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