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April 4, 2024
Beyond the Great Outdoors: Mentorship and Growth at Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins
In high school, Susan James’s peers voted her “Most Likely to Work Outdoors”—a title that prophesied her future with remarkable accuracy. Today, she embodies that prediction as the heart and soul behind Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins in Summersville, West Virginia.But it’s not just the great outdoors that captures Susan’s heart; she has also made it her mission to mentor the next generation. At Mountain Lake, Susan has found a way to blend her two passions together so well that if her classmates could see her now they’d insist on granting her one more title: Most Likely to Make a Difference.
March 14, 2024
Navigating Tax Season with CampLife: Setting You Up for Success
It’s that time again—time to dust off that shoebox full of receipts and tackle that overflowing filing cabinet drawer. You know; the one that won’t close all the way. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. In today’s digital age, many of our essential documents are stored electronically, making tax season a breeze, right? Not so fast!
From Dream to Reality: Building Community at Friendship Village
Betsie Neft left corporate America so she and her husband, Brad, could chase a dream of becoming park owners. She’ll straight up tell you she didn’t have all the answers about running a campground. But she had a vision: to make a place where the community could always drop by and feel right at home. And that’s exactly what she did.
February 5, 2024
How to Maximize Campground Revenue: Insights from Jeff Hoffman, Campground Consultant
In the complex world of revenue management, expert guidance is invaluable. Jeff Hoffman, a distinguished figure in the camping industry with nearly five decades of experience and a history of owning 13 campgrounds, recently shared his wealth of knowledge with the CampLife team. His insights aim to assist campground owners in refining their rate management strategies.
February 1, 2024
Cabins in Campgrounds: A Gateway to Growth and Guest Satisfaction
In the ever-changing landscape of campground management, there’s a growing shift toward integrating cabins into traditional camping sites. This isn’t just about upgrading facilities; it’s about crafting experiences. Jim Franck from Lancaster Log Cabins and Bill and Marsha Cable from Austin Lake RV Park and Cabins recently sat down with us to share their experience, painting a picture that blends financial savvy with campground community building.
January 12, 2024
The CampLife Development Team: When Code Meets Camping
Software development doesn’t typically conjure up images of families and friends gathering round the campfire. But that’s the end result when three members of the Dev Team—Chad, Jonathan, and Micah—integrate their coding expertise with their roles at CampLife. Let’s dive into how their individual skills harmonize to enhance the campground management experience and keep guests looking forward to booking their next trip.
January 4, 2024
University Station: More Than an RV Park
Auburn, Alabama, is a small town with a big love for football. Come fall, the town’s population swells as football enthusiasts flock to support Auburn University.But with a limited number of accommodations, where do all these fans stay? Enter University Station RV Resort, Auburn’s very own mini-town, offering a solution as grand as the town’s football spirit.
December 7, 2023
Big Ben’s RV Park: An Old Campground With A New Vision
In the heart of Colorado's prairie lies Big Ben’s RV Park, a hidden gem that Ben, the park owner, brought back to life after years of dormancy. But Big Ben’s story is not just about a campground’s revival. It’s about one man’s determination to create a welcoming space for people just passing through—and those looking for a place to call home.
Trackrock Campground: Where Beauty Meets Hospitality
Nestled in the north Georgia mountains, Trackrock Campground and Cabins is a family-run haven for adventurers with a rich history spanning over five decades. Read their story here.
October 24, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Lisa Keck
CampLife team members describe Lisa Keck as a mother hen. She watches over every detail of each park’s unique build, ensuring they’re ready to soar in the CampLife system. But she doesn’t take it personally when one of her parks is ready to leave the nest. Instead, she celebrates with them—because they’re well-prepared for the journey. Read Lisa's story here.
October 13, 2023
Ask Your Software Provider About These Accounting Tools
When it comes to managing your park’s finances, having the right tools at your fingertips can make all the difference. That’s why it’s essential to ask your software provider about the accounting tools they offer. Click here to read more.
September 28, 2023
Ask Your Software’s Onboarding Team These 5 Questions
When it comes to adopting new software for your campground, the onboarding team plays a pivotal role. To help you make the most of this valuable resource, this blog post discusses 5 questions you should ask your software’s onboarding team in order to ensure a smooth transition.
September 19, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Kristine Sanchez
As CampLife’s Customer Success Coach, Kristine Sanchez serves as a lifeline to parks who need a hand operating the software. She takes her job seriously because early on, she needed a lifeline—or two—as well. Read Kristine's story here!
September 14, 2023
How to Choose the Right Campground Reservation Software: Your Guide to Success
As the busy season winds down and you take a well-deserved breath, it’s the perfect time to turn your focus toward assessing your campground’s reservation software. But don’t let the thought of evaluating it overwhelm you. You’re not alone in this critical process. We’ve crafted a free guide to help you make the right decision for your park—even if it isn't CampLife.
August 8, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Johannes Chitura
Software development hasn’t always been in Johannes Chitura’s wheelhouse—but it is now. In fact, he helps keep the wheels propelling CampLife’s robust rules engine turning and burning. And he can’t imagine doing anything else. Check out this blog post to read Johannes' story.
July 26, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Nicole Tedder
When CampLife's parks reach out for help, Customer Success and Accounting Coach Nicole Tedder fearlessly answers the call. And her advice always adds up!
July 24, 2023
Our Commitment to You
In our efforts to keep our fingers on the pulse of industry trends, we’ve had some open and honest conversations with park owners, like you. We know you have concerns about some things that are happening in the industry, so we took a moment to address them in this blog post.
July 25, 2023
5 Effective and Budget-Friendly Ways to Market Your Campground
Looking to increase visibility and attract new campers without breaking the bank? CampLife has got you covered! We are excited to share our latest blog article where we delve into five free or nearly free strategies that will help you promote your slice of paradise and take your marketing efforts to new heights.
July 11, 2023
A Brief History of OTAs, Their Impact on Hotels, and the Campground Industry’s Decision
Gone are the days of picking up the phone to book travel accommodations. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) have revolutionized the way we reserve flights, hotels, and rental cars. But has this convenience come at a cost? In this blog post, we break down a brief history of OTAs and their impact on the hotel industry—because it’s no secret the push to add campsites to the OTA inventory has begun.
July 6, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Lacy Oesch
Lacy Oesch likes to talk. However, since joining CampLife as an Onboarding Coordinator, she recognizes the difference between talking and communicating—and she’s gotten pretty good at both.
June 15, 2023
CampLifer Spotlight | Todd Graham
Todd may hide behind leaves, but he doesn't hide from big responsibilities at CampLife.
March 29, 2019
Who Builds Your Software?
Each software company is shaped by its experiences. Those experiences become part of how they design software and serve customers. Make sure you are looking for a company that has worked with enough parks to work well for you. Here are questions to ask yourself.
September 19, 2017
4 Ways to Personalize Your Campground
We all want to feel special. That feeling of “special-ness” is especially important in the hospitality industry. If you can make your campers feel valued, you will more than likely get a camper for life. So here are a few ways to personalize your campground and make your campers feel special.
January 12, 2016
3 Reasons You Need a Gate at Your Park
Have you thought about getting a gate system at your park? This is the year! Here are the reasons you need a gate at your park.
June 27, 2017
3 Reasons to Take Payment Upfront
Asking for money upfront can be tough. In the campground/RV park business, it has almost been taboo to ask for full payment upfront—although the hotel and airline industry have been doing it for years. Here are 3 reasons why you should at least consider taking payment upfront at your campground.
January 21, 2016
4 Reasons Every Campground Should Get a Kiosk
The technology available to the general public these days is pretty amazing. I’m sure everyone has seen those “hoverboards”, people are riding around in cars that drive themselves, and TV’s are so crisp it looks like you are there. Why not use some of this AMAZING technology to your advantage?! Here are 4 reasons every campground should have an un-manned kiosk.

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