Four Seasons at Lake Anna

For those of you interested in the Powerpoint presentation, please see the attached PDF version.

We appreciate you joining us today for the roundtable discussion of this great project. As we stated, this outdoor venue will bring a high-end resort style amenity to the already stunning area around Lake Anna.

Please feel free to reach me with questions. I can be reached at kwalsh@advanced-outdoor-biz

Check out some of the luxury parks we have helped build:

www.castawaysrvoc.com

Chesapeake KOA at Sunset Beach

Chincoteague Island KOA

Thank you again for your fantastic questions during our presentation. We look forward to seeing you at the lake!

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“It Ain’t Braggin If It’s True”

The above quote has been attributed to Will Rogers, Dizzy Dean, Yogi Berra and Bear Bryant. Thus, we were not sure to whom we should assign the credit.

We do know, however, where to assign credit for some of the amazing numbers our Snowbird, Sunbird, and Winter Texan parks have seen this winter. Our great staff at the corporate office, the staff at our parks, and the great owners who let us do our thing.

With spring upon us and their should seasons approaching, we would like to share some highlights (names are not shared to protect the data)

Park A -Florida January and February NOI 63% over budget

Park B- Arizona Revenue up 300% Since AOS Takeover in January

Park C- Rated 10/10/10 by Good Sam February 2020

Park D-(PA) Bookings up over 50% from same time last year

All in all, a pretty good end of 2020 and start to 2021 if we say so ourselves.

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Extra Extra Read All About It

If you are already and AOS client, you received an email this week regarding the latest upgrades to our service offerings.

If you are not, let us share what we are rolling out in the Month of April.

#1 Marketing Dashboards

Our new marketing dashboards are a dream come true. Our marketing team -working with our software developers -have created amazing dashboards to give our clients and us real time snapshots of how our marketing efforts are performing. All social and web channels feed to these reports, and even more impressive, with a small upgrade fee, even PMS booking revenue can be tracked. This data allows us to further dictate how dollars are being spent and how those dollars are performing.

#2 Risk Management Courses

Starting in April, all GM’s will be required to participate in our online Risk Mitigation Courses taught by our insurance and legal experts. Topics include: How to Deal with Difficult Guests, Removing Difficult Guests, Safe Propane Pumping, Pool Safety, Dealing with the New Class of RV’ers, and many more. These courses will equip the AOS team, both on and off site, in how to navigate these sensitive topics.

AOS is in serious growth mode, and appreciate all the clients who have entrusted us with their portfolios. Looking forward to a great summer season!

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Whoops-We Did It Again

We are excited to announce one of our newest resorts, Resort at Canopy Oaks, has just achieved the highly sought after 10/10/10 Rating from Good Sam.

There are very few parks across the US that win this rating. In fact, AOS had the first park EVER in the State of MD to win this award-and now-we have done it again!! Congrats to the owners, staff, managers and AOS team for making this happen.

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New Jersey By Way Of Tampa

We are excited to present this week to the New Jersey Campground Owners Association in our backyard of Tampa Florida.

Their annual convention is being held here in our Sunshine State and we look forward to a week of meeting, greeting, and teaching.

Rachel will be presenting on Tuesday, doing meets and greets at our booth, and Kathleen will be presenting Thursday.

We are looking forward to seeing all our friends from the Garden State. This is always a show with great vendors and a superb leadership team.

NJOCOA welcome to Florida!!

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High Fives All Around

The famous Will Rogers is know for the saying, “It ain’t bragging if its true.”

In light of this, I guess you will forgive us if we celebrate the fact that an AOS park just landed in USA Today’s as one of the “Ten Most Popular Camping Resorts in America.” In fact, it came in number two overall in the US.

However, don’t take our word for it.

2. Castaways RV Resort & Campground (Berlin, Maryland)
Also located in Berlin and minutes from Assateague Island’s wild horses, this Ocean City-area campground has venues including Jackspot Tiki Bar and the dog-friendly Bark Beach, as well as paddle boarding sites and a camp store. It has 5,957 advance reservations for 2021. 

This popular resort was designed and managed by none other than the team of Ron Beard (AOS Land Planner) and Kathleen Walsh (Operations). In fact, “Bark Beach” was dedicated to Kathleen’s lovable lab, “Abigail.”

This stunning resort has everything one would need to make a camping vacation a true Five Star Experience.

We love working our magic for our guests and adding amenities that turn a camping trip into a memorable vacation.

This park was purchased from the original developers by a national REIT and they are now reaping the rewards of our amazing land plan and amenities.

Let us replicate this success for you at your park and allow us to turn your “Dreams into Destinations.”

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Thank You CARVC!

Thanks to all of you who joined me during my seminar yesterday. It was indeed a joy to meet so many new people!

As promised, here is a link to a PDF copy of my presentation. Let us know if you have problems accessing it and we will mail it directly. Our rock star Assistant, Jenna, can be reached at 800-579-9796 and she will make sure she gets it to you,

Please contact us if we can assist you in your park operations. We offer full 3rd party management of parks and many all staffing, hiring, firing, training, technology, and marketing.

We also do full land plans and economic packages for our clients. We would be honored to help you make your outdoor dreams come true!

Thank you again for having me. Hope to see you soon on the road!!

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The Other Side of the Pond

I was thrilled to be the first guest of the year on the highly touted UK Podcast from Sarah Riley and her company “Inspired Courses.”

Sarah and I cover the gamut when it comes to building a camping or glamping resort. We discuss land costs, utilities, demand drivers, and all things development.

You can listen to the podcast here.

If you are interested in getting started in Glamping or Eco Tourism, Sarah’s courses are a must. She is the step that needs to be taken before we get into land planning and the hard numbers of building your Glamping resort.

If you are interested in getting into Glamping, make sure you sign up for Sarah’s courses Inspired Glamping Podcast. She will give you all the tools you need to move into the world of Glamping in both the UK and the US.

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Have Yourself A Blessed Christmas

This year has been one of amazing growth! We have faced many highs and lows such as saying, “Hello,” to new clients and team members and saying, “Goodbye” to some team members we have loved. Most of all, we are excited to Celebrate our Saviors birth!

Last week in church, our pastor asked us to ponder if Mary knew what she was getting into when she said, “Yes'” to the angels announcement of the virgin birth. Clearly, she had no idea that pain it would bring and the way it would impact every area of her life. That is what happens when you say, “Yes,” to G-d-it changes everything.

Each day I strive to live by the words and teachings of scripture and to bring these teachings into the way I run AOS. Some people think this means being timid and a pushover. Rather, a careful reading of scripture points out that Christ teaches we are to right wrongs, hold people accountable for their actions, be merciful to those who need mercy, and walk in a way that we are “Above Reproach.” It means being good stewards of what has been entrusted to you, and to us, that means our clients assets.

To our clients, Merry Christmas and know we are excited to continue our journey into 2021.

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