The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and the ARVC Foundation officially opened the organization’s first consumer-facing silent auction on May 1, according to a press release.

The auction, focused on creating experiences for campers, will be open on GoCampingAmerica.com until May 31.

This is the first year the ARVC Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has opened the auction up to bidding by consumers. The auction, hosted at BiddingForGood.com/ARVCFoundation, will raise funds to help further the ARVC Foundation’s mission to provide educational opportunities to members of the campground arena.

All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the ARVC Foundation.

There are currently 21 experiences available for bidding, with a total value of more than $8,000.

Among the experiences available is a free camping site or rental for seven days, and one free steamed lobster dinner for 4 people, during the 2018 or 2019 season at Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine, or a two night, midweek stay, in a tiny house at Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo.

To get further details on the other experiences visit BiddingForGood.com/ARVCFoundation.

The ARVC Foundation has chosen to advertise and host the auction on GoCampingAmerica.com and BiddingForGood.com, respectively, because of the high amount of consumer visibility.

Each month, more than 35,000 campers use GoCampingAmerica.com to plan their next vacation and more than 2 million people use BiddingForGood.com to purchase items and help support nonprofit organizations and causes, according to officials from the two sites.

“It just makes sense,” says Ken Mowad, executive director of development for the ARVC Foundation. “We wanted to create a win-win and this is it. When ARVC member parks donate items to the auction they get basically free advertising to the thousands of campers who use GoCampingAmerica.com as their trip planner and the ARVC Foundation raises money to help create education for our industry.”

The auction is open until May 31, but parks can still donate experiences at any time throughout the month.

Parks who wish to donate experiences to the auction still can by contacting Ken Mowad at [email protected]