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The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is set to offer some new experiences at this year’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) being held Nov. 4-7 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Paula Horwitz, ARVC’s executive director of education and events, said that there will be two add-on experiences for attendees to choose from on Nov. 4, the first full day of the conference.

The first add-on experience will take attendees on “Takeaway Tours” of two area parks — Big Meadow Family Campground and Little Arrow Outdoor Resort — along with a behind the scenes tour of park model RV manufacturer Clayton Homes’ headquarters.

While the second add-on experience will be a “National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1194 Certificate” course that is designed to tackle key areas such as general park design, fire, electrical, water and sanitation, and risk management. All attendees will receive a copy of the NFPA standards book.

Horwitz said that the add-on experiences allow attendees to learn valuable information through a hands-on approach.

“Owners are going to want to bring everybody at their park so that they can have someone at each of these add-on experiences,” she explained.

Other sessions at the conference were developed through conversations with members, according to Horwitz. She said that every one of the sessions at the conference will fall into one of five core competencies, including human resources, brand management, professionalism and leadership, business management and practices, and site and facility management.

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