Paul Bambei, ARVC president

Paul Bambei, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), is among the speakers at the annual meeting of the Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC) now under way at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The meeting began on Sunday (Feb. 5) at Lakewood Camping Resort.

Bambei will be speaking to the gathering of some 100 campground owners and operators about the latest trends in the industry, the Myrtle Beach Sun News reported.

Leonard Pickel, co-founder of Haunted Attraction Magazine and founder of the International Association of Haunted Attractions, will give tips to the campground leaders Tuesday on how they can capitalize on Halloween by decorating their parks and organizing activities to lure visitors, a strategy that’s already been successful at some campgrounds and theme parks across the country, including a few in the Myrtle Beach area.

The campground association’s annual meeting started Sunday with a trade show and continues through Tuesday with talks about handling legal issues, increasing membership, maintaining parks and other topics.