Southeast Publications Inc., a producer of guest guides for recreational facilities including RV resorts and campgrounds, reported that its 2012 annual spring meeting was attended by almost 100 sales associates from the U.S. and Canada. According to a press release, the event convened at the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert, Calif.

As in past meetings, Southeast Publications held an auction to raise funds that benefit the Kampground of America Inc. (KOA) Care Camps, a non-profit organization that helps send kids with cancer to special camps where they can enjoy camping and recreation experiences. The 2012 spring auction raised $10,238 and Southeast Publications matched the donations for a total of $20,238.

“Southeast Publications has supported the KOA Care Camps program for the last 18 years, we believe in the benefits of camping and in giving back to others,” said Wally Warrick, CEO of Tamarac, Fla.-based Southeast Publications. “Camping is a fun activity and what a better way to help these children than giving them a chance to go camping.”

“Our founder, Peter Warrick, chose KOA Care Camps to be the focus of our belief in giving back and we’ve continued with that tradition since 1994,” says Wayne Morris, vice president of Southeast Publications, which has raised over $400,000 to KOA Care Camps.