Florida ARVC is the Professional Trade Association for RV Park and Campground owners and operators in Florida. The Association's membership consists of over 370 of Florida's premier campgrounds and RV Parks.

Florida ARVC provides their members with the services and support RV Parks and Campgrounds need to be successful, all while promoting the growth and development of Florida's camping and RV industry. This is accomplished through extensive member promotion, education, cost-saving programs, and legislative consulting and representation.

If you're not a member, please take a few minutes to explore this site and discover the many valuable benefits and services Florida ARVC can bring to your business. Come Join Us!

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National ARVC

Good News!

National ARVC has finalized their agreement with ASCAP and BMI licensing corporations, and have worked out a separate discount program with SESAC. Many of you have been contacted by these music licensing companies (also known as PROs, or Performance Rights Organizations). As you probably already know, if you play any type of music for your campers or in your public areas, licenses from these providers ARE required by law. This new agreement will allow you to purchase these licenses at a significantly reduced rate – saving you hundreds of dollars a year, and guaranteeing that your park is in compliance and “legally” allowed to play music. This special pricing is only available to ARVC members, and in many cases, the savings will cover your Florida ARVC membership dues. Another big plus is that under the new agreement, once you purchase through ARVC, the music licensing companies (PROs) will stop contacting you directly and you will be placed on a “Do Not Contact” list.

Paul Bambei (ARVC CEO and Executive Director) has been working on these tedious negotiations for a long time now, and will be announcing this successful agreement later this week.

The attached fact sheet provides more details and a Q&A which should answer all your questions.

If you would like to talk to National ARVC about the music licensing deal, or to sign-up, you can call ARVC directly at 303 681-0401.
2014 Florida | Alabama ARVC Conference & Expo
May 5th – May 7th, 2014

Convention Locations
Embassy Suites
570 Scenic Gulf Dr. Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Camp Gulf RV Resort
10005 W. Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, Florida, 32550

The two properties are located within a mile of each other and both will serve as conference accommodations and meeting facilities.

The 2014 Florida and Alabama ARVC RV Park and Campground Conference & Expo will be held in beautiful Destin Florida at the Embassy Suites & Camp Gulf RV Park.

Conference attendees will discover new ideas on how to increase their business, cut expenses, and improve park operations, all while experiencing Florida’s beautiful NW coast.

This year will be extra special as the 2-day fun event takes place at a hotel property and at one of Florida’s great RV parks - right on the Gulf! Register before April 1st to take advantage of the Early Bird Discounts and be sure to come the night of May 5th to enjoy the optional Dinner Cruise!
This Destin dining cruise experience includes a 3 hour Destin sunset cruise on the Choctawhatchee bay, a chef-prepared 3 course meal, coffee and tea. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing.

Convention Accommodations
Embassy Suites Destin
570 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin, FL 32550
Website | Reservations Phone: 850-337-7000
Group Rate $159 for a king or queen suite

Camp Gulf RV Park
10005 W. Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32550
Website | Reservations | Phone: 850-837-6334
RV sites and Cabin (park model) rentals available

2014 Convention & Expo Registration Form

2014 Convention & Expo Agenda

Convention Agenda

Monday, May 5th
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Florida and Alabama ARVC Board Meeting
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Attendee and Exhibitor Registration - HOTEL
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Welcome Cinco De Mayo Reception - HOTEL 5:45 – 10 pm
Solaris Dinner Cruise (optional event). Cruise departs the dock at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 6
8:45 am
Opening Welcome - National ARVC, Barb Youman - Visit FL, David Dodd
9:00-10:00 am
Customer Experience VS Customer Service - Robert Bouse
10:00 – 11:00 am
The Need to Increase the Level of Electric Power & Why - Wade Elliott
11:00 – Noon
Basic HR- How to Hire the Right Employee for your Campground - Kelly Jones, LSI
Noon – 4:30 pm
Sponsor Spotlight - Trade Show | Lunch
3:30 pm
Dessert & Refreshments in the Trade Show - Silent Auction Ends - Must be present
5:30 – 6:00 pm
Hotel Cocktails
6:00 pm
Live Auction-Dinner & Entertainment

Wednesday, May 7
9:00 - 10:00 am
How to Take Control of Your Site Map and Build a Camp Book - Patrick O’Neill
10:00 – Noon
Asset Protection - GK Mangelsen
Noon – 1:30 pm
Camp Gulf Luncheon
1:30 - 2:15 pm pm
Annual Meeting and Guest Speakers
2:15 – 3:00 pm
Legislative Update and Q&A with Panel - Marc Dunbar | David Eastman
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Hot Topics Panel and Cracker-barrel
Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and Legal Issues
4:00 pm
Alligator Show - Prize Drawings - Conference Concludes