Kampgrounds of America is offering a new way to camp for busy families, who either can’t find the time or spend the money on gas heavy camping destinations, camping at the KOA. Families are driving a few miles from home, and feeling the relaxation of a getaway, by staying in a KOA cabin, complete with kitchenettes, indoor plumbing, and camp fires at night. KOA CEO Jim Rogers says that due to kids’ schedules, busy parents working, and the increase in gas prices, families are traveling to these stay-cation getaways more. With a 25% increase being seen in the roofed accommodation, Rogers says, "It's attracting a whole new breed of campers, people we haven't seen before.”
Some campgrounds around the country are offering zip lines and campground activities ready to go, "more and more campgrounds across the country are offering organized activities that could range from nature walks to special themed weekend events like holiday events or Father's Day events. You can still find plenty of campgrounds that offer a natural setting and a nice environment for kayaking, fishing, or river tubing, but what the parks are finding is that more and more families want things to do. And fun activities are a way to get kids away from computers and iPods and do something as a family,” said the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.