“Alone our voice is small. — Stand together and we will be heard.” Barbara Bowen, NAM
“Many voices make a platform on which all of us can stand” - Murna Lindsey, NAM
September 15, 2007
and the Campground Member
What is the biggest asset of a bankrupt
campground or camping club?
Not the campground(s). Not the equipment. Not the
unpaid “initiation fees.” It is, emphatically, the list
of dues paying members!
It is ironic that, in a bankruptcy, no camping club
or campground identifies the membership list as an
asset in their bankruptcy filings. Why? This list is
a qualified marketing tool that is valuable to other
camping clubs and campgrounds.
Too often these ‘members’ are passed from
campground to campground as though the
‘members’ were the private chattel of unscrupulous
operators. The members are told that they must
continue to pay their annual dues, often at higher
rates, to campground after campground.
The “true nature” of the campground membership
list is either concealed from or misrepresented to
(See Paga 2 - Campground Members)
vs Campers — Again!
NAM still gets complaints about Travel America’s
and their continuing efforts to intimidate (Extort?)
money from members of bankrupt campbrounds.
(See Still More Complaints - page 4).
Do You Owe Annual Fees to Them?
Here’s the bottom line: If you use the
campgrounds - you must pay the fees. They
maintained some campgrounds for your use - it’s
only fair that they be compensated for that effort.
On the other hand, if you never signed a contract
with Travel America; you do NOT use their facilities.
You do NOT owe them money!
They simply obtained a membership roster from
a bankrupt campground and started demanding
that you send them money. They never promised
to provide all of the services and facilities that you
Travel America and their accomplices have been
repeatedly notified by NAPIER, WOLF & NAPIER that
they must stop such harassment.
(See copy of