Indiana Campground Groups Merge
The IMHA-RVIC and the ICOA are coming together.
The Indiana Manufactured Housing Association – Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) and the Indiana Campground Owner’s Association (ICOA) will affiliate as a partnering state with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), according to RV News, seeking to expand Indiana’s private campgrounds.
The combination of resources and promotional efforts statewide will be a major merger for the camping industry in the state. ICOA members have the opportunity to join IMHA-RVIC at the end of 2021.
“The merger of ICOA and IMHA-RVIC is a significant development,” IMHA-RVIC Executive Director Ron Breymier said. “Campgrounds, RV manufacturers, and RV dealers coming together under one umbrella, speaking with one voice, will provide a united front for promoting Indiana’s outdoor recreation industry to consumers and government officials.”
The ICOA name will remain intact as the campground division of IMHA-RVIC, and the management will happen out of the ARVC and IMHA-RVIC’s offices in Indianapolis.
“ARVC has always believed our industry is stronger together, so we are thrilled to see these two state associations join forces and partner with us,” ARVC President and CEO Paul Bambei said. “Unified, we will get so much more done for private campgrounds in Indiana and for the industry as a whole.”