Sunday, July 08, 2007

Managing a Campground is 24/7 Job

Living at a campground sounds like a walk in the park, but it is a lot of hard work and long hours.

Even when the campground is closed for the season, the work continues year-round.

Bill and Eileen Pagel agree that they are compatible. "You have to be to live together and run a business together," Bill Pagel said.

Six years ago, Eileen Pagel worked at Green Bay Packaging and Bill Pagel had been at Proctor & Gamble for 28 years when they purchased the campground and quit their jobs.

"Memorial weekend our first year, the campground was booked solid. That Monday night, the campground flooded for the first time in 14 years. It took four days to pump all of the water out," Bill said. "A friend told me, 'Don't worry, it won't happen to you again; it only floods once every 14 years.' Seven days later it happened again. Two floods in seven days. After that, there is nothing we can't do."

Best part of the job: "We love to see good family times. A lot of these families have such busy lives that they don't get enough time together. Seeing families having fun and eating healthy camp food together is awesome. We like visiting with our campers and relaxing by their campfires, Bill said.

The Pagels own 54 acres with 196 campsites. "We have the nicest piece of land and even with all of the campers, you see so much wildlife. You really don't have to be far from home to feel like you're on vacation. Seventy five percent of our campers live less than 45 miles away. It really is like a retreat," he said. One-hundred and twenty-six of the campsites are seasonal, which means people rent the site for the entire season.
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RV CAMPGROUND BASICS. There are an excess of 14,000 campgrounds available to go camping and Mark Polk explains the differences of public, private, membership parks, National parks etc. He also addresses How to find a park; All about campground directories and where to buy them; What to expect in each category, Campground etiquette; Reservation policies plus so very, very much more.

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