January 2015 KOA News
What a great 2014 season! Despite the wet start in the spring, the summer and fall numbers made up for it. We are very thankful to all of our campers and will never forget that our success is due to our wonderful campers. Our focus will always be on customer service and their experiences. Even the two October Halloween weekends were well attended. We once again earned the KOA Founders Award.
Many of the improvements for 2014 were right on, especially the new air conditioners in all the cabins.
Plans for 2015 include expanding electric to more big tent sites, more patios, new trail,, and lots of maintenance. Seasonal sites are almost full. Just two open sites left.
I am delighted to announce our staff for 2015 - Holly & Carl Koring are returning. Our new couple has been camping for many years, John & Barbara Burnett. Longtime seasonals, Brenda & Elliott Olsen will be managing the Kafe. Shelly Canham, another seasonal from Florida will be in the office.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Victor
HOLIDAY WEEKEND AUCTIONS RETURNING
Campgrounds auctions are always a fun time. Due to popular demand, on Memorial Day weekend, May 24th and on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5th, 2 to 5 PM, Auction Solution will be back. A live professional auctioneer will sell many many items to all who are present. Get more details at Auction Solution.com. Items include tools, fishing equipment, housewares, toys, appliances, sportswear, novelties, electronics, etc. Visitors welcome with a $5 charge.
Free door prizes. All items new & guaranteed. 315-382-1170.
Buy One Get Second Night 1/2 OFF Halloween Theme Wkend
Stay Friday, October 16 and get Saturday night for1/2 off your basic campsite fee. Since the Halloween weekend over Columbus Day has been such a success, we have added another weekend to enjoy the beauty of FALL. Decorate your site and bring your costume to celebrate Halloween. Just call for reservations. 800-koa-0533. Advance reservation for this October weekend must use discount code FH to qualify. Value Card discount for Friday does not apply.
SPECIAL WEEKEND SUMMER PROGRAMS
When you're through enjoying the fishing pond, swimming pool, climbing wall, zip line, obstacle course, jumping pillow, frisbee golf, mini golf, boating, biking, bean bag toss, beach volleyball or just hanging out at you campsite, then how about a few special programs. On most weekends, we offer hay rides, family, bingo, and wine tasting. They are all great times with the family !!!
Video Lottery Gaming Off to the Races!
Just around the corner from KOA is the Finger Lakes thoroughbred Racetrack and new gaming floor. The long-awaited introduction of 1,200 video lottery terminals is finally out the gate. Campers may take the short drive, park free, and enjoy slot and horse gambling at this 41 year old classic Racetrack.
Bring a New Camping Family & Earn $10 Discount
Go Camping and bring a NEW family with you. When you return to KOA Canandaigua and bring along a first-time family, neighbor, or friend who rents another campsite, cabin, or one of our new kottages, you receive a $10 discount off your camping fee. Advance reservations required. Offer not available during holiday weekends and month of July.
Gas Saver Special Early/Late Season
Beat the rush, get rid of the winter blues, enjoy the spring/fall foliage, and enjoy the great outdoor fresh air. Come camp in early spring and late fall.(April 1 to June 15, September 7 to October 31). Store you camper on site and pay the nightly fee only when you stay over. Must stay at least 4 nights per month. Storage on the site is only $3 per night.
Big Demand - Deluxe Cabins with Bath Amenities/ADA
Reservations are now being accepted for our two new Deluxe Cabins. Special features: sleeps 4, complete ADA bathroom with shower/toilet/large sink for washing dishes, extra large porch, patio with furniture, ceiling fan, heater/cooling unit, microwave & frig, and TV/CD. They overlook our fishing pond and are located next to RV and tent sites in order to support family group needs. Call soon to book. Campers who do not have tents or RV's can now join you in the camping fun by staying in our cozy deluxe cabins.
TWO Halloween Themed Weekends In October
Columbus Day weekend and the following weekend, October 16 & 17, are both Halloween Themed parties. Decorate your site and bring your costume. It's too early to put your camper away for winter. These weekends are not yet too cold, so trick or treating works well for the entire family. Just call for reservations. 800-koa-0533. Advance reservation required to earn 1/2 off your second night of camping on October 17.
New for 2015 will be a "Haunted Trail".
Enjoy the "AOK Kafe"
On most weekends, our KAFE offers a quality experience of foods starting with a famous American "FISH FRY" dinner on Friday and Saturday or have a great hamburger with fries. Looking for an easy breakfast - then enjoy the PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday and Sunday. Take your pick of flavors - chocolate chip, cinnamon, blueberry, or plain pancakes. Then there's always delicious ICE CREAM either in a dish or in a cone. Coffee is available during breakfast for a donation to KOA Care Camps or can be found at a cost during office hours in the store.
Annual Quilt For Cancer Camp Rafles
For many years, Camper Mary A, Santee has made beautiful quilts for our Care Camps Raffle. This past year, the number of quilts made on her dining room table has reach 641. A special message is always found on the quilts and this one reads: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
We at KOA salute Mary for her leadership, caring, and dedicated help with our Care Camps Fundraising weekends.
Bench On Pond Dedicated To Roberta
On the KOA pond, you will find a new bench honoring Roberta Breed who camped at this campground for many years. The plaque reads: "Remembering Roberta & Her Love For Family, Friends, & Campfires". She is dearly missed by all. She always believed in the power of camping and enjoying campfires with her family. We at KOA thank her granddaughter, Heather Breed, for her work on this thoughtful family gift. The bench is made of environmental recycled plastic material in keeping with our "Go Green" efforts.