Meet Your Hosts
"Come visit and let us create vacation memories for you full of joy and laughter."
Gary and Cathy Reinards' friends and business associates often comment on how different they both are, that they are complete opposites, like two bookends each with their own strengths and weaknesses that need each other to hold everything together.
Gary and Cathy met over 25 years ago through their jobs. Cathy was selling bearings to the Power Transmission distributor Gary was a manager for. Copake KOA is the third business Gary and Cathy have owned together and the second campground. Their professional corporate backgrounds gave them the expertise to successfully operate their own businesses.
Gary and Cathy love camping. In fact that was one of the major reasons they sold their first campground they never got to camp anymore themselves. Lucky for them this campground is seasonal which does give them some time to go camping in their fifth wheel toy hauler during the off season when Gary is not doing a renovation project with the winter staff. Camping at other campgrounds always brings them home full of ideas from other campgrounds to implement at their park.
It took multiple visits to this previously independent campground which could best be described as a diamond in the rough before Gary and Cathy decided this was the one. They purchased this campground in the Fall of 2009. Gary immediately began renovating and upgrading the park with the goal to become part of the KOA family.
Cathy and Gary love being campground owners and are always willing to share their stories, dreams and ideas with anyone who is thinking about owning their own campground. They know they would have never been campground owners without the help and advice of other campground owners. In their minds the best thing about the campground business is that your so called competitors are truly your friends.