Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday Campground Blog

Operations Manager Career Opportunity


(September 23, 2021) After five years of ownership and significant reinvestments, Mark & Karla Lemoine have grown the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday into a recreational destination and are now looking to expand their management staff. Here's an exciting career opportunity within the growing, outdoor...

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2022 Season Reservations Open Starting September 7!


(August 27, 2021) - With the end of summer fast approaching, back to school routines is not the only thing that happens after Labor Day.  The Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday announces that they start taking reservations for the 2022 camping season right after the Labor Day holiday weekend on September...

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New Deluxe Cabins Ready for End of Summer/Fall Season


(July 21, 2021) The final touches are wrapping up on the addition of five new deluxe cabins at the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, completing the work that was announced this spring. Mark & Karla Lemoine, who are the owners and managing partners, are excited to make them available for guests during...

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Announcing Kayak Rentals & Shuttle Service


(May 25, 2021) As we head into our 2021 peak summer season, the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Coloma Watervliet Kayak Rentals to provide guests with an opportunity to kayak down the Paw Paw river.  Mark Lemoine, of Fifth Level Hospitality which...

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What's Cooking for 2021???


(May 19, 2021) The peak camping season is right around the corner and for the past four years, guests at the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday have always wondered what Mark & Karla have been planning to add to the park's amenities and services.  With their fifth season now under way, guests would be...

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Cabin Fever Strikes - Groundbreaking Ceremony Held


(April 18, 2021) A welcome type of fever has been identified in north Berrien County – “Cabin Fever,” that is. As owners and managing partners, Mark and Karla Lemoine, opened for their fifth opening day on April 16, at the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, they were excited to announce the momentum at...

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Mark & Karla Lemoine Receive KOA's 2021 Rising Star Award


(November 17, 2020) - During its annual convention this week, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) continued its tradition of recognizing one of its franchisees for a highly sought-after, prestigious award.  Although the convention was held virtually online due to ongoing public health concerns, the...

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Some Things Are Still the Same - 2021 Founder's Award Winner


(October 23, 2020) Amidst the pandemic and proceeding government restrictions that crippled so many small businesses, camping saw a boom in 2020!  We found ourselves meeting the pent-up demand of veteran campers.  Additionally, more than one-third of leisure travelers who have either never camped...

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After Rough Start, Coloma/St. Joseph Caps Great Peak Season


(Moody on the Market, September 4, 2020) Admitting that the spring season was “emotionally and financially terrifying,” campground owners Mark and Karla Lemoine of the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday campgrounds in Southwest Michigan “refused to live in fear,” and turned the season around dramatically...

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Camping 101 - A Guide for Leisure Travelers New to Camping


(July 15, 2020) A recent KOA survey found that leisure travelers who have never camped before, are now considering camping as a way to spend more time out doors following various government-mandated "Stay Home" orders, it's an easier way to practice social distancing, and it's a safer, less...

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Camping in the Era of Social Distancing


(Updated August 12, 2021) ALL LOCAL AND STATE OF MICHIGAN RESTRICTIONS, INCLUDING FACIAL MASKS REQUIREMENTS, WERE RESCINDED AS OF JUNE 21, 2021.  As we all adapt to the personal and professional disruptions of life that dominated the past year and a half, we join millions of Americans who yearn for...

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Perfect Score Earned During Annual Quality Assurance Review


(August 1, 2019)  The Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday has earned another notch in its belt as an award-winning campground in the system of Kampgrounds of America (KOA).  The momentum, which has been evident over the past three years since the ownership of Mark and Karla Lemoine, has now earned them a...

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Giving Back - The Chapel, High School Ministry


It's true that it is better to give than it is to receive. However, there are times when a giver feels they receive more than they gave - such is the case here. In the heart of southwest Michigan, The Chapel, an Evangelical Free church, ministers to young people who have questions about God and what...

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Giving Back - WCSG Family-friendly, commercial free radio


It takes a team to encourage thousands. We are pleased to be a business partner with WCSG radio as they offer family friendly, commercial free, adult contemporary music and teaching programs. Listener-supported WCSG is part of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is now heard on...

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Giving Back - Kids Care Camp


We love camping and believe no child should be deprived of the experience when life throws them a curve ball. Kids Care Camp is KOA's official charity and provides kids who are battling cancer with a special camping event. Proceeds from our Friday night ice cream socials, holiday pancake breakfasts,...

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