(October 18, 2017) For the first time in our 44-year history, we are honored to announce that we have received KOA's premier achievement, the 2018 KOA Founder's and President's Awards!
The recipients of KOA's premiere achievement share the vision and dream of KOA's founder, Dave Drum, of providing the highest quality camping facilities while exceeding KOA guests' expectations. As leaders in outdoor hospitality, KOA Founder's Award recipients embody Dave's vision of a KOA Nation providing excellence for generations of campers.
"We are humbled to have achieved this honor after our first, full season as new owners," said Mark and Karla Lemoine. "Thanks to our amazing staff for all their hard work, and to our guests for their confidence in our hospitality."
We are at it again! Continuing to build upon the completed renovation work of the the past year, we have several projects under way that guests will be able to enjoy in 2018. The include the following:
(1) Refurbished pool deck;
(2) Renovated Club House that will be available for group rentals and campground activities/special events;
(3) Deluxe patio, full hook-up, RV sites.
We are pleased to make these investments to enhance our guest's experience. These improvements will also allow us to open up next season as a KOA Holiday branded campground!
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(May 4, 2017) The Coloma/Watervliet Chamber of Commerce, friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the completion of our General Store & Cafe renovations, and to wish Mark & Karla Lemoine well as they embark on their full season of operation as the new owners.
A special tribute was also presented by State Representative Kim LaSata commemorating the event and the continuation of 43 years of camping in Pure "Southwest" Michigan.
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, and BIG weekend support this cause.
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 now heard on five frequencies throughout West Michigan, including 89.9 FM in Benton Harbor.
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, Grace Christian School partners with parents to inspire, educate and equip their children for life-long service. We're happy to join other area businesses that support their annual auction, and are pleased to provide summer employment and volunteer opportunities to some of their students.
Recognizing that there are people in need living all around, we are pleased to support Mosaic CCDA. This faith-based organization seeks to restore and develop individuals not only spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Their job training and community collaboration programs include Mosaic Resale Store, Cafe Mosaic, Harbor Shine Lawn Care & Remodeling Services, and Harbor Market a micro-business local food market.