(January 11, 2018) Our local community of Hagar Township is the recipient of State funding that will help develop a park along the banks of the Paw Paw River. Construction of the Riverside Kayak Park will provide paddling enthusiasts with convenient access directly across the street from our campground.
We were pleased to support the work of the Hagar Township Downtown Development Authority as they developed and advanced this project to improve recreational access to the water trail, not only for local residents, but also for our guests.
(October 18, 2017) For the first time in our 44-year history, we are honored to announce that we are recipients of KOA's highest recognition, the 2018 KOA Founder's and President's Awards!
Franchisees who are recognized with 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 received 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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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 as partners, and are pleased to provide summer employment and volunteer opportunities to some of their students.
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.
As part of our efforts to give of our time, talent and treasures, we are pleased to engage with Lakeland Healthcare, and demonstrate "the love of mankind," through the philanthropic efforts of the Lakeland Foundation. Leveraging the power of every dollar that is raised, we join with them in our shared passion for the wellness of everyone in the greater Southwest Michigan area.
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, Mosaic on Main cafe, Mosaic Property Services offering lawn care and snow plowing services, and Mosaic Market a micro-business local food market.
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 five frequencies throughout western Michigan, including 89.9 FM in Benton Harbor.