Questions and Answers about Campground Memberships

Most Common Questions and Answers about Campground Memberships


 

WHAT ARE MEMBER AFFILIATIONS?

Membership Affiliations are a network of RV Resorts that have been approved to participate and provide use privileges to their members. These resorts pay substantial affiliation fees and meet stringent requirements to participate.  CampResorts offers memberships that are affiliated with  the largest networks of private membership camping resorts.  Affiliations provide a reciprocal service which expands the recreation and vacation opportunities derived from membership in a Home Resort.  Affiliations also provides a number of other services and benefits for resort members

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

By joining one of any of the 400 affiliated resorts, you may camp at any of the these resorts for $9-10 per night. The general public cannot join an affiliation alone. Affiliation is gained through the establishment of a "Home Resort".  If you are a member of an affiliated resort, you are eligible to join. 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The initial membership fee is determined by the member's Home Resort. Members renew their affiliations yearly.  Prices generally costs between $60-$100 per year.

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFFILIATIONS  AND THE INDIVIDUAL RV PARK?

RV Parks are licensed as an affiliate.  However, affiliations do not own or operate the individual RV parks.

DOES A MEMBERSHIP RUN ON A CALENDAR YEAR OR DOES IT START FROM THE DATE SUBMITTED ON THE APPLICATION?

 A  membership will go for 12 months from the date you join.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY MEMBERSHIP CARD?

Your permanent membership card should reach you within 30 days from the time your application is received. Your Home Resort will issue you a temporary membership card good for 60 days from the date you joined.

MAY I BEGIN USING AFFILIATED RESORTS IMMEDIATELY?

Certainly. You may begin using the affiliated resorts as soon as you receive your temporary membership card. A temporary membership card provided by your Home Resort will give you immediate access.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE ADMITTED TO AN AFFILIATED RESORT?

An Affiliation Membership Card, a Home Resort I.D. and a drivers license

WHEN DO I PAY MY ANNUAL DUES TO THE AFFILIATION?

Members receive a renewal notice each year prior to their anniversary date

IF I DECIDE NOT TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP BUT CHANGE MY MIND LATTER ON, CAN I RENEW IT AT A LATER DATE?

Yes, however there is a $100.00 reinstatement fee plus a applicable renewal fee.

HOW MANY MEMBERSHIP CARDS DO I RECEIVE WITH MY MEMBERSHIP?

One.  Additional or replacement cards can be issued for a $5.00 processing fee.

IF I SELL MY RESORT MEMBERSHIP,  IS THE NEW OWNER ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE AFFILIATIONS?

Yes, but the affiliation must be notified in writing of the transfer of membership. An application must also be signed by the new owner and a transfer fee must be paid.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH RESORTS PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

First, check your Resort Directory. You may also check with your Home Resort or give the affiliation a call.

DO ALL RESORTS HAVE RV SITES?

All the RV resorts do. However, some resorts are accepted into the program on a provisional basis while under construction. These resorts have agreed to build RV sites and extensive recreational facilities but may not have everything at first.

WHAT IS THE PER NIGHT CHARGE AT AN AFFILIATED RESORT?

For each night stay at an affiliated resort you must pay $9-10.

MAY I BRING GUEST TO THE RESORTS?

Yes, but the number of persons per site reservation is limited to one family unit plus two additional persons and no more than four 4 adults.

IF I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING THE AFFILIATION, WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?

First, consult your directory. If your not able to find the answer contact the affiliation member services on the toll free number.

 DEFINITIONS

1) AFFILIATED RESORT

A resort that has been approved for affiliation and agrees to provide reciprocal privileges to members.

2) HOME RESORT

The affiliated resort at which you are a member / owner.

3) HOST RESORT

The affiliated resort which will be accommodating your reservation.

4) MEMBER

An affiliated resort member/owner in good standing with his Home Resort and the affiliation (i.e. current on all appropriate fees).

5) RV RESORT

These resorts have RV sites and facilities for RV'ers.

6) RV SITES

Facilities to accommodate various types of recreational vehicles. For example: Motorhomes, campers, travel trailers, pop-ups and fifth wheels. See Resort Directory page for availability and site utilities.

MEMBERSHIPS

The membership is only available to members of a resort that is affiliated. The affiliation membership dues are separate from your Home Resort dues.

MEMBERSHIP IDENTIFICATION

All members are required to present a Home Resort membership card and their affiliation membership card upon check-in. Members without proper identification will not be accepted at the Hosting Resort. Please be sure you have these two items prior to your visit. Additional and/or replacement membership cards may be ordered through Member Services Office for $5.00. In the event that your card has been lost or stolen and you are on the road, the affiliation can verify your membership with the park you are scheduled to visit.

RESERVATIONS

There are two major factors that allow members to access the use of campsites on a drive-up basis. Number one is that all of the resorts are "Private Member Only" resorts, therefore, you are not competing with the general public for campsites. Secondly, the license agreement each developer signed with the Affiliation is required to set aside a percentage of their campsites to be used only by visiting affiliate members. These are campsites that the developer can not sell memberships to. Between the private member only status and the campsites at each resort reserved for visiting members,  resorts are generally available on a drive-up basis. There are however just under 20% of the resorts that history has proven drive-up availability is not always that certain. These resorts have been placed on what's known as the "Advanced Notification Status". This status will be specifically so noted on the directory page where the map and driving directions are listed. These resorts do want to know when you are arriving and for how many nights you plan to stay.

MAKING A RESERVATION

Be sure to carefully and completely read all the reservation information provided.

1) Select a resort you would like to visit

2) Select your arrival and departure dates

3) Have your Affiliation Membership ID number ready

4) Call the affiliations Central Reservation number listed in the resort travel guide, or visit the affiliations website for online reservations.
 

RESERVATION PROCEDURE

1) Your request for reservations to use the network of resorts may be made by either using the Central Reservation 800 number or by visiting the affiliations website.

2) Your reservations will be easy if you remember to plan your trip before contacting the affiliation.

Here are a few points to remember:

  • Consult your Directory for your desired resort location.
  • Note available times, special reservation requirements and restrictions.
  • Choose your arrival and departure dates for each resort.
  • Know the number of adults and children in your party.
  • Have your affiliation identification number ready
RESERVATION POLICIES
  • Pets are permitted in most resorts. Check your directory for any applicable restrictions.

  • Extended visits, if permitted by the Host Resort are subject to space availability.

  • Requests for reservations will be accepted only from members in good standing with their Home Resort and the affiliations.

  • Resort location maps on each resort page in the travel directory are provided as a general guide and to highlight points of interest

UNDERSTANDING THE VARIOUS RESORTS OFFERED BY AOR RV ADVENTURES (AOR) AND RESORT PARKS INTERNATIONAL (RPI)

AOR RV ADVENTURES (AOR) OFFERS:

  • AOR RV ADVENTURES MEMBER PARKS

These resorts are all "Private Member Only" resorts. Members may use these resorts at anytime for a nightly fee of $ 9 pr/night. The rate includes all hookups and resort usage fees.

  • AMERICAN CAMPGROUND NETWORK (ACN) PARKS

These are not membership resorts but are upscale open to the public type parks that most resorts allow AOR members to use at a nightly fee starting of $9 per night. Some of these resort offer the $9 rate during a certain season

RESORT PARKS INTERNATIONAL (RPI) OFFERS:

  • RPI PLUS, RPI PREFERED AND RPI PREFFERED GOLD RESORTS

These resorts are all "Private Member Only" resorts. Members have access at any time for a nightly fee of $10 per/night. The rate includes all hookups and resort usage fees. These resorts include all of the resorts operating under the name NACO and Leisure Time Resorts.

  • TT/ENCORE RESORTS

The TT/Encore resorts include all resorts operated under the name of Thousand Trails Outdoor World and Encore. The overnight fee is $18 nightly. The rate includes all hookups and resort usage fees. Some of these resorts have defined peak months (winter locations in the sunbelt and summer locations in the northern states). At these resorts during their peak months RPI members enjoy a full 30% off the regular rate. Your use privileges allow you to stay up to 21 consecutive nights after which you must be absent for at least 7 days before returning for another 21 night visit. Many properties do offer monthly, seasonal and annual stays that may be more appealing if your interested in longer term stays.

 


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