Common Questions and Answers about Campground Memberships
ARE MEMBER AFFILIATIONS?
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?
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.
membership fee is determined by the member's Home Resort. Members
renew their affiliations yearly. Prices generally costs
between $60-$100 per year.
IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFFILIATIONS AND THE INDIVIDUAL
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?
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
|MAY I BEGIN
USING AFFILIATED RESORTS IMMEDIATELY?
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?
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
An affiliated resort
member/owner in good standing with his Home Resort and the affiliation (i.e. current on all
5) RV RESORT
These resorts have RV sites and
facilities for RV'ers.
6) RV SITES
accommodate various types of recreational vehicles. For example: Motorhomes, campers,
travel trailers, pop-ups and fifth wheels. See Resort Directory page for availability and
The membership is only available to
members of a resort that is affiliated. The affiliation membership dues are separate from
your Home Resort dues.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Consult your Directory for your desired resort
- Note available times, special reservation
requirements and restrictions.
- Choose your arrival and departure dates for each
- Know the number of adults and children in your
- Have your affiliation identification number ready
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
Resort location maps on each
resort page in the travel directory are provided as a general guide and to highlight points
|UNDERSTANDING THE VARIOUS RESORTS OFFERED BY AOR RV ADVENTURES (AOR) AND RESORT PARKS INTERNATIONAL (RPI)
AOR RV ADVENTURES (AOR) OFFERS:
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.
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:
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.
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.