On Saturday, November 17 at the annual International Convention for Kampgrounds of America (KOA), fifteen New York State-based KOA franchises were honored with KOA President's Awards and KOA Founder's Awards. The convention was held in Orlando, FL.

The fourteen KOAs are also members of Campground Owners of New York, a trade association of privately-owned campgrounds in New York State.

The KOA President's Award is presented annually to campgrounds that receive high scores in customer service from their campers, and also receive top scores in KOA's annual Quality Review.

The KOA Founder’s Award, named in honor of Dave Drum, who founded KOA on the banks of
the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962, is given to those campgrounds that attained
the very top scores in both customer service and the KOA Quality Review.

KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year regarding their KOA camping
experience.

The campgrounds and their awards are:

Chautauqua Lake KOA, Dewittville, NY - President's Award
Houghton/Letchworth KOA, Houghton, NY - President's Award
New York City North/Newburgh KOA, Plattekill, NY - President's Award
Niagara Falls North KOA, Youngstown, NY - President's Award
Niagara Falls KOA, Grand Island, NY - President's Award
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, Saugerties, NY - President's Award
Springwater/Dansville KOA, Springwater, NY - President's Award
Canandaigua/Rochester KOA, Farmington, NY - President's Award
Copake KOA, Copake, NY - Founder's and President's Awards
Herkimer Diamond KOA, Herkimer, NY - Founder's and President's Awards
Lake Placid/Whiteface Mtn KOA, Lake Placid, NY - Founder's and President's Awards
Medina/Wildwood Lake KOA, Medina, NY - Founder's and President's Awards
Watkins Glen/Corning KOA, Watkins Glen, NY - Founder's and President's Awards
Westfield/Lake Erie KOA, Westfield, NY - Founder's and President's Awards

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