May 5, 2021

Camp champ

COVID-19 postponed vacations for millions of Americans. But that didn’t stop camping enthusiasts, 46% of whom went on their first camping trip or first in years in 2020, per Kampgrounds of America data. In fact, nearly one in five new campers polled indicated they’re likely/very likely to continue camping this year.

One business that has benefited from this booming interest in outdoor adventuring is Core Equipment, whose camping products enjoyed a 75% sales increase last year. I interviewed CEO Nick Vaughn for an article that appears in the latest issue of The Costco Connection magazine, available here.