We just wrapped up SAM's 11th annual Summer Ops Camp, a series of seminars, workshops and site visits that explore the state of the art in summer operations. This year’s event was held in Gatlinburg, TN, Sept. 3-5. Attendees got a hands-on experience with a wide range of summer activities, explore product offerings with a diverse group of suppliers and network with fellow operators and experts.
Gatlinburg is a mountain town in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park (11.4 million) in the U.S. The area draws visitors from all over the country and they spend a whopping $3.4 billion in sales at the many area attractions, activites, food and bev and lodging. Summer Ops Camp attendees had an unprecedented inside look at what draws so many summer guests to this "Magical mountain experience." Click here to learn more about Gatlinburg.
Check out the 2019 camp photo gallery and camper testimonials.
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SUMMER OPS CAMP TESTIMONIALS
"The intensive time learning, sharing and trying activities with other operators was exactly what my team and I needed to understand how to improve our summer business.” —Camp Attendee
“My team and I gained so much from this small group setting. I took something from every conversation. My third year coming...keep it up!” —Camp Attendee
"I learned so much at this conference. The vibe, organization and hospitality was superb.” —Camp Attendee
“I like that is shakes up the typical interactions that you would expect from other tradeshows. Much more organic this way.” —Camp Partner
"Summer Ops Camp was the perfect combination: on-point sessions about opportunities and pitfalls. On-hill workshops and demonstrations to better understand the customer experience. Valuable networking events in the evening that make it easy to connect with fellow operators about summer possibilities." — Camp Attendee
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