Summer Ops Camp is a three-day, all-inclusive program designed for attendees to experience summer attractions and activities as our customers do while exploring new business opportunities with fellow operators and experts. View the schedule-at-a-glance below and check back as we add new sessions and tours.
Space is limited to ensure an immersive experience for all attendees. It is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't wait to register. It sells out every year.
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2019 Gatlinburg Schedule-at-a-Glance
Tuesday, September 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Camp registration at Margaritaville Gatlinburg
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Field trips to CLIMBworks for ziplines and e-bike mountain biking
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Vendor cocktail and dinner reception at Margaritaville
8:00 pm: Nightime zip coaster and mountain coaster at Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park
9:00 pm: Gatlinburg at night - music, activities and more.
Wednesday, September 4
7:30 am - 10:00 am: Breakfast and sessions at Anakeesta
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Anakeesta activities
11:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch and vendor demos at Ober Gatlinburg
1:00 pm- 4:30 pm: Sessions TBD
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm: BBQ, beers and whiskey tastings at the Boyne SkyLift Park and new SkyBridge.
8:00 pm: Gatlinburg at night - music, activities and more.
Thursday, September 5
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Vendor Showcase Breakfast
9:45 am - 11:45 am: Sessions TBD
11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch and activities at the Lumber Jack Feud in Pigeon Forge
2:00 pm: Optional off-site tours
Pricing and Travel
Packages are all-inclusive of two nights of lodging at Margaritaville Gatlinburg, all meals, sessions, workshops, outdoor demos, drink tickets, a welcome bag and off-site tours. All package prices are per person. Prices will increase July 1, 2019.
Early bird package pricing for Summer Ops Camp 2019 in Gatlinburg is as follows:
- $775 single package ($815 after June 30)
- $660 double package, per person ($685 after June 30)
- $525, local, non-lodging package ($550 after June 30)
If you're not within driving distance to Gatlinburg we recommend air travel to McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, which is about an hour drive from Gatlinburg. A taxi, Lyft or Uber from the airport will cost about $40-$50, and there are rental options if you plan to explore more of the surrounding area before or after camp. (Stay tuned for more of these opportunities!)
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