With the Spring season right around the corner, my thoughts, and Iím sure yours as well, turn to the upcoming camping season. As our snowbirds return home from our Sunbelt destinations, a season of fun in the sun is about to begin for the rest of us. We are all anxious to get the RV and camping gear out of storage, hit the road, and get out and camp!

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few RV shows and I am always amazed, by not only the growing number of families, boomers, and retirees embracing the RV lifestyle, but also by the new options available in the marketplace. From the innovative RV units with all the bells and whistles, to the new products and RV destinations, it seems the industry as a whole is aiming to make life on the road even more comfortable.

We embrace a similar strategy as it relates to our offerings, whether it be through upgrading the amenities offered at our campgrounds and RV resorts, the activities scheduled, or the location of our properties. We want to ensure we are meeting your needs and providing you with the best possible standard of RV living and travel.

As the season quickly approaches, we are excited to introduce (or even reintroduce) some of the upgrades that were done at various locations across the Thousand Trails portfolio as well as share the news of future upgrades and recent additions to our Encore RV Resort locations. From new pickleball courts at Palm Springs to a sports loverís dream at Indian Lakes and to the recent upgrades at Lake Conroe, highlighted on page 20, weíre working to accommodate and keep up with whatís popular among our members and guests.

That said, we are no stranger to the popularity of the Jersey shore area as a top vacation destination among our guests, and its popularity only seems to grow. I am happy to announce two of the newest Encore RV Resorts, Mays Landing and Echo Farms. Both are conveniently located to allthe fun the area has to offer. And, best of all, our members always enjoy a discounted rate when visiting our Encore RV Resorts.

Our continued focus is to provide you with product offerings, amenities, activities and upgrades that help to make the RV lifestyle a comfortable one.

I look forward to the camping season and am already counting down the days for more fun in the sun.

Keep up the resolutions you made earlier this year to enjoy the outdoors and get out and camp!

Marguerite Nader
President & CEO