Outer Banks West KOA & Blue Water Honor Healthcare Workers & First Responders with Exclusive Free Appreciation Weekend

Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA and Blue Water Hospitality today announced that they will host a free appreciation weekend event March 26-28 for the region's frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

These "hometown heroes" will enjoy a complimentary weekend of breathtaking Currituck Sound views and family-friendly amenities and activities (both inside and outside the campground's 3,200-square-foot recreation and events space), including arts and crafts, local food trucks, and live entertainment.

This appreciation event is open free of charge to active healthcare workers and first responders – including law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians – who provide valid identification. The number of accommodations at the campground is limited, so reservations are required and must be booked in advance by calling (252) 453-2732 or (800) 563-3136.

Outer Banks West KOA and Blue Water are committed to safeguarding their employees and campers during the ongoing pandemic by adopting appropriate policies and protocols that prioritize everyone's health and safety.

"On behalf of the entire Blue Water and Outer Banks West KOA team, I am grateful that we are in a position to demonstrate our appreciation for the dedicated people who serve on the front lines of our community," Blue Water Regional Manager Greg Linsmeyer said. "Opening up the campground and hosting this free event exclusively for healthcare workers and first responders provides these individuals with a well-deserved opportunity to relax and recharge. They deserve it. We are proud to call Currituck County home and appreciate the close involvement of North Carolina and Virginia's surrounding counties in keeping us all safe. We consider it our privilege to honor the sacrifice and celebrate the achievements of the real-life heroes in our midst."

"It's an amazing piece of property with the best views around, and it is our honor to share it for free with our community's healthcare workers and first responders," said Robin Helfant, Outer Banks West KOA's general manager. "This is the perfect place for the perfect camping experience! It's also a great escape and well-earned break from the pressures of the pandemic for these heroes. The sunsets are magnificent, the amenities are plentiful, and the staff is committed to making ‘happy campers!’”

During this event, Outer Banks West KOA will also be collecting canned food donations for the Lower Currituck Food Pantry and Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Food Pantry to help combat food insecurity in the area. Outer Banks West KOA, along with nearly two dozen other hotels, campgrounds, and attractions in the Blue Water Hospitality portfolio, has a history of giving back to local communities through exclusive discounts, annual giving campaigns, and team volunteer efforts. To learn more about Blue Water's philanthropic initiatives, visit https://bwdc.com/blue-water-gives-back/.

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Outer Banks West KOA/Currituck Sound earns "Most Attractive Business" honors

COINJOCK, North Carolina (Dec. 18, 2020) – Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA has been awarded the Most Attractive Business award by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce (NC). Each year the award is presented to a business that has taken active steps to improve the appearance of the community.

Since becoming a KOA, the campground has undergone a number of improvements aimed at elevating the camper experience. These updates have also helped Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA become a premier business in the local area.

“When we took over the campground it was our goal to create a beautiful, modern space this community could be proud of,” said Todd Burbage, Principal & CEO of Blue Water Development, the company responsible for the project. “We have been really mindful with our updates and focused on prioritizing and preserving the scenic waterfront of the beautiful Outer Banks region of North Carolina.”

Updates to the campground include a renovated welcome center, a state-of-the-art event center, a new camp store and café, and new camper amenities including a playground, arcade, and butterfly garden. Additionally, the campground buildings and cabins were painted in fun colors meant to mimic the tones of a tropical waterfront destination.

Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA has also made extensive upgrades to the campground facilities that are less obvious. Rebuilt water, sewer, and electrical systems ensure comfortable, safe stays for guests in RVs, cabins, and tents. RVers will especially appreciate the widened roads, newly-leveled sites, and new 50-amp pedestals.

“The updates to the campground have been extensive,” noted Dean Geracimos, COO of Blue Water Development. “From new waterfront cottages to the things that are less visible, we’ve done a lot to make sure this is the type of campground that will become a destination for regional, local and national guests.”

So far, it seems that guests have been responding well to the expansive campground updates. Advanced reservations are strong for the upcoming 2021 season.

The Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA is located at 1631 Waterlily Road in Coinjock, North Carolina. Reservations can be made by calling (252) 453-2732 or by visiting their website.

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