When Kampgrounds of America (KOA) came to us to develop a scale model and 3D renderings of what the future of camping in 2030 could look like, we took it a step further with virtual reality. Unveiled at RVX: The RV Experience, we created an immersive experience, putting people inside campsites with five different themes: Coastal, Desert, Forest, Mountain, and Urban.
Through a collaborative design process, we worked closely with KOA to incorporate their feedback and inspired ideas, resulting in unique camping environments based on each particular biome. Using VR technology, we were able to envision the outdoors in an all new way.
Demonstrating KOA’s forward-thinking approach, the concepts include tent sites on movable platforms to transport campers to more secluded areas; elevated campsites in the tree canopy or tucked up along mountain sides; campsites over (or even under) the water; on-site delivery robots/drones for firewood and consumables; solar panels across environments to provide both power and shade where needed; automated site selection and check in; and even electric vehicle charging stations.
Explore for yourself at KOA’s Campground of the Future.