How We Got Here

Our story starts with our customers, the campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Camping World began in 1966 as a small store in Beech Bend Park outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky. What began as a way to fulfill campers’ requests for supplies has grown into the largest outdoor lifestyle retailer with over 190 stores and over 14,000 employees.

  Explore over 50 years of Camping World history.

Camping World is the leading RV and outdoor lifestyle retailer providing new products, services, and support to recreationists everywhere.
Good Sam provides everything customers need to have a good trip- from savings on fuel and campgrounds to roadside assistance and other specialty services. 
Meet Our CEO, Marcus Lemonis
Marcus Lemonis is living the American Dream through hard work, determination, passion, and compassion. Born in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, in 1973, Marcus showed an entrepreneurial spirit at an early age.  Those who have had the chance to hear his story through his moving speaking engagements would say that he is humble, down to earth and 100 percent brutally honest.

Explore a Future with
Camping World