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Colliers arranges sale of Splash Magic Campground in Northumberland, Pa.


Splash Magic Campground, located on the Susquehanna River, has 295 sites inclusive of seasonal and transient RV hook-up sites, cabins, and a host of amenities

Guardian, LLC, doing business as Rjourney, a family investment company that is building a portfolio of distinctive RV parks and campgrounds nationwide, has purchased Splash Magic Campground for an undisclosed price. The family-friendly campground, located on 46 acres in Northumberland, Pa., sits on the Susquehanna River in the Susquehanna River Valley. 

Splash Magic Campground has hundreds of full RV hook-up sites, as well as 39 cabins with heat and air conditioning, full kitchens and bathrooms. The property features two large swimming pools, two water slides, an in-ground hot tub, miniature golf course, bumper boats, and a playground. 

Andrew Cantor, Matt Putnam and Dan Grovatt of the Colliers’ Leisure Property Advisors team, as well as Russ Williamson of Colliers’ Manufactured Housing & RV Group, facilitated the transaction. The seller was Ronald P. Brown. 

Splash Magic Campground has built a popular following as a family-friendly vacation destination over the last 20 years. The park is known for its on-site water park and family friendly activities, as well as its proximity to several state parks. That made it a great fit for the buyer, who is currently looking to acquire unique campground destinations around the country.” 
Dan Grovatt, Managing Director, Leisure Property Advisors, Colliers

Rjourney currently owns 21 campgrounds across the nation from Washington to Pennsylvania. Each campground is equipped with amenities and activities designed for solo travelers and families alike. 

In addition to its on-site amenities, Splash Magic Campground offers a variety of organized family activities and special events throughout the year. The property also includes a campground store, snack shack, pavilions, laundry and bathroom facilities, and golf cart rentals. 

The leisure space has been a big winner during the COVID-19 pandemic, as boat and RV usage exploded. From an investment perspective, that’s resulted in marinas and campgrounds finding new favor in the eyes of investors. Splash Magic Campground was no different. It was a competitive sale process that resulted in six offers above listing price.” 
Andrew Cantor, Managing Director, Leisure Property Advisors, Colliers

Splash Magic is a key addition to the growing Rjourney platform due to its strong reputation as a family friendly campground. Moving forward, the buyer plans to capitalize on this strong reputation to continue to offer a family-friendly camping environment for year to comes. 

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Matt Putnam

Managing Director, Leisure Property Advisors


Matt Putnam is a founding partner and Managing Director of the Leisure Property Advisors. He specializes in the sale of marina, golf and leisure properties throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to becoming a broker, he served as the financial analyst and marketing coordinator for the National Golf and Resort Properties Group for two years. Mr. Putnam has held an active real estate license since 2006 and been in the Leisure Properties industry since 2009.

In addition to investment sales, Matt and his team focus on building advisory relationships with clients and routinely provide market research, financial analysis and management best practices at every point through the property ownership life cycle. Matt has served a wide range of clientele from single property owner-users to $100B pension funds and everything in between.

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Andrew Cantor

Managing Director, Brokerage


Andrew Cantor is a founding partner and Managing Director for the Leisure Property Advisors, which specializes in the brokerage of marinas and other leisure focused properties throughout the United States and Caribbean.  Andrew works closely with Matt Putnam, Dan Grovatt and Kate Meyer on the execution of the team’s marina and leisure property assignments. 

Andrew brings over 25 years of real estate transaction and advisory experience to Colliers, including over 15 years specializing in marina and golf assets.  In addition to his expertise in property sales, Andrew is recognized as an expert in marina and golf course finance.  In 2004, Mr. Cantor started Textron Financial’s marina lending program, which he grew into the largest marina lender in the nation. As a member of Textron’s Golf Finance Division, he underwrote over $600M in acquisition, refinance and construction loans on golf courses and resorts throughout North America.  Prior to Textron, he was Director of Acquisitions for KSL Fairways where he played a key role on a team that purchased eight golf facilities and the Doral Resort.  Mr. Cantor started his career at Arthur Andersen in the Real Estate Services Group.

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Dan Grovatt

Managing Director, Leisure Property Advisors


Dan joined Colliers International Tampa Bay Florida in 2018 as a founding partner and Director of the Leisure Property Advisors.  Dan specializes in marina and leisure property investment sales across the United States and regularly assists clients with the disposition and acquisition of leisure driven real estate assets.  As part of the Leisure Property Advisors strategic asset advisory program, Mr. Grovatt also routinely provides clients with strategic asset analyses and investment planning throughout their investment cycle.

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