So, OP are you thinking of trying to start a camping business? Some of your posts are confusing, just trying to clarify the actual meaning of your thread.
We're looking at something along the lines of what the folks at Spirit Mountain and Taino Farm are doing, with some differences, and an affiliation with a non-profit organization that currently works within the schooling sector for underprivileged kids (mainly children of Haitian immigrants). Our hope is to offer a farm-based work environment in which a kind of holistic vocational training that may also include hospitality, and forestry training, can take place for those who graduate from the non-profit high school.
An aspect of this farming environment would include what is known as agrotourism, which is definitely being offered/practiced at Taino Farm, and to a lesser extent at Spirit Mountain. But I don't believe either has aligned what they offer to a non-profit school for the underprivileged. I have come across a relationship between the owners of Spirit Mountain and a school in Jarabacoa, but it's not a direct connection.
My reason for creating this thread is kind of two-fold...
Going through the multitude of threads on dr1, I saw where the matter of business idea development has been frowned upon by many and I'm not so much in agreement with a lot of the reasons given. From what I was grasping, much of the business ideas had to do with pretty common business types and not much thought was given to other, perhaps lesser common types. And in the past couple of months, as I've been researching related matters to our project I began to see what was trending in the ecotourism industry sector and related business potential, and thought that, given the threads/comments of dr1 regarding business ideas, I would open a discussion for it.
So to answer your question of whether I'm thinking of starting a camping/campground business in the DR... The answer is not exactly... There might be elements of camping/campground in the project I'm working on, but this is along with some other elements.
Yet... I believe that the development of an active local DR camping/campground community would most certainly be a direct help related to our project, as it would be an asset in developing an overseas interest in the possibility of DR as a camping/campground/ecotourism destination. And perhaps there are dr1 participants whose interest in potential business ideas may be piqued by what is being presented.
Thanks for your comment/question.