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Legacy Resorts Chief Happy With LSI

February 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Legacy Resorts Chief Happy With LSI 

Well over half of the nation’s campgrounds are small businesses that are independently owned and operated. Many of them are run by husband-and-wife teams. But in recent years, growing numbers of independent campgrounds have joined the Jellystone Park network, taking advantage of Jellystone’s name recognition, its marketing, and its focus on family activities and entertainment, according to an announcement from Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), which franchises the Jellystone system.

Larger companies have also invested in the Jellystone Park concept, including Texas-based Legacy RV Resorts, which owns and operates 14 campgrounds, including five Jellystone Parks in five states.

Bruce Bryant, Legacy’s owner, has been in the campground business since 1986. He purchased his first Jellystone Park in 2003. He said he was intimidated at first about getting involved with a Jellystone Park because he thought it would be more labor intensive than running a typical campground.

“But at one point I ended up buying an existing Jellystone Park,” Bryant said, “so I got into the Jellystone Park business by default. And I found that although it is more labor intensive, it can also be much more rewarding from a revenue standpoint.”

Converting an existing campground to a Jellystone Park can also result in substantial gains in revenue of 20 to 30 percent annually, largely because of Jellystone’s name recognition and its focus on families.

“I was really surprised by the amount of business it generated almost immediately after converting our Milton, Pa. location to a Jellystone Park,” Bryant said. “Being a Jellystone says to people in general that ‘This is a family park’ and, to me, the future of camping is families. More than anything, Jellystone Parks speak to families and attract that kind of clientele.”

“I was just amazed at the cachet that comes with Yogi Bear. I was totally astonished because I grew up watching Yogi cartoons and was certainly aware of Yogi and of Jellystone Parks and was amazed to find that so many of today’s kids have heard of Yogi and have watched Yogi cartoons. The kids just love to see the characters — Yogi and Boo Boo and Ranger Smith and so forth. That really adds a lot and solidifies the whole family experience. It gets the kids really excited.”

Merchandise also adds another lucrative dimension to Jellystone Parks.

“That’s one thing that went way beyond my expectations,” Bryant said. “The marketability of all things related to Yogi and Jellystone is absolutely incredible. The kind of sales generated in our stores is nothing short of phenomenal. As people come in to buy those kinds of souvenirs, they almost always buy additional items. That’s been one of the unexpected benefits of being a Yogi franchisee.”

Bryant said he’s also been surprised by the amount of freedom LSI has given him as a Jellystone Park franchisee.

“Personally, I put a huge amount of stock in my ability to make my own decisions, to be as independent as I can, and I have to say that was one of the things I was concerned about the most when I took on a Jellystone franchise. How much was the Jellystone franchisor going to want to dip their fingers into my business and start trying to make decisions on my behalf? I was really worried about that. But it hasn’t been that way at all. Aside from meeting certain standards, I have been allowed to make my own decisions about numerous things.”

Bryant said he has also been pleased by the extent to which Jellystone Park franchisees know one another and share ideas and information with each other to help grow their respective businesses.

“Everybody is more than willing to share their information, their successes, and their failures. It’s good to know about both because we always have both. You don’t want to make the same mistakes that someone else has made. I don’t want someone else to make the same mistakes I’ve made, so we’re able to share ideas.”

Leisure Systems also provides extensive training through workshops and symposiums.

“There is no charge to attend the symposium. All the seminars are paid for. All of the meals are paid for.”

LSI also pays for guest-research surveys, which help franchisees improve their operations.

“We have a pretty sophisticated company that does surveys for all the franchisees,” Bryant said. “So we’re able to learn from that information — things about areas where we can increase rates, areas where we need to improve and so on.”

LSI fees and royalties are also very fair, he said.

“I think everything about the franchisor has been very fair, very reasonable,” Bryant said. “It’s been a great partnership.”

Seasonal Camping Grows for Jellystone Parks

July 22, 2013 by · Comments Off on Seasonal Camping Grows for Jellystone Parks 

One of the seasonal sites at the Jellystone Pakr in Woodbridge, N.Y.

Diana Mendez and her husband, Miguel, live in Queens, N.Y. But every weekend they escape to the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Woodridge, N.Y., where they have rented a seasonal campsite for the past 23 summers.

Unlike typical campsites, which are rented by the night, families who rent seasonal campsites rent them for the whole season, usually at a discounted rate. And because the campsite is theirs, they can leave their RV on site and don’t have to worry about packing and unpacking every time they want to camp, according to a news release.

“It’s like a sanctuary for me,” said Diana Mendez, who works with children with disabilities. “We work hard during the week and we all look forward to coming here on weekends. It’s always a wonderful experience.”

“Across the country, growing numbers of families are renting campsites at Jellystone Parks for the entire camping season,” said Michele Wisher, a spokesperson for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Jellystone Parks across the country.

Seasonal campsites also provide an important revenue stream, accounting for 11% of Jellystone Park income in 2012, while making up about 16% of its campsites.

In addition to offering seasonal campsites, swimming pools and other amenities, Jellystone Parks are famous for providing fun family activities that include everything from crafts and games to “hey rides,” birthday parties with the bears and daily appearances by Yogi Bear.

Diana Mendez said there are many other benefits to seasonal camping at Jellystone Parks. She said her family has developed close relationships with other seasonal campers. She added that there’s nothing better than camping when it comes to strengthening family relationships.

The Mendezes raised both of their children camping at Jellystone Park. The kids are now 19 and 17, but they still enjoy camping. “I think that it brings you closer together as a family,” she said. “You’re in an RV, so you’re forced to always be together. And at nighttime, you can make campfires with your family and friends and it becomes very intimate.”

For more information about the Jellystone Park in Woodridge, please visit www.nyjellystone.com.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 79 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Its Camp-Resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Park River Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.campjellystone.com.

 

Keith Russell Was Jellystone Park Rising Star

January 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on Keith Russell Was Jellystone Park Rising Star 

Keith Russell, a rising star in the Jellystone Park network and a strong proponent of ARVC, died unexpectedly over the holidays while visiting with his newest grandchild.

Russell, 65, co-owned and operated the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Horn Lake, Miss., with his wife, Penny. He died Jan. 2.

“I counted Keith as one of my closest friends in the franchise system,” said Rob Schutter, who holds dual roles as ARVC chairman and COO of Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), which franchises Jellystone Parks across the country. “I will greatly miss him, his sense of humor and his counsel.”

Russell built his park from scratch in 2007 and joined the Jellystone Park system in 2008. “He immersed himself in the ‘Yogi’ way of life,” Schutter said. “His facility was consistently rated in the Top 10 of our system in ratings for facilities and customer satisfaction.”

Indeed, the Russells were named “Rookies of the Year” in 2009 and won Leisure Systems’ Pinnacle awards every year since then as well. Their park also won Leisure Systems’ “Facility of the Year” award in 2010 as well as a “Landscaping Award” for park beautification in 2011.

“He just recently completed a major expansion at this property, which saw the installation of a jumping pillow, sport courts and 14 full-service cabins,” Schutter said.

Russell was well respected in the LSI system and was elected to LSI’s Franchise Advisory Board in 2010, just two years after joining the network.

“He was inspiring to the other franchisees,” Schutter said. “People loved to be around him. He was one of those unique individuals who captures your attention. His easy going nature put you at ease and you came to respect him as an individual and as a business person. He just had that ability to get you to like him, and you could always expect a phone call from him out of the blue. He was always looking for input from other individuals. He never thought of himself as being an expert in all things. He would absorb what he could and utilize other peoples experiences.”

Beyond his professional achievements, ARVC President and CEO Paul Bambei said Russell had the character traits that exemplify America’s private park operators. “For me,” Bambei said, “Keith represents what I like most about this industry. He certainly was an individual with a great sense of humor and great Southern hospitality. He worked hard and did everything he knew how to do to make you feel at home.”

Bambei met Russell in April of 2011. “He hosted the first 20 Group meeting I ever went to at his park in Mississippi, and during those couple of days we got to know each other really well. I just found him to be a great supporter of ARVC and just a genuinely nice guy, whom I will miss,” he said.

Russell also had another quality many admired, which was not to take life too seriously. Schutter remembers a joke Russell played on him when he first joined the Jellystone Park network.

“I called him in the morning and told him that Kelly Jones and James Eaton would be at his park in 45 minutes to begin on site training,” Schutter recalled. “Then, about five or six hours later, Keith called me and said they still hadn’t arrived. I apologized profusely and told him I would find out what happened right away. So I called Kelly and asked her where she was. She told me, ‘I’m sitting across the table from Keith, which is where I’ve been for several hours.’ Then I heard Keith in the background saying, ‘Gotcha!’”

Me-Me LeBlanc, who co-owns the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Robert, La., said she enjoyed Russell’s sense of humor. “He didn’t take himself too seriously, but he took his business seriously,” she said.

Russell is survived by his wife, Penny, his son, Jimmy; his daughters, Holly, Jessica and Amy; and eight grandchildren.

 

Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park Earns Honor

January 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park Earns Honor 

 

Yogi and Boo Boo get a lift at the Jellystone Park in Delaware Beaches, Del.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Delaware Beaches is now one of the highest rated Jellystone Parks in the country, according to a news release.

Entering its third camping season, the 277-site park has just received a Pinnacle Award from Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), which franchises Jellystone Parks. The Pinnacle Award is given to parks that rate 95% or higher on the inspection of their facilities and operations by LSI inspectors.

“This is a real honor for us,” said park owner Brent Fannin, “especially since we’ve only been part of the Jellystone Park chain since the spring of 2011.”

The Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Delaware Beaches is one of Delaware’s newest and most modern campgrounds. Situated just off of Route 1 in Lincoln, Delaware Jellystone is within minutes of the popular Delaware Beaches, the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, tax-free outlet shopping, casinos, state parks, museums and tourist attractions as well as some of the finest seafood and culturally diverse restaurants in the state.

The park encompasses 32 acres of spacious, big-rig friendly RV sites as well as cabin and RV rentals. Each site comes complete with water, sewer and electric, including free cable television and wireless Internet service. Amenities include a large swimming pool, camp store, laundry facility, dog run, playground, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pits, a game room and, of course, lots of supervised themed activities and entertainment for all ages.

“We’ve had two years of growth since joining the Jellystone Park chain,” Fannin said. “More and more people are becoming excited that there is a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort here in Delaware. They appreciate not only our commitment to cleanliness and customer service but also the safe, fun and entertaining environment we create each and every day. With an assortment of themed weekends we offer here, from Olympic competitions to Mardi Gras to Christmas in July, there is sure to be something going on for all ages.”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Delaware Beaches is open this year from April 1 to Nov. 3. Seasonal campsites are also offered for the 2013 camping season — a camping option that not only yields big savings, but also makes for a great summer at the beach, while enabling families to spend quality time away from home anytime all season long. More information is available at www.delawarejellystone.com.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Its camp-resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corp, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.campjellystone.com.

 

 

 

A Look Inside the Nation’s Top Jellystone Park

November 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on A Look Inside the Nation’s Top Jellystone Park 

The Picnic Basket Dump at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Warrens, Wis.

The Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Warrens, Wis., has received this year’s “Camp-Resort of the Year” award from Leisure Systems Inc., the Milford, Ohio-based company that franchises Jellystone Parks across the country.

The Warrens park, which has 645 RV sites, 132 cabins and a 100,000-square-foot outdoor water park, was cited for its outstanding customer service and guest reviews, attractiveness of facilities and dramatic double digit growth in each of the last two years, according to a news release.

“Achieving this kind of double digit growth is significant, especially during a recession,” said Rob Schutter, COO of Leisure Systems, which franchises 78 Jellystone Parks across the country.

The award was also a noteworthy achievement for Friendswood, Texas-based Legacy RV Resorts, which purchased the Warrens Jellystone three years ago. Legacy RV Resorts also owns Jellystone Parks in Cherokee, N.C., Milton, Pa., Pelahatchie, Miss., and Waller, Texas, but the Warrens location was the first to receive the “Camp Resort of the Year” award.

The Warrens Jellystone draws camping enthusiasts from throughout Wisconsin as well as Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. And while its outdoor water park is a key attraction, Jellystone Warrens is also regionally famous for its weekend activities, which include live music, organized family activities and entertainment provided by visiting hypnotists and magicians.

“We have something going on every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day,” said Jellystone Warrens manager Dean Bradley, adding that the most popular weekends are Father’s Day, when the park has its annual classic car show, and Labor Day weekend, when it holds a barbecue competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. The park also fills up during the last weekend of September, when Warrens holds its annual Cranfest celebration, the largest cranberry festival in the world.

Jellystone Warrens also has a “Trail of Terror” haunted house from the first week of September through mid-October. “We have an awesome haunted house,” Bradley said. “We have an indoor trail that leads guests through a maze of terror. It’s pretty scary. We have quite a few people who leave there pretty quickly.”

Jellystone Warrens has two on-site food service facilities and an on-site store, which makes it possible for guests to remain at the resort without having to leave for food or supplies to make their vacation complete. The park is open from April 15 to mid-October each year. Warrens Jellystone will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. For more information, please visit the park’s website at www.jellystonewarrens.com.

 

 

Indiana Jellystone Gets Spooky for Halloween

September 21, 2012 by · Comments Off on Indiana Jellystone Gets Spooky for Halloween 

People are used to seeing campgrounds filled with RVs and tents. But have you ever seen a campground decked out for Halloween? Imagine telling ghost stories around a campfire or taking a haunted walk through the woods.

According to a press release, it’s happening at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across the country, including the Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Ind., which has three consecutive Halloween-themed weekends in October after its Oktoberfest themed weekend being held Oct. 5-7.

“We still have some campsites and cabins left, but they’re filling up quickly,” said Jessica Jarosinski, a front desk staff member at the Bloomington campground.

While the Oktoberfest weekend will feature German-themed crafts and games, the park’s Halloween weekends include a magic pumpkin patch, costume judging, pumpkin painting and trick or treating. The weekend of Oct. 12-14 also has a Saturday night Monster Mash street dance, while haunted walks in the woods are slated for the last two weekends of the month.

Jellystone Parks usually offer a mix of both scary and not so scary activities, which are designed to appeal to young children as well as teens and adults. For accommodations, the Bloomington campground offers RV and tent campsites, plus a variety of cabins.

In September, guests can take advantage of this special: Stay in a campsite or cabin between now and September 27 and you’ll receive a coupon for $30 off of a campsite or $50 off a cabin stay in 2013 (to be used before Memorial Day weekend.)

For more information on upcoming events or to make a reservation, visit www.lakemonroejellystone.com.

 

 

Jellystone Park Offers Seasonal Campers A Different World

June 21, 2012 by · Comments Off on Jellystone Park Offers Seasonal Campers A Different World 

Campers enjoy the outdoors at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort near Gloucester Point, Va.

In his best-selling book, “Last Child in the Woods,” author Richard Louv laments the fact that Americans, for a variety of reasons, no longer feel comfortable letting their children run free to explore their neighborhoods and their natural environments.

Tracy Watson, 36, feels the same way, even though she and her family live in a nice neighborhood in Powhatan, Va.

But when Watson goes to the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Hayes, Va., near Gloucester Point, it’s a different world, according to a news release. There, she’s surrounded by families with young children and she feels she can allow her 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son the same level of freedom she had when she was growing up.

“It’s like you can just let them loose,” Watson said. “Once I get there, the kids run and play. They have a great time. They know their boundaries. I feel comfortable and safe.”

And the kids?

“They absolutely love it,” Watson said, adding that they camp there almost every weekend.

Watson and her children are “seasonal campers” at Jellystone Park, which means they rent a campsite for the entire camping season at a reduced rate. This way, they can leave their RV at the park, fully stocked with whatever they need, and use it like a vacation cottage. They also avoid the cost of storing their RV back home.

“All you have to do is throw some clothes in a bag and head to the campground,” she said.

And once they get there, the kids immerse themselves in the park’s activities and the swimming pool, which has new slides. “My son goes up the ladder and down the slides. My daughter likes to walk around with friends and do crafts on Saturday mornings,” Watson said.

The Jellystone Park in Hayes is one of four Jellystone Parks in Virginia. The others are located in Luray, Natural Bridge Station and Emporia. More information about the Jellystone Park in Hayes, including the park’s activity schedule, is available at www.jellystonegp.com.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada.

Seasonal Campers Find Respite at Delaware Jellystone Park

June 20, 2012 by · Comments Off on Seasonal Campers Find Respite at Delaware Jellystone Park 

Rising fuel costs have little impact on Thad and Rita Frost, who work as elementary school teachers.

They rent a seasonal campsite at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Lincoln, Del., which is only 15 minutes away from their home in Milford. They leave their RV there for the whole summer and camp with their two children, 11- and 14-year-old boys, whenever they want, which is usually most weekends.

“Even though it’s close to home, we feel like we’re on vacation,” Thad Frost said. “I don’t have to drive two hours to feel that way.”

“Across the country, growing numbers of families are renting campsites at Jellystone Parks for the entire camping season, including many who live less than a half-hour away,” said Michele Wisher, a spokesperson for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Jellystone Parks across the country.

Frost said there are numerous benefits to camping close to home.

For starters, he said, his family can still have a weekend away from home, even if the boys have soccer or football practice. The Frosts can also bring their pets along whenever they want to.

“One of the reasons we picked this park is we have five pets — three dogs and two cats. Being this close, we’ll bring the pets out for a day or two and then take them home.”

Frost said Jellystone Park offers a fun, safe and secure place for families, and lots of organized activities for children, so they feel comfortable letting their kids have the run of the campground without having to supervise them every second.

“When my 11-year-old and I show up at the campground, he takes off as soon as we get there and I don’t see him again until 8:30 or 9 p.m. He meets other kids. He plays with them. He gets involved in activities. He’s always shooting basketball or riding bikes.”

In fact, when they’re at Jellystone Park, both of the Frosts’ children wind up doing more physical activity than they do at home. But since they are away from home, Frost and his wife can actually relax without getting involved in household chores.

During the school year, the Frosts even go to Jellystone Park during the week to grade papers or do other school work in the peaceful campground setting.

Frost said renting a seasonal campsite at a campground close to home is the best way to make use of an RV.

“We’re getting a lot of use out of our RV now,” he said, and it doesn’t matter as much what happens with fuel prices.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkCamp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada.

Jellystone Park to Host Annual White Bass Roundup May 5

April 25, 2012 by · Comments Off on Jellystone Park to Host Annual White Bass Roundup May 5 

Encore’s Jellystone Park and Camp Resort in Fremont, Wis., will host its annual White Bass Roundup May 5.

Open to registered guests only, the fishing tournament will award prizes for first, second and third place. Door prizes will be awarded to all registered anglers, according to a news release.

The tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Following weigh-ins, prizes will be awarded to the top three anglers with the greatest total weight from their five largest white bass. There is no entry fee to participate.

This resort is situated on the banks of Partridge Lake, a scenic lake that has 990 acres of shallow and reedy water full of bluegill, perch, largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, catfish and walleye. The Wolf River Flowage, famous for walleye and white bass, is just a mile downstream.

Live bait, tackle and fishing licenses are available from the bait and tackle store. The marina offers kayak, canoe, paddleboat, johnboat and pontoon boat rentals. On-site boat ramps and boat slip rentals give lake access for personal boats.

Encore’s Fremont Jellystone Park and Camp Resort is located at E6506 State Road 110 in Fremont.

 

Family Reunions Happening More Often at Campgrounds

April 10, 2012 by · Comments Off on Family Reunions Happening More Often at Campgrounds 

Yogi Bear welcomes family reunions

When the Montoya family has its family reunion this summer, they expect close to 450 people to show up, including a great grandmother, who turns 100 this year.

“We’ll spend an entire weekend together with potlucks and activity gatherings,” George Garcia, a family spokesman, stated in a news release. “We even have our talent show, with music ranging from mariachi to top 40 and oldies. Several of our family members are very talented singers and musicians.”

They also have their own art show and each family member will spend some time writing down their best recollections of Montoya family history as far back as anyone can remember. And on Sunday, they’ll celebrate Mass together.

But they’re not going to do this at a hotel.

Instead, the five generations of the Montoya family will congregate at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Larkspur, Colo., a relatively low cost venue that has the added benefit of being in the great outdoors.

“Our family loves camping. It’s something that’s gotten down from generation to generation. We never even thought of other options,” Garcia said.

Indeed, for the past several years, the Montoya family has had its reunions in campgrounds. They recently settled on the Jellystone Park in Larkspur because it’s a large park with a variety of options, from tent sites to RV sites to cabins and tipis.

“This way, everybody can camp however they want,” Garcia said. “The people who want to stay in a tent can stay in a tent. And those who have RVs can stay in their RVs. My mom got a cabin. It’s a perfect way for all of us to be together so that we can just be ourselves.”

While the Montoya family reunion is unusually large, the idea of having family reunions in campgrounds is spreading across the country as people look for affordable, innovative ways to spend quality time together, according to Michele Wisher, director of marketing for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Jellystone Parks.

Across the Jellystone system, reunions happen throughout the summer involving families with relatively small groups to huge gatherings like the Montoyas, Wisher said.

Garcia said his family chose the Larkspur Jellystone partly because of its facilities and location in a scenic setting near Denver, which is convenient for most of the Montoya family.

The campground also has numerous amenities, including a grocery store and laundry facility, a 2.1-mile, 18-hole championship disc golf course, which is naturally maintained by herds of friendly goats, a playground, a heated swimming pool, two small fishing ponds, a gem-mining sluice, and a pedal cart track.

The Montoyas plan to make use of the park’s pavilion for their meals and special events. They also plan to make use of the campground’s volleyball courts, Garcia said.

But while Jellystone Parks are famous for having organized family activities and themed weekends, Garcia said the Montoyas already have enough of their own activities planned to keep themselves entertained.

“We’re all very close, from first cousins to sixth cousins,” he said. “We hope to just continue this tradition forever.”

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Its Camp-Resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.campjellystone.com.

 

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