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Yogi Bear Parks Partner with Leave No Trace Center

February 24, 2010 by · Comments Off on Yogi Bear Parks Partner with Leave No Trace Center 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Parks, have forged a new partnership to reach hundreds of thousands of families with Leave No Trace education. The partnership is part of a comprehensive effort to teach outdoor skills and ethics, as well as help make the critical connection between people and the outdoors, according to the Jellystone Park blog.

In March, representatives from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will provide a half-day workshop at the Jellystone Park CARE Conference (Campground Association for Recreation Education). The workshop will focus on frontcountry skills and ethics as well as Leave No Trace activities for children. Over 80 recreation directors, campground owners and managers are expected to attend the hands-on session.

“The number of Americans who go camping is on the rise, thus the timing couldn’t be better,” according to Dana Watts, Leave No Trace’s executive director. “This unique partnership gives us the ability to extend the Leave No Trace program to all of the Jellystone Parks with the goal of integration into their visitor programs.”

She adds, “The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics continues to work to broaden its scope and views the camping community as an important audience to reach with Leave No Trace education. Our partnership with Jellystone Park campgrounds will provide many wonderful opportunities to work with outdoor enthusiasts who travel and camp in RVs. What better time and place to introduce people to Leave No Trace than at Jellystone Parks while families and friends enjoy the outdoors together.”

LSI Presents Awards on 40th Anniversary Cruise

November 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on LSI Presents Awards on 40th Anniversary Cruise 

 

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) named the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Sioux Falls, S.D., as its Camp-Resort of the Year for 2009.

Rob Schutter, president and COO of Leisure Systems Inc., presents the Camp-Resort of the Year award to Donna and Bruce Aljets, owners of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Also pictured are family members (from left) Chad and Christina Lien, Mikelle Mathieson and Ray Aljets.

Rob Schutter, (third from left), president and COO of Leisure Systems Inc., presents the Camp-Resort of the Year award to Donna and Bruce Aljets, owners of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Also pictured are family members (from left) Chad and Christina Lien, Mikelle Mathieson and Ray Aljets.

The award and all other awards from LSI were announced on Nov. 15 during the 40th anniversary cruise aboard the Monarch of the Seas during a cruise to the Bahamas.

LSI COO Rob Schutter presented the award to owners Bruce and Donna Aljets and their family members: Chad and Christina Lien, Ray Aljets and Mikelle Mathieson.

Other major award recipients were:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year, North Java, N.Y.; Woodstock, New Brunswick; Missoula, Mont; and Waller, Texas. Honorable mention to Quarryville, Pa.
  • Operator of the Year, Larry and Kim Jones, Canyon Lake, Texas; Frank and Stefi Davies, Kingston, Nova Scotia; and Jim and Jill Kavicky, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
  • Franchise System Inspection Leader, (The Carroll Award), Tabor City, N.C.
  • Jim Webb Spirit Award, Brent Gasser, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and Randy Isaacson, Caledonia, Wis.
  • Maple Leaf Award, Peter and Janet Clark, Woodstock, New Brunswick.
  • Facility of the Year, Natural Bridge, Va., and North Java, N.Y.
  • Chairman Award, Roger Barry, Fremont, Ind.

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