Camp Jellystone has a seasoned Operations staff ready to assist in a variety of business functions. In addition, each park is assigned a Regional Director of Operations who is available for consultation and advice.
Here are some of the tools and support specific to operations:
Business Plan – Created to assist franchisees in acquiring bank financing, this 50-page document provides background on CJS and includes portions where park-specific information can easily be inserted. A five year projection worksheet is included as well. Not sure you need a business plan? Visit the Small Business Administration website for 10 Reasons All Business Owners Should Plan.
NPP (National Purchasing Partners) – CJS partners with NPP to provide discounts (up to 50 percent) on common operational items from vendors such as Verizon, Staples, and Fastenal.
Vendor Relationships – CJS works with established, knowledgeable vendors for a variety of park operations including water features, cabins, signage and financing.
Software – The Franchise Package includes a proprietary reservations, front office and POS (Point of Sale) system for a low monthly fee. Includes online, real-time reservations and training.
Franchise Assessment Review & Recommendations – Each location is reviewed annually in order to ensure standards are being met, however it is also used as a consulting tool designed to help improve your business. In addition, it allows one-on-one time with operations staff for feedback and strategy.
Joey Coleman & Rick Coleman – Tabor City, NC
In 2001, we began a unique challenge to build a campground on our family farm 35 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. People responded to our design of large concrete pads, full hook-ups, plenty of open space, and ultimate customer service. But we soon had “growing pains” with procedures and operations.
In 2003, we joined Jellystone Park™. The operations… Read more
Bob & Beth Ryan – Mannford, OKOur family has been a franchisee for over 30 years. The support that both the franchisor and fellow franchisees offer goes above and beyond expectations.
Daren & Lorraine Carlson – Hocking Hills, OH
The Jellystone Park brand has made a huge difference in our business. If we had 50 more sites and more cabins, they’d be filled every weekend.
Theresa Isaacson – Caledonia, WI
We’re going to be entering our 13th season, and I sure would hate to own a property without being Yogi branded. The reason we really like Jellystone Parks is because of the support behind us. With 80 other parks in the system, we have 80 sources of question-and-answer type people to go to. The support is wonderful. The franchise, the CJS system itself – their … Read more
Erv & Marilyn Banes – Frankenmuth, MI
We decided to convert to the Jellystone Park™ system in 1996 because the market conditions were changing. Several of our colleagues had converted and grown in the process. We found that by changing our customer base to families, rather than seniors, we expanded.
The advantage of a Jellystone Park™ is that it is so much more alive than the average park. Plu… Read more
Bill Pott – Cave City, KYI really like the way it brings me a nice class of customers. I get happy families. I get people who want to come and to spend money to have fun. They enjoy our park. It’s just wonderful they way they come in, and you get so many that want to meet the other guests, they want to go have fun on the Jumping Pillow, then they want to go to the Splash Pad – and they want … Read more
Rich & Nancy Felber – Mt. Gilead, OHAfter 5 years with the Jellystone Park franchise, we have shown a 75% revenue increase and our confidence in the future is at an all-time high!
Susan Novotny – South Haven, MIWithin 5 years, we have more than tripled our revenue. We have no regrets becoming a franchisee of Jellystone Park!
Denny Quigley & Tami Alessio – Harrisville, PA2011 was our first year as a Jellystone Park™. Since then, we have definitely noticed that we are attracting a lot more guests from a much larger radius that extends nationwide. And we are seeing more guests from Canada. Over this three year time period, our store sales have increased almost 45%! The increased business also helped to allow us to do… Read more
Chip Smith – Monticello, IAWe got into the Jellystone Park brand at the beginning of last year. This is the end of our first season. We are pretty excited about it. What I like most about the brand is the fact that they are drawing in families from three hours away. They all know what we’re there for, and they’re willing to spend a longer time at our park than just the weekend. The inv… Read more