Prospective Owners Workshop
Now is the perfect time to join the network of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts. There are currently more than 80 franchised locations across the United States and Canada and we’re looking to expand — again!
We’re Smarter Than the Average Franchise
- Ranked the #1 franchise in the camping category by Entrepreneur magazine in 2017 and 2018
- Ranked one of the Top 50 franchises in terms of franchisee satisfaction by FranchiseBusinessREVIEW
- Jellystone Park locations generated an average of $1.6 million in revenue in 2017
- Jellystone Park locations averaged 11% year-over-year growth in 2017
Prospective Owners Workshop Includes
- Two night stay for two in a luxury cottage
- Lunch on Saturday and a Saturday evening campfire and social
- A Jellystone Park gift bag for each attendee
Workshop Topics Include
- Overview of the hospitality industry
- Discussion of the various types of campgrounds
- The Jellystone Park difference
- Tour of a Jellystone Park location
- Advice from current Jellystone Park franchisees
- Introduction to the Jellystone Park conversion process for new and existing campgrounds
- Finance and banking information from Business Finance Depot
- Question-and-answer sessions
Date: Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
Location: 626 Richard Wright Road; Tabor City, NC 24863
Time: Program begins at 9:00 a.m. Sept. 15 and concludes by noon Sept. 16
Cost: $350 per couple
Contact our Director of Franchise Sales & Development.
Roger & Anna Barry – Fremont, IN
When we joined the Jellystone Park™ system in 1980, we were a small operation without a plan. What we have learned through the years from LSI and our fellow Yogi Bear™ owners and operators has been extremely valuable. We now have over 500 sites, RV Sales, waterslides, and a seven family member team of owners and operating managers. We couldn’t have done it w…
Chip Smith – Monticello, IAWe got into the Jellystone 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 investme…
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…
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…
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…
Rick Spear – Estes Park, COWe’ve been in the Jellystone franchise system for 20 years this year. It was a family endeavor to begin with, but over those 20 years we’ve seen significant growth of our campground. In particular, just the last three years in a row we’ve been up double digits, 10-11% points three years in a row. We’ve really been coming on strong, and continue to see good grow…
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 LSI system itself – their …
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 …
Brent Fannin – Delaware Beaches
2011 was our first year as a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™. We saw record occupancy levels with increases of more than 35% year over year! The addition of nine cabins to our park yielded occupancy levels well over 90% each weekend! The conversion to a Jellystone Park™ did exactly what we expected – it grew our business.