Prospective Owners Workshop
Thinking about converting, buying or building a campground? You won’t want to miss our 2018 Prospective Owners Workshop. We are currently working on location and dates for the workshop, so please check back. We’ll also be at the ARVC Insites Convention in November, so stop by and see us!
2017 Workshop – (SOLD OUT)
Why should I consider owning a campground?
Is it better to buy or build?
Should I consider a campground franchise to help me?
How much will it cost to join a franchise?
What type of campground should I purchase?
These questions and more will be addressed during the workshop. Our goal is to provide a broad range of information that will help you decide if converting, buying or purchasing a campground is right for you. The 1.5-day workshop includes educational sessions, a tour of the 2017 Jellystone Park Camp-Resort of the Year, networking opportunities, and plenty of time to ask questions. Several instructors are past campground owners and have taught classes at industry conventions and ARVC’s National School of RV Park and Campground Management. They will share industry insights and provide tools for you to make an educated decision. In addition, we have representatives from finance and insurance to provide information about their requirements and processes.
Reserve your spot now. To provide the ultimate learning experience, space is limited and seats will fill fast! Complete the registration form below.
2017 Schedule – Stay tuned for 2018 Workshop dates and details
Saturday, September 16:
- Outdoor Hospitality Industry overview
- Understand different types of campgrounds – destination, seasonal, membership, etc.
- Review the franchise process for conversion, purchases and new builds
- A campground lending representative from Business Finance Depot will discuss financing/banking options
- A campground insurance representative from USI Midwest & Hospitality Insurance will provide an overview of current insurance requirements
- Jellystone Park franchising and our “Advantages of Affiliation”
- Session on “Questions I wish I would have asked prior to buying my park.”
- Buying a campground versus building a campground
- Campground valuation – “Don’t fall in love”
- Campfire Social, Q & A
Sunday, September 17:
- Two-hour tour of Jellystone Park Camp-Resort of the Year – gain insight into the hard work and outstanding rewards of park ownership. You’ll also see potential anciallary revenue opportunities that can be implemented at a campground.
- Additional Q&A
Cost & Registration
Cost: $350/couple which includes:
- Two nights in a Premium Luxury Cottage at North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson, TX – just southwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. 2301 S. Burleson Blvd., Burleson TX 76028. View the Cottages here: http://www.northtexasjellystone.com/premium-luxury-cottages/
- Gift bag
- Saturday lunch
- Saturday evening campfire and social
- Park tour
Download the workshop flyer so you can easily share this information: Jellystone-Park-Prospective-Owners_Workshop Flyer
Contact our Director of Franchise Sales & Development.
Joey Coleman & Rick Coleman – Tabor City, NC
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In 2003, we joined Jellystone Park™. The operations…
Theresa Isaacson – Caledonia, WI
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Roger & Anna Barry – Fremont, IN
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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…
Brent Fannin – Delaware Beaches
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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…
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…
Erv & Marilyn Banes – Frankenmuth, MI
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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 …