Award winning Campgrounds

Camp-Resort Of The Year: Fremont, Indiana

This campground was recognized as “Camp-Resort of the Year” for excellence in management, operations, appearance and performance.

A tradition of camping excellence is what you’ll find at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Fremont, Indiana.

Located near the Indiana/Michigan border on a 100-acre spring-fed fishing lake, this Camp-Resort was presented with the “2013 Camp-Resort of the Year” award by the Jellystone Park™ franchise. The award recognizes overall excellence in management, operations, appearance and performance.

Owned and operated by the Barry and Corcimiglia families, this Jellystone Park™ boasts 540 campsites, rustic and deluxe cabins, plus a wide range of guest amenities. The Fremont location joined the Jellytone Park™ franchise in 1980 and has consistently been recognized for its outstanding facilities, leadership and enthusiasm. This is the third time Fremont has been Camp-Resort of the Year, also being honored in 1999 and 2006.

Fremont Jellystone Park™ has everything you need for family fun, especially for those who like water. Enjoy an indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, a water splash park, 3 giant water slides, paddle boat & row boat rentals and fishing. Families who aren’t traditional campers can stay in one of the parks deluxe cabins which include a bathroom and kitchenette. Other amenities at Jellystone Park™ Fremont include a kiddy train, basketball courts, mini-golf, five playgrounds, a well-stocked snack bar plus tons of activities and theme weekends.


Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts Honored For Camping Excellence

Each year during our franchise annual convention, Leisure Systems, Inc (LSI) recognizes those Camp Resorts and operators who have distinguished themselves in certain areas of operations and facilities. Listed below are those awards and an explanation of how franchises qualify.

Excellence Award: Awarded to Camp-Resorts that rate 90% and higher on the inspection of their facilities and operations by LSI inspectors.

Pinnacle Club: Awarded to Camp-Resorts that rate 95% and higher on the inspection of their facilities and operations by LSI inspectors.

Special Recognition Awards: Recipients have distinguished themselves as leaders in particular award categories. The categories are Facility Themeing, Landscaping, Store Design, Comfort Station, Recreational Programming, Website Design, Brochure Design, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Inspection.

Outstanding Customer Service: Awarded to Camp-Resorts that score an 8.6 (out of 10) or higher on the annual customer satisfaction survey.

Campground Franchise Achievement Awards

These are major awards presented to those Camp-Resorts that have received the highest recognition possible in specific park operations. They are listed below.

Highest Inspection Rating “The Carroll Award”: Named after prior Jellystone Park operators and field consultants, the recipient of this award achieved the highest inspection rating of all Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp- Resorts.  Current Winner: Gatlinburg, TN

Entrepreneur of the Year: Camp-Resorts showing the strongest growth in business over the prior year receive this award.  Current Winners: Harrisville, PA;  Nashville, TN;  Waller, TX

Operator of The Year: This award is presented to the individual or individuals directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Camp-Resort. It represents excellence in management, improved inspection ratings, and growth in business.  Current Winners: Garcia Family – Marion, NC;  Steve Stafford – Burleson, TX

Maple Leaf Award: This award is presented to a Canadian Franchisee for their commitment and dedication to the Jellystone System.  Current Winner: Toronto, Ontario

Facility of the Year: Recipients are Camp-Resorts that have added new amenities/facilities to the operation. They have also showed sustained improvements to the facilities.  Current Winner: Pittsfield, IL;  Luray, VA

Jim Webb Spirit Award: Named after an individual who has played a major role in the success of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park franchise system. This award is presented to the franchisee who has embodied the same spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to the Jellystone System that Mr. Webb has displayed throughout his entire career.  Current Winner: Bryant Management – Pelahatchie, MSCherokee, NCMilton, PA;  Waller, TX;  Warrens, WI

Dan O’Connell Service Award: This award is in recognition of an individual’s strong support and work towards the improvement and growth and the campground industry.  Current Winner: Erv Banes – Frankenmuth, MI and Dana Gabriel – Swansea, SC

Chairman’s Award: This award is presented every 5 years to a franchisee who has been the greatest influence on others within the Jellystone Park Franchise System. This individual through their effort, their deeds and their example-has demonstrated what it means to be a true leader among their peers.  2009 Winner: Roger Barry – Fremont, Indiana