Award winning Campgrounds

Camp-Resort Of The Year: Caledonia, WI

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 Caledonia, Wisconsin.

Located near Milwaukee, this family-owned and operated campground has a passion for entertaining families through a robust recreation program. In facy, the park also received a Recreation Award for their program of theme weekends (including five weekends dedicated to Halloween), daily activities, and character events like breakfast with Boo Boo™.

The park’s abundance of activities is complemented by top-notch amenities such as Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, a jumping pillow, and mini-golf that are included with your stay. Other amenities like fishing, a full basketball court, playgrounds, game room and Yogi Bear’s Cave- where children can listen to a bedtime story and tuck Yogi Bear™ into bed- keep kids and adults as busy as they want to be.

In addition, the Isaacson family takes pride in the park’s appearance and high level of customer service, which is why they are also winners of the 2014 Carroll Award- given to the Jellystone Park ™ receiving the highest inspection score- and the Outstanding Customer Service award.

The Caledonia, Wisconsin Jellystone Park ™ has everything you need for family fun! And for those who aren’t traditional campers, choose from a variety of cabin rentals with all the comforts of home.

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: Caledonia, WI

Entrepreneur of the Year: Camp-Resorts showing the strongest growth in business over the prior year receive this award.  Current Winners: Canyon Lake, TX;  Madison, FL;  Milford, DE

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: Rick and Shelly Spear- Estes park, CO;  Jackie Maquire – North Java, NY

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

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: Harrisville, PA;  Woodridge, NY

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: Phil & Analyn Asztalos – Breman, GACherokee, 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: Jim Leaming – Sturbridge, MA


2014 Special Recognition Awards:

Rookie of the Year- Owner: Kyle & Susan Novotny – South Haven, MI; Rich & Nancy Felber – Mt. Gilead, OH

Rookie of the Year- Manager: Enoch & Emma Hartung – Luray, VA; Trent Abbott & Tom Wilson Madison, FL

Most Improved Inspection: Madison, FL

Facility Theming: South Haven, MI

Landscaping: Cherokee, NC

Camp Resort Store: South Haven, MIWoodstock, New Brunswick

Camp Resort Comfort Station: Fredericksburg, TX

Internet Website: Marion, NC

Brochure Design: South Haven, MI

Club Yogi Rewards: Quarryville, PA

Rental Units: Harrisville, PA

Customer Service Awards: 

Elberta, ALEstes park, COMadison, FL; Pittsfield, ILLake Monroe, INFremont, INCave City, KYLawrence, KSFrankenmuth, MIGrayling, MIMears, MIIndian River, MISouth Haven, MIAustin, MNHagerstown, MDForsyth, MOWoodstock, NBTabor City, NCCherokee, NCMarion, NCKingston, Novia ScotiaNorth Java, NYWoodridge, NYBig Prairie, OHMt. Gilead, OHNiagra Falls, ONTHarrisville, PAMill Run, PAMilton, PAQuarryville, PASwansea, SCSioux Falls, SDGatlinburg, TNMemphis, TNNashville, TNFredericksburg, TXTyler, TXEmporia, VALuray, VACaledonia, WISturgeon Bay, WIWarrens, WI;

Recreation Awards: 

Elberta, ALMadison, FLKnightstown, INPittsfield, ILFremont, INCave City, KYLawrence, KSGrayling, MIMears, MIIndian River, MISouth Haven, MIEureka, MOAustin, MNWoodstock, NBTabor City, NCCherokee, NCMarion, NCKingston, Novia ScotiaNorth Java, NYEufaula, OK; Big Prairie, OHMt. Gilead, OHHarrisville, PAMill Run, PAMilton, PAQuarryville, PASwansea, SCSioux Falls, SDGatlinburg, TNMemphis, TNFredericksburg, TXTyler, TXWaller, TXLuray, VACaledonia, WIWarrens, WI