Fond Childhood Memories Created with Yogi Bear

We’re excited to announce June’s winner of our 40th anniversary Camping Memories contest: Nicholas S. of Edgerton, WI. Nicholas’ parents began bringing him and his siblings to visit us in 1991, and haven’t stopped since.

My family has been camping at Jellystone Parks since 1991. Over the years, we have brought my grandparents and friends to Jellystone Park to camp with us and have even had a couple of family reunions at Jellystone Park. Many of our family’s favorite summertime memories have occurred at the many Yogi Bear Jellystone Parks that we have visited. The staff at every campground is always so helpful and goes out of their way to be sure that our family is having a great vacation. The parks are always so nicely landscaped and clean and there are always so many planned activities to take part in and amenities to enjoy. From swimming in the pool to mini golf and watching Yogi Bear cartoons in the amphitheater, our family has really enjoyed spending our vacation time at Jellystone Park. When our family takes a vacation, we always look for a Jellystone Park near our destination to stay at.

camping memories at Jellystone Park
Because of our stays at Jellystone, I have begun to collect Yogi Bear merchandise and I am a huge Yogi Bear fan. The first Jellystone Park collectible that I got was a Yogi Bear mug and a Yogi Bear plastic figurine on our first camping trip in 1991. My sister got the corresponding Cindy figurine. We would spend hours playing with these figurines and would pretend we were at Jellystone Park. These items are now a treasured part of my collection (I have included a picture of my sister and me on our first camping trip at Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson , Wisconsin). I love searching for vintage toys at garage sales and flea markets and shopping the gift shop at each Jellystone Park we visit to find something new to add to my collection. My collection has certainly grown over the years.

 

I will always cherish the memories and fun times I have spent with my family at Jellystone Parks. I am eagerly looking forward to summer and spending more time with my family camping at Jellystone Park.

Thanks Nicholas! We love that you have grown up with us. If you’d like to enter our Camping Memories contest, just join our monthly e-newsletter.

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