Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort of Sioux Falls, SD is honoring the true Super Heroes – police, firefighters, emergency personnel and armed forces – of our communities the weekend of September 16-18, 2011.
A number of special events and programs are scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Operation Cares—an organization that provides support to families of service men and women who have been called away to support and defend our country.
“We’re excited to once again recognize and honor our everyday ‘superheroes’ who risk their lives helping our community,” said Donna Aljets, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. “In addition, due to the outpouring support we had last year, we look forward to hosting a number of events that will also benefit Operation Cares.”
Activities scheduled for the day include: a rocket launcher, humvee and obstacle course provided by the South Dakota Army National Guard; presentations on “Stranger Danger” by the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office; the Brandon Fire Department’s fire truck; the Sanford Helicopter; wagon rides; visits from Yogi Bear and Boo Boo; an evening community bon fire; and other activities throughout the day.
All campsites and cabins are discounted 25% to any retired or active “superhero” with a valid ID. For those “superheroes” who are not campers, the daily admission fee at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is also discounted 25%.
The festivities begin on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude around 10:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public. For more information, call 605-332-2233 or visit http://www.jellystonesiouxfalls.com/ for more information.
While all Jellystone Park™ campgrounds offer excellent opportunities for family fun and top-notch camping, each year the system’s franchisor, Leisure Systems Inc., digs deep into the details to determine the very best of the best. This year, that campground is the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and it’s been named Camp-Resort of the Year.
This is the highest honor that can be awarded to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. The facility as well as its operators must exceed all Jellystone Park standards of operation. The recipient must be ranked in the Pinnacle Club (inspection rate of at least 95%), have shown a strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements to the facilities and be viewed as a leader in the campground industry.
Jellystone Park campground at Sioux Falls offers some of the best family camping and entertainment in the region. Just three miles from the Falls of the Sioux River and near attractions like Catfish Bay’s recreational waterski park, the Great Plains Zoo and Wild Water West water and amusement park, this campground has large campsites and three types of cabins. Kids will love the Jumping Pillow (and parents will love how it tires the little ones out), while everyone will enjoy the heated pool and spa, indoor theater, miniature golf, arcade and theme weekends and daily activities in-season. The campground owners, the Aljets, are always ready with a warm welcome for guests.
Jellystone Park campground at Sioux Falls opens again in April.
The Jellystone Park campground in Sioux Falls has added a number of attractions that are sure to make your South Dakota vacation even more fun. During the past two years, park owner Bruce Aljets has made over $200,000 in improvements including a new cabin, hot tub, patio area, jumping pillow and additional playground. Families will also enjoy the corn maze which opens late summer.
The campground is close to Sioux Falls attractions including Catfish Bay, Falls Park, Wild West Water Park and EROS (Earth Resources Observation Satellite.)