Award Winning Campgrounds

Camp-Resort Of The Year:
Tabor City, North Carolina

This is LSI’s highest honor across the entire Jellystone Park network. It is given to the Camp-Resort whose facilities and operations exceed all Jellystone Park standards. Recipients must be Pinnacle Club members, meaning they rate 95% or higher on the annual LSI assessment of their facilities and operations. Award recipients also must have achieved strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements, and be leaders in the industry.

Tabor City, NC 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 Tabor City, NC.

Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this campground has been a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort for a little over 8 years. If you’re looking for the perfect place to create lasting family memories, Tabor City, NC Jellystone Park is just that place!

Offering luxurious cabin rentals, bunkhouses, yurt rentals, full hookup RV sites and tent sites, this Jellystone Park has an accommodation that’s guaranteed to fit your family’s needs!

During your stay, take full advantage of all the family-friendly activities and amenities they have to offer. From a brand-new splash park, 3 swimming pools, mini golf, shuffleboard, fishing ponds, jumping pillow, wagon rides planned activities, themed weekends and much, much more, your family will never want to leave!

It was named Camp-Resort Of The Year for a reason! Check it out and book your reservation!

Camp-Resort Of The Year Winners By Region:

Eastern region: Mt. Gilead, OH
Central region: South Haven, MI
Western region: Estes Park, CO
Southern region: Tabor City, NC

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.

Outstanding Customer Service: Awarded to Camp-Resorts that score an 88% or higher on the annual guest satisfaction survey.

Recreation Award: Awarded to Camp-Resorts that score an 88% or higher on the total recreation score from the annual guest satisfaction survey.

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.

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 Winners: Bremen, GAFrankenmuth, MIMill Run, PASioux Falls, SD; Tabor City, NC

Entrepreneur of the Year: Camp-Resorts showing the strongest growth in business over the prior year receive this award.  Current Winners by Revenue  Category: Montrose, CO;  Bloomington, IN;  Tabor City, NC

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: Jeff and Libby Foss- Madison, ME;  Jason Adler – Warrens, WI

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

Facility of the Year: Recipients are Camp-Resorts that have added new amenities and facilities to the operation. They have also showed sustained improvements to the facilities.  Current Winner: Eureka, MO; Wisconsin Dells, WI

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: Rick & Shelly Spear – Estes Park, CO

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: Bill Pott – Cave City, KY


2017 Special Recognition Awards:

Rookie of the Year- Owner: Karen and Dustin Whitmyer- Bath, NY

Rookie of the Year- Manager: Terry Jordan- Elmer, NJ

Most Improved Inspection: Sturgeon Bay, WI

Facility Branding: Nashville, TN

Landscaping: South Haven, MIWisconsin Dells, WI

Camp Resort Store: Gloucester Point, VAKerrville, TXMadison, ME

Camp Resort Comfort Station: Bath, NY; Bremen, GA ;Elberta, AL; Eureka, MO; Frankenmuth, MI; Grayling, MIKingston, NSMill Run, PAMissoula, MTSioux Falls, SDTabor City, NCTyler, TX

Website: Burleson, TX

Brochure Design: Cave City, KY

Club Yogi Rewards: Mill Run, PA

Rental Units: Sioux Falls, SD

Customer Service Awards:
These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that score 88% or higher on annual guest satisfaction surveys.

Bloomington, INCaledonia, WICherokee, NCEstes Park, COFrankenmuth, MIFredericksburg, TXFremont, INGardiner, NYGrayling, MIHarrisville, PAKerrville, TXKingston, NSLuray, VAMadison, MEMears, MIMemphis, TNMexico, NYMill Run, PAMilton, PAMonticello, IAMt. Gilead, OHPelahatchie, MSPittsfield, ILQuarryville - Lancaster South PASioux Falls, SDSouth Haven, MITabor City, NCTyler, TXWichita Falls, TXWoodridge, NYWoodstock, NB

Recreation Awards:
These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that achieve a total recreation score of 88% or higher in guest satisfaction surveys.

Bloomington, INFrankenmuth, MICherokee, NCFremont, INGloucester Point, VAGrayling, MIKingston, NSMt. Gilead, OHHarrisville, PAMill Run, PAMilton, PAMonticello, IASouth Haven, MITabor City, NCTyler, TXWichita Falls, TXWoodstock, NB