Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia are seeing a crop of new campers this summer as families seek new experiences in The Great Outdoors.
Jellystone Park locations are famous for their amenities, activities and theme weekends with Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Cindy Bear and Ranger Smith, all of which have been modified this summer to take social distancing guidelines into account.
The safety of our guests is our number one priority. Our franchisees have developed very innovative ways to give first-time Jellystone Park campers a taste of the Jellystone Park experience while still adhering to social distancing best practices,said Trent Hershenson, vice president of marketing for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI) which franchises more than 75 Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Jellystone Park operators in Canada are seeing an influx of first-time visitors, many of whom have a bit of cabin fever and are itching to try new camping experiences. “We are building a new client base”, said Peter Clark, who co-owns and operates the Jellystone Park location in Lower Woodstock, New Brunswick with his wife, Janet. “We’re excited by the fact that we have so many new guests”.The new clientele is particularly noteworthy for the Lower Woodstock park, which is only accepting guests who live in New Brunswick this summer. Clark added that he has installed outdoor hand-washing stations with hot and cold water for each of the parks buildings. The Lower Woodstock location is also using a new sterilization process to clean the parks rental cabins after each use.
Meanwhile, the Jellystone Park in Kingston, Nova Scotia, is now accepting visitors from Canadas Atlantic provinces, including New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Labrador, according to Garrett Harrison, the parks manager. He added that all of the Kingston parks amenities are open, including its food concessions.
The Jellystone Park location in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, is offering a 30 percent discount on overnight camping this summer, according to owner David Snow. He said the Pouch Cove park is a popular location for seasonal camping. The park has 300 campsites that are open year-round with water, sewer and 50 amp electrical hookups.Jellystone Park locations in Canada have also been making improvements. For example, the Jellystone Park in Niagara Falls, Ontario has added six new three-bedroom, furnished trailer rentals that sleep up to six people. Park amenities that are currently open include the swimming pool, miniature golf, bike rentals, as well basketball, volleyball and horseshoes courts. More amenities will open when the Ontario government announces its Stage 3 order.
The Jellystone Park location in Bradford, Ontario, which serves the Toronto market, is closed this summer due to COVID-19 but will reopen in 2021.
For more information about Jellystone Park locations across North America, please visit www.jellystonepark.com
About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is North America’s leading family camping and glamping destination, famous for providing guests with amenities such as pools, water slides and splash grounds; activities including jumping pillows, wagon rides, and foam parties; fun-filled theme weekends such as Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Halloween Spooktacular Weekends; and interactions with Yogi Bear costumed characters. Jellystone Park guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options including premium cabins, yurts, deluxe RV sites, and traditional tenting campsite. There are more than 75 Jellystone Park locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.jellystonepark.com and www.jellystonefranchise.com.