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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Franchise

Family-friendly Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts™ offer pools, water slides, splash grounds, jumping pillows, wagon rides, foam parties and interactions with Yogi Bear-costumed characters.

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Franchise Opportunity

Yogi Bear works with current campground owners, and prospective franchisees on building, improving, or buying existing campgrounds. They are considered destination campgrounds, and not just a place to sleep. Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have a reputation for excellence not only in the outdoor hospitality industry, but with their guests as well. The high quality of the Jellystone Park brand combined with the popularity of Yogi Bear make this group of camp-resorts among the most competitive, successful and popular in the industry. With this in mind, they have developed the following mission statement: “Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts are dedicated to providing each guest with a quality camping experience in a clean and entertaining environment.”

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp Resorts conducted their franchise review with US franchisees in April 2021, and collected feedback from 74% of the active franchisees (40).

Highlights include:

  • 100% of franchisees are likely to recommend the franchise to others, 22% higher than our overall industry benchmark.
  • 100% of the franchises rated the long term growth opportunity of the business moderate, strong, or very strong.
  • 95% of the system agree the franchisees are supportive of each other.
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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (TM) Camp Resorts
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: 05 May 2021
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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  • Training & Support
  • Core Values
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  • Leadership
  • Self-Evaluation

Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts for free.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • The marketing team, merchandise team, operational are outstanding people to work with. I having nothing but good things to say.

    Pam & Todd, Single Unit Owner, Very Small Market (Under 50,000 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI
  • Customers recognize and respect the brand. They know Yogi Bear is family/safe/child friendly. An excellent choice for a franchise investment.

    Bill, Single Unit Owner, Very Small Market (Under 50,000 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI
  • We appreciate the management sitting down and talking with us during the spring meeting and symposium. It garners better relationships when we can get to know one another better over a shared meal, a cocktail, or a one on one quick meeting. It creates more of a family atmosphere that we are all working on the same goal.

    Richard & Nancy, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI

Franchising with Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts

Business Model

Camp Resort offering RV accommodations and cabin camping. 

Key Benefits

The Family Market Jellystone Park™ is the only campground chain in the United States focused solely on the family demographic. Other organizations have recently realized the potential for marketing to families, but Yogi Bear™ has been doing it for nearly 50 years. This experience, along with the uniqueness of the Yogi Bear™ and Jellystone Park™trademarks, offers a special niche unmatched in the camping industry.Franchisee Benefits

  • Capture the family market with a widely-recognized and trusted brand – Yogi Bear™
  • Proven, comprehensive and proprietary training
  • Operational and marketing support that has brought success to other operators
  • Ability to increase store sales with access to a quality line of unique and high-profit licensed merchandise
  • Share in the experience and knowledge of Jellystone Park™ owners and operators in a cooperative – not competitive – environment.
  • Keep your independence as an entrepreneur.
Marketing Support

Campground & RV Resort Marketing

  • Campjellystone.com
  • JPKid.com
  • Social Media
  • Book JP
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Directories
  • Promotions
  • Email Blasts
  • Gift Card Program

To assist your marketing efforts, we provide:

  • Guest Research Survey
  • Customer Care
  • Costumes
  • Tradeshow Stanchions & Bags
  • Graphic Design Services
  • Website Analysis
  • Social Media Assistance
  • Newsletter
  • Yogi Bear & Friends Artwork and Photos
Training Programs

Training

  • Certification and Management Program (CAMP)
  • Caring About Recreation and Entertainment (CARE)
  • NSPF Certified Pool Operators (CPO) Course
  • Spring Meeting
  • Symposium & Trade Show
  • Operations Manual & Resource Material
  • Jellystone Park™ Online University

Merchandise

  • Warner Bros License
  • Product Variety – Over 500 Custom Items
  • Support
  • Detailed Merchandising Guidelines, Suggestions and General Retail Tips

Operations

  • Business Plan
  • NPP (National Purchasing Partners)
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Proprietary Reservations & POS Software
  • Franchise Assessment Review & Recommendations

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $63,000 - $10,000,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $400,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $250,000

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top 200
2021 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Women
2021 Top
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Innovative

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Family-friendly Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts™ offer pools, water slides, splash grounds, jumping pillows, wagon rides, foam parties and interactions with Yogi Bear-costumed characters.

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  • Cash Required: $250,000
  • Net Worth Required: $400,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $63,000 - $10,000,000
  • Franchising Since: 1969
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 75

Available Markets

USA United States:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

CA Canada:

AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT