Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor for the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park camp-resorts, handed out many awards during its annual Symposium Nov. 3-6 in Covington, Ky.
The top award, Camp-Resort of the Year, went to Tabor City. N.C., operated by the Coleman Family.
Other major award winners were:

  • Facility of the Year, Quarryville, Pa.
  • Operator of the Year, Large Park, Bridget Bender, Caledonia, Wis.
  • Operator of the Year, Small Park, Mike and Gina Lenhard, North Hudson, N.Y., and Dave and Marta Landry, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  • Jim Webb Spirit Award, Scott and Sue Compton, North Java, N.Y.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Waller, Texas, and Marion, N.C.
  • Maple Leaf Award, Frank and Steffi Davies, Kingston, Nova Scotia
  • Carroll Award (inspection leader), Tabor City, N.C.
    Meanwhile, LSI recognized several others with special recognition. They were:

  • Most Improved Inspection, Kingston, Nova Scotia
  • Facility Theming, Gatlinburg, Tenn., and North Hudson, N.Y.
  • Store Design, Eureka, Mo.
  • Confort Station, Lake Charles, La., and Frankenmuth, Mich.
  • Recreational Programming, Tunkhannock, Pa., Hagerstown, Md., and Millbrook, Ill.
  • Rookie of the Year, Wagenhoffer Family, Emporia, Va.
  • Landscaping, Fremont, Ind.,Woodbridge, N.Y., and Garidner, N.Y.
  • Website Design, Quarryville, Pa.
  • Brochure Design, Natural Bridge, Va.
  • Recreation Honorable Mention, Sioux Falls, S.D., Cave City, Ky., Natural Bridge, Va., and Caledonia, Wis.