P.E.I. campground joins Jellystone Park franchise

Published on May 8, 2016

Children and those young at heart will soon have the opportunity to camp with Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo.

Sun-N-Shade Campground in Borden-Carleton is becoming the first Jellystone Park on P.E.I.

“People are excited about having a Jellystone Park on Prince Edward Island,” said Jason Decourcey, who manages the park with his wife, Rachel.

“We recently attended two RV shows and the interest in Jellystone has been amazing,” he said, adding reservations are running ahead of last year’s figures.

The Decourceys have managed the 100-site park for the past four years for owners Barry and Donna King.

Collectively, they have spent the past year laying the groundwork for the conversion to the new campground with the goal of attracting campers with new family activities and entertainment.

Jason said they have always loved Jellystone Parks, and this location, which is opening May 20, will complement others in Woodstock, N.B., and Kingston, N.S.

Only Jellystone Parks have Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo mascots, and are famous for providing fun, family activities and themed weekends, such as Death by Chocolate, which includes a chocolate Slip N Slide, chocolate crafts, and a candy-guessing contest.

There is also Christmas in July that involves campsite decorating contests, caroling, and cookie and ornament making activities.

As well, the increasingly popular Halloween-themed weekends include costumes and campsite decorating contests and trick-or-treating activities.

Several new features are being added to the P.E.I. park this year, including a gem-mining sluice and a 30-foot-tall inflatable water slide. A miniature golf course will be in place for the 2017 camping season, and plans are in the works to increase the number of cabin accommodations, which is currently at three.

“Our vision for this campground is to bring something new and exciting to Prince Edward Island and to the local community,” said Jason.

“We’ve enjoyed being part of the community, getting to know the people and businesses of Borden-Carleton and surrounding communities. We look forward to having others discover this charming area of the Island.”

Visit www.jellystonepei.com for more information.