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Six years ago, Don & Jan Tardy and children Colt Perrin and Bree Perrin acquired the former Whispering Pines RV & Cabin Resort, investing in improvements continually since 2012. They joined the Jellystone Park franchise network in 2013. Half a dozen years later, the Tardy Family’s Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines has not only enjoyed significant year-over-year gains in revenue and occupancy, but they’ve won some of the highest awards given in the Jellystone Park franchise and the camp/resort industry.


Camp Resort of The Year

Franchise and By Region: This is the highest honor awarded to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. The facility as well as its operators must exceed all Jellystone Park standards of operation. The recipient must be ranked in the Pinnacle Club, have shown a strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements and be viewed as a leader in the industry.


Pinnacle Club

Awarded to Camp-Resorts that rate 95% and higher on the annual assessment of their facilities and operations by Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI)

Excellence Award

Awarded to Camp-Resorts that rate 90% and higher on the annual assessment of their facilities and operations by LSI

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 guest satisfaction survey.

Facility of the Year

Recipients are Camp-Resorts that have added new amenities/facilities to the operation. They have also shown sustained improvements to the facilities.

Operator of the Year

Presented to the individual or individuals directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Camp-Resort. It represents excellence in management, improved assessment ratings, and growth in business.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Camp-Resorts showing the strongest growth in business over the prior year receive this award.

Additional Awards & Past Awards

2019

  • Park of the Year Award in the Medium-Size Park category from the Texas Association of Campground Owners

2018

  • Franchise System Camp-Resort of the Year
  • Franchise System Camp-Resort of the Year Western Region
  • Franchise System Facility of the Year Small Park
  • 100 Club
  • Outstanding Achievement in Comfort Stations
  • Operator of the Year Nominee
  • Pinnacle Club, Outstanding Achievement and Excellence
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming

2017

  • 5th Year Anniversary
  • Pinnacle Club, Outstanding Achievement and Excellence
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming
  • Outstanding Achievement in Comfort Stations

2016

  • Pinnacle Club, Outstanding Achievement and Excellence
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming
  • Facility of the Year Nominee

2015

  • Pinnacle Club, Outstanding Achievement and Excellence
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee

2014

  • Pinnacle Club, Outstanding Achievement and Excellence
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee
  • Facility of the Year Nominee

2013

  • Outstanding Achievement and Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Programming
  • Rookie of the Year

2018 Camp Resort of the Year Award