Historic Scout Camp Reopens as Family Friendly Camp-Resort

April 14, 2019

Night sky over glass lake surface

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ offers lakeside glamping, luxury cabins and more just a short drive from Charlotte

When the Girl Scouts of America put Camp Golden Valley in Bostic up for sale in 2010, many locals were worried about what would become of the North Carolina icon. Now, families from across the region can enjoy everything that has made this hidden treasure special for generations of campers.

Family Fun

Located just over an hour from Charlotte, Camp Golden Valley is receiving re-energized life as a member of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ family. With a focus on family fun and affordable family vacations, campers can enjoy an unparalleled lineup of amenities such as canoeing/kayaking, fishing, trails for hiking, biking, tennis/basketball courts, volleyball, laser tag, a brand-new interactive water playground with water slides and a pool, arts & crafts, a jumping pillow, mini golf, a playground and a calendar filled with planned activities and themed weeks throughout the year.

Colorful waterpark with slide

Family fun for all ages / Photo Courtesy: Yogi Bear Campgrounds

Luxury Camping

The Camp-Resort also offers premium accommodations featuring luxury treetop cabins with spectacular views, group lodges with all the comforts of home, full hook-up RV sites and premium tent sites. For those looking for something truly unique, luxury glamping tents offer families a one-of-a-kind overnight experience paired with spectacular lakeside views. For those really looking to enhance their experience, personal hot tubs can be delivered directly to cabins and campsites, just in time to relax under the stars.

Morning view of glassy lake surrounded by lush greens

Beautiful Lakeside Views / Photo Courtesy: Yogi Bear Campgrounds

Even with the addition of new and exciting amenities and accommodations that are synonymous with the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ brand, the spirit of Camp Golden Valley is still felt across the entire 600+ acre property. From the cabins to the waterfront, the same elements that defined the camp experience for decades play a significant role in its reinvention.

“We are committed to preserving the history and integrity of the camp,” said Zach Bossenbroek, CEO of Northgate Resorts. “There’s something magical about this camp that’s hard to explain, but you feel it the moment you arrive. We don’t want to lose that.”

Grand Opening

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort will celebrate its grand opening on Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27). The weekend will be filled with family-fun activities including the brand-new water zone, going on “Hey Hey” wagon rides, canoeing and kayaking on the lake, as well as pickleball and volleyball tournaments. Two weeks later (June 7-9), the Camp-Resort will honor its history with Scouts Honor Weekend, where guests will learn the official Girl and Boy Scout motto and greetings, get back to nature with a hike, get creative with arts & crafts, and more!

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Golden Valley

Tucked away at the base of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, and conveniently located between Asheville and Charlotte, is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Golden Valley, North Carolina. Our over 600 acres feature accommodations including luxury cabins and lodges with all the comforts of home, full hook-up RV sites, luxury lakeside glamping tents, as well as premium tent sites. Campers can spend the day enjoying an unparalleled lineup of amenities including canoeing/kayaking, fishing, trails for hiking, biking, tennis/basketball courts, volleyball, laser tag, a brand new interactive water playground with water slides and a pool, arts & crafts, a jumping pillow, mini golf, a playground and a calendar filled with planned activities and themed weeks throughout the year.