Here at the Bar Harbor KOA, our recreation team has discovered the cure for spring fever: planning summer camping getaways! It's actually part of our job to create a fun experience for our campers-a task we don't take lightly. Whether you're paddling one of our kayaks or unwinding at the Woodlands pool, boredom is not an option.
KOA Express Fun Train
The KOA Express chugs through camp, with your conductor pointing out campground highlights. All aboard!
At our pancake breakfasts are held daily. We will serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle with blueberries or strawberries to top them off, if that's not enough we have whip cream too! We round out the meal with sausage links, coffee and orange juice. You eat up; we'll clean up!
On Saturday and Sunday we will be bringing a little fun to the pancake with pancake art by our very own Jeff Goins!!
$3.00 per person 10 and under $2.00
Starting June 21st we will start serving Fri-Sunday!
Top Your Own Sundae
I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes! Join us on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm til 6 pm while we serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup and whipped cream, and a chance to mingle with your fellow campers.
KOA Campfire Time
When the sun goes down on Wednesday, campfire time begins so join us at 7pm-8pm. Gather around the fire pit and get acquainted with fellow campers. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows and eating s'mores. Join in for a song or two or share your favorite camping story!
Meet Your Hosts
"Things to do list! Now is the time to book my favorite site for our Summer Break near the beautiful Acadia National Park. There's plenty to see and do. Fun Time is coming!"Jeff and Gloria Goins are dedicated to making camping a memorable experience and making it GREAT for all the campers visiting the campground.
"We have many fond memories of camping with our kids and now with their kids," said manager Jeff Goins. "We get great pleasure from giving first-time campers and younger guests experiences they can fondly reflect on for the rest of their lives."
Once the Goins left their day jobs, they became hooked on the RV lifestyle. From there, they found that the mission and atmosphere of KOA Kampgrounds matched their own priorities of family and customer service.
Before becoming involved in KOA's management program, Jeff spent six years as a workamper for KOA. For 20 years prior to that, Jeff owned and managed an automotive design and prototype shop in Michigan.
Gloria spent her early years raising their family and as the kids grew up, she helped Jeff with his business.Now, they each bring their own, specialized skills to the management of the Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA; Jeff is the campground's General Manager and Gloria focuses on the store and bookkeeping.
Jeff believes that "to create a memorable camping experience, it requires many levels of customer service; starting with ease in reservation, greeting and making guests feel at home upon arrival, the availability of a well-trained staff with willingness to assist when needed, and a clean, safe well-maintained campground." They've found that Jeff's ability to defuse potential problem situations is a rare and valuable ability. "Jeff's favorite question is, 'What can I do to make you a happy camper?'", says Gloria.
Jeff and Gloria are enjoying getting to know their new area and meeting all their guests who travel through and stay with them. They have three grown children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jeff enjoys painting, fishing and hiking. Gloria enjoys reading, weaving, hiking and all crafts.