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
"Now is the time to book your favorite site for summer near the beautiful Acadia National Park. Fun times are coming!"Growing up in the emerald necklace that surrounds Cleveland, Ohio gave Barb Fallon her love of hiking, biking, and all forms of water sports. Summer there meant camping, mainly in the Ohio Valley or the Allegheny Mountains.
“Most of the vacations throughout my life have involved camping of some sort, from primitive hike in/hike out to the luxury of an RV motorhome or camping cabin,” says Barb, whose friends call her Barbie, “and I hope you will too!”
Barbie’s fondest camping memory is of a seven-day bicycle/camping trip from Gainesville, Florida to Gainesville, Georgia. “Without a doubt, the Georgia Mountains are great,” says Barbie, “but it is people that camp make a trip wonderful.” Six days in, after a particularly rainy and tiring day of peddling up the road, the group set up camp in the Oconee Nat’l Forest. “Our camping neighbor found out it was my birthday and built me a campfire cake,” Barbie recalls. “Cozy and warm, we toasted to my birthday, to our new friends, and a few marshmallows. I still keep in touch with them to this day.”
Though she hails from the Midwest, she migrated south after school and eventually her and her partner Ruth joined the Naples / Marco Island KOA team. Barbie went into KOA’s Manager Trainee program, then Barbie and Ruth spent a summer working in Bar Harbor. During the past two years they’ve been based in Trinity Lake KOA in California, earning a President’s Award in 2012 and a Founder’s Award in 2013!
Barbie looks forward to taking on the role of General Manager of the Bar Harbor / Oceanside and Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOAs, and she and Ruth are very excited to return to Maine and Mount Desert Isle. “It is one of our favorite KOA’s!”