THANK YOU CAMPERS! Beef and Pork BBQ a HUGE success!
Thank you campers for your participation in our 18th Annual Beef and Pig BBQ hosted in July to raise funds for KOA Care Camps. This particular event raised over $1800. A season total of more than $6000 thus far will help to send one more child with cancer to camp. We are grateful for your ongoing support. This would not be possible without KOA campers who Care. Thank you.
Next big event is KOA Hot Diggity Dog Corn Roast- August 30, 2014. Another fundraising feast awaits! Bring it on!
BANDO'S PIZZA @ KOA - Hometown Pizza made here at Barrie KOA.
Our finest stone-baked pizza delivered piping hot to your site just the way you like it. What a unique camping experience! Homemade dough topped with delicious cheese and your choice of several fresh ingredients. Why not have an order of Garlic Fingers on the side? Leave the cooking to us and we'll create your favourite pizza pie right here on site! BANDO'S Menu. Looking for a little sweet treat? Be sure to try our delicious s'mores pizza...chocolately marshmallow gooey goodness?Download the details
Haunted Forest "Wasteland" Revisited
The haunting season is soon to be upon us. Join us as the woods around Barrie KOA are transformed into a thrill of scary scenes against a stirring night time backdrop, complete with ghosts and goblins and all sorts of creatures that slither and moan. Children under 9 (parental discretion) and the faint of heart can join us for a walk through the haunted woods in the twilight hours. The Haunted Forest walk through premieres this season on October 4. Join us for this weekend with a Stay for 3, Pay for 2 Hot Deal special. Forest will also run Sunday night of Thanksgiving Weekend.
Deluxe RV Sites at Barrie! Unique Adult section exclusive to Big Rigs!
Cedarwood Country Adult community @ Barrie KOA has grown to include PULL THROUGH Deluxe patio sites. Unique camping sites host large lawns, concrete patios and pads 70-90 feet, dual sewer drops, 30/50 amp service, water hook up and plenty of room for multiple slideouts. Private Recreation Hall with WiFi, full kitchen, big screen TV and exercise equipment offered. Security and privacy await. They go quickly so book now!
Gift of Getting Away From it All Camping GIFT CERTIFICATES
Give a Barrie KOA Campground Gift Certificate and help friends and family escape to camping. Gift Certificates can be special ordered in any denomination. You may purchase them by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling toll free 1-800-562-7397 (see upper right corner). Have your credit card ready and we will make arrangements by phone for any occasion gift certificates.And NEW to KOA, Gift Cards. These are also available to campers up to $1000 and must be purchased using Visa or Mastercard.
Being Social is in our Nature!
Like us on Facebook or simply check us out and say hello. We have lots to show you! Fend off some "boardom" while on Pinterest . Our campers have the best ideas! We're still a little Twitter shy but it's coming. Add your camping photos to Instagram. Stay connected, watch for updates, camping specials and KOA fun all year long.
KOA Loves four-legged Campers
We know you enjoy sharing the pleasures of camping with your dogs or cats. To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable experience, Barrie KOA has established some guidelines.
When You Arrive:
- Good behavior is required. Dogs of any breed that are hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground, along with their owners.
- Bring the leash. Dogs must be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet when outside their owners' vehicles or rental units. Do not leave a tethered dog unattended. Pets may not be left unattended in a camping unit or accommodation.
- Remember manners. Constant barking bothers other campers. If your pet is too vocal, you'll need to find other accommodations
- Bring your helper. Service dogs are welcomed at all KOA campgrounds. (Leash and aggressive behavior rules apply.)
GREEN for KOA Care Camps - E-Waste Event Carries On
Barrie KOA was recognized with a prestigious "Kamp Green" award for its innovative electronics recycling program that invites campers and the public to bring in outdated electronic devices for recycling. The funds collected from the recycling center are donated to the KOA Care Camps for children with cancer charity. With inspiration from Al and Sue, frequent campers to Barrie KOA, we share this award. And so the tradition continues, if you have electronic waste (essentially anything you plug in), we will take it off your hands and put the "GREEN" towards helping children with cancer to attend summer camp. Helping children, helping the environment. Collection bins are available at the campground. NO large appliances please (i.e. NO fridges, freezers, A/C, stoves, car batteries).http://www.ecyclesolutions.com/Download the details
Planning to Bring Your Own Firewood to KOA?
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions of trees. Transportation of firewood is a common way for invasive species to spread as they remain hidden under bark where you can't see them. Leave your firewood at home. The Asian long-horned beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are of particular concern. They are both recent arrivals to Canada and have no natural controls here. This tiny "hitchhiker" has traveled with many an unsuspecting camper and as a result has killed millions of ash trees in the area. You could face penalties and/or prosecution if you move firewood out of an area regulated for a quarantine pest without prior approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We offer wood for sale to campers at a reasonable price.