We feel summer fun shouldn't only happen on weekends! Midweekly July and August.
Fresh baked deliciousness
BANDO'S PIZZA @ Barrie KOA.
Made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients, our campers clamour for our delicious stone-baked pizza, popular panzerotti, and amazing garlic fingers. It's located right on our campground and we even deliver right to your site. For dessert, try our mmmm good S'mores Pizza, with rich chocolate pieces, graham crumble and marshmallow gooey goodness. 705-739-1900.
And right next door to BANDO'S, the KOA store is home to some of the best ice cream in Barrie. Choose a single scoop for the little campers or go for the gusto and get a large for yourself. Not an ice cream fan? That's okay - we've got lots of exceptional novelty desserts, too.
Thank ovens for BANDO'S!Download the details
Just for Grown-Ups - Patio Sites in Cedarwood
Cedarwood Country at KOA is ready to host campers looking for a quiet, private getaway. Large concrete patio sites and 100' pull thrus, fully landscaped provides a comfortable camping haven. You'll even have an adults-only recreation hall with a kitchen, exercise equipment and a flat screen TV.
GREEN for KOA Care Camps - E-Waste Easy
We had our first E-Waste fundraising event in 2012 for KOA Care Camps. Electronic waste (essentially anything you plug in), has since been collected and the "GREEN" is put towards helping children with cancer to attend summer camp. Helping children, helping the environment. We plan to continue this program, so start saving those items, bring them to Barrie KOA and donate them to a good cause. NO large appliances please (i.e. NO fridges, freezers, A/C, stoves, car batteries).
Thank you KOA for presenting Barrie KOA with the "Kamp Green" award in November 2013 for outstanding participation. Innovative programs such as this are often derived from very dedicated campers such as the ones we know in Al and Sue. We are thankful for their inspiration and participation and the many campers who support this endeavour all year long.Download the details
Fowl play at Barrie KOA
These little guys will quack you up. Our duck floaters are more than just yellow. We have collectible ducks for each theme week and weekend. If you find the little critter symbol during your stay, you will receive our feature duck. Camp often or stay all week long and you'll have quite a creative collection. Help our "Duck Hunts" stay afloat...tweet us how much you like it!
Live, Laugh, Lick Everyone nose Barrie KOA loves our four legged campers! Our Kamp K9 runs offer your pet the freedom to exercise, and play in a safe environment. They might even meet a lifelong friend too!
And where your cat or dog is concerned, have them bunk with you throughout your stay in our grrreat pet friendly accommodations. That means not having to leave them behind when you go on vacation. You'll find KOA's pet policy on our website, and we're always happy to answer any questions you may have!
Campground EventsListing Calendar
May 1 - October 15 | Camp, Play, Stay!
It's open season on camping! We've got awesome activities planned for all of our themed weekends, including suds of fun and ice cream socials to DJ dances...and NEW, mid-week activities in July and August. BANDO'S Pizza you ask? Yes, it will be open too! BANDO'S Menu here.
July 31- August 6 | Holiday HAPPYness | August Long Weekend
Who says you can only celebrate a holiday when the calendar says so? Not us! From Valentine's to Christmas and everything in between, we're rock'n that Christmas sweater, the uglier the better for this mid-summer celebration weekend. Hop-fully you can throw all your eggs into this camping basket and join us. As tradition would have it, a favourite guest will join us. Back by popular demand, all your KOA holiday events.
August 7-13 |Totally Tiki KOA-LOHA Hawaiian WEEKend
We're talking Tiki! Torches, totems, and totally awesome Hawaiian fun. Brush up on your limbo dancing and join us as we turn Barrie KOA into a Hawaiian oasis. Don your grass skirt and pineapple banana slushie (drink umbrella included) as we light the tiki torches on fun for this Island inspired theme.
August 14-20 | KOA Karnival
Ring toss, bean bag throw, prizes and popcorn, this weekend is BIG on fun! The Barrie KOA Karnival is in town! Play some of the great classic games and a few new creative ones too face painting, duck pond, koa korral and of course, some friendly clowns. There are tons of memories to be made and prizes to be won. Balloons abound on this carnival theme weekend extravaganza.
August 21-27 | Lumber Jack
Ever wanted to be a lumber jack? Here's your chance. Beards, plaid shirts, and suspenders abound on this our first ever escapade into the woodsy world of the lumber jack. Feast on flapjacks for breakfast; craft yourself a wooden plaque and we'll throw in a few s'more cones over the fire for a hearty treat. Don the family in your best lumber jack attire and enter our contest to win free camping. Details will be posted soon.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
Meet Your Hosts
""It is like an extended family because it is so intertwined with our lives.""
At a time when most people can barely decide what to do with their life, Tony and Amy Raposo owned a campground. In 1986, the Raposos, then just in their early twenties, decided to make a bold move and purchase a KOA campground. Tony was working fulltime at his parent's family farm, and Amy was finishing her last year of university.
"It was my father's idea, being an entrepreneur," Amy said. "He showed us how campground ownership suited both our talents and interests." In a handshake deal, the Raposos bought a campground just 30 minutes away from home. Back then the newly-married couple didn't run the campground with the same intensity as they do now. "We were so bored during the off season that we would go get jobs. We did that for a couple of years," Amy said.
Those days are over as the business requires around-the-year attention. Barrie KOA is a family-run business with the couple's three children growing up and working on the campground. "We started with the campground, and it is all we have ever known," she said. "It is like an extended family because it is so intertwined with our lives."
Their customer service keeps up with the campers' changing needs. "We do as much as we can for the customers," Tony said. "We are continually upgrading the campground in order to give campers what they want and keep them coming back."
Tony described the couple as "hands on" owners, with a remarkable staff who support and believe in the campground as much as we do". "As our KOA grows, it makes life that much more interesting," Tony said.