Meet the Owners

Kent and Jane Emirbayer are proud owners, builders, and operators of the brand new Jellystone Park™ in Asheboro, North Carolina.

Kent was born and raised outside Rochester, New York. He loves to build and create and is quite the visionary. Jane grew up outside Washington DC where her family enjoyed camping in their Jayco Pop-Up at Kerr Lake and Virginia Beach. Kent and Jane met when she moved to Rochester. They both volunteered with Young Life, a high school youth ministry. Together, and as their family grew, they camped in the Adirondacks every summer. Every trip they ventured on, Kent would comment that he would love to build and operate a campground.

Their dream became a reality in 2013 when as only God could miraculously orchestrate, they bought the 100 acres on Crestview Church Road.

Both being extroverted, fun-loving family folks, they love bringing families together to enjoy God’s beautiful and great outdoors!


2019 was an exciting year! Here are the awards we won:

  • 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year (Jellystone Park Franchise)
  • 2019 Pinnacle Club for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Comfort Stations
  • 2019 Operator of the Year for Small Parks Nominee (in the Top 3)
  • 2019 Facility of the Year for Small Parks Nominee (in the Top 3)
  • Best of the Best for Campgrounds (Randolph County)