TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park family campground in Tunkhannock will provide a Thursday night of free camping to anyone who plans to spend Father’s Day weekend at the park and participate in a June 18th golf tournament to benefit Camp Sunshine, a non-profit organization that supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Maggie Miller, a four-year-old girl with leukemia who lives in Nicholson, will help Yogi Bear tee off to start the tournament, which will raise money for her family and others like hers so that they can attend Camp Sunshine, which provides week-long camp sessions that include counseling to help children and their families cope with life threatening illnesses.
“We invite golfing guests to come Thursday night and stay for free since the tournament begins Friday morning,” said Tabitha Hott, co-owner of the Jellystone Park.
The 18-hole golf tournament will take place at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds will benefit Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake in Maine. To register, call Jay Hott at (570) 836-YOGI.
Camp Sunshine has the distinction of being the only program of its kind in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on every member of the family, including the ill child, the parents and siblings. More information is available at www.campsunshine.org.
Tunkhannock family campground offers a variety of amenities including waterfront tent camping, full hook-up RV sites, family oriented activities and mini-golf.