Take Dad Camping for Father’s Day

Have you done your Father’s Day shopping yet? This year, instead of another tie or a fishing lure, give Dad a gift he will remember forever: a weekend of camping at Jellystone Park. Fishing, swimming, scavenger hunts, family movies and even indulging his inner caveman over an open campfire – so much better than cufflinks.
 
We have more fun going on than Dad can shake a stick at! Here’s a sample of what you can expect at Dad’s Day with Yogi Bear™. Visit your favorite park’s website to see what they have planned.
 
Waller, TX – Show Dad how special he is… treat dad to a relaxing Fathers Day get-a-way! Pancake Breakfast. FREE Pancakes for Dads. Make a special gift for Dad at the Craft Center. 

Madison, ME – Come join Yogi Bear and friends as they wish all the dads a happy day! Bring your dad for Saturday breakfast and Dads eat free!  

Branson, MO – There’s no better way to celebrate Dad’s special day than a trip to Jellystone Park Branson for a weekend of activities planned with Dad in mind. How Well Do You Know Your Father? Ride the Father’s Day hayride! Bar B Que Ribs Dinner ($).

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New Campground in Maine Boasts Tons of Natural Beauty and Recreation

Traveling north, Jellystone Park Campground in Maine is located in the central part of the state in Madison which is near Skowhegan. Formerly named Yonderhill Family RV Park, the campground is located at the gateway to one of Maine’s most beautiful scenic byways. The area features plenty of recreation including hiking, cycling, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, rafting and some of the best hunting and fishing in the state. The region’s rich Native American history means there are many well-documented historic sites nearby.
 
The clean, peaceful campground boasts one of the largest outdoor pools in Maine and accommodations for every camper, from the smallest tent to the biggest RV – and even cabins. The renovated grounds include new electric and sewer services, as well as WiFi and cable TV for many sites. The onsite deli is open daily and weekends feature cook-outs including lobster bakes, pig roasts, steak dinners, bean suppers, and pasta plates. The nature trail, playground, outdoor pavilion and planned activities make this year-round park perfect for family fun.

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Get Moving! Staying Active This Winter

Indoor Swimming

Short, cold, snowy winter days make it tough to keep the family active and healthy! Add school closings to the mix, and cooped-up kids (and parents) start to long for the outside weather of the rest of the year. With spring still a long way off, it’s easy to resign yourself to being sluggish – but don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to burn off extra energy, keep the whole family active and even have a great time between now and Daylight Savings Time!

Lace up your skates! Ice skating is a perfect wintertime activity to get the family moving – and have lots of fun doing it. If no one knows how to ice skate, sign up for group lessons and learn something new together. Then there’s roller skating; what better way to revisit your youth than to take the kids to the roller rink? And they even have those awesome disco balls.
 
Let Rover lead the way. Your dog just may miss the outdoors more than anyone. And he doesn’t care if he gets snow in his coat. Romping with him outside in the snow will warm the kids up in no time and give them a great workout.
 
Just too dang cold to go outside? Plug into the Wii (or PlayStation, or Xbox.) There are plenty of games out there that will get you moving, but a family favorite is the Let’s Dance series. Great music, groovy moves and perfect for family night.
 
Don’t forget the old standbys! Sledding, skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful exercise and perfect for making great memories. Our new Jellystone Park in Madison, Maine , with its heated cabins, is a great home base to explore the area rich in winter activities including snowmobiling.  
 
Get your swim on! Find an indoor water park at your YMCA or community center, or just swim laps. Jellystone Park Campgrounds in Frankenmuth, MI and Canyon Lake, TX have indoor swimming pools that create a wonderful wintertime destination.

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