Independence Day Activities at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Parks

June 25, 2010

Independence Day is just around the corner, one of America’s favorite and most celebrated holidays of the summer. Cookouts, fireworks and camping are just some of the ways many participate in the holiday, and there’s no better place to enjoy the festivities than at one of your favorite Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts!

Nearly all of our Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have something in store for the big holiday weekend, so visit to see what your favorite park’s family fun activities are to celebrate America’s birthday!

Following are just some of the ways Yogi Bear and his friends will be having fun:

Austin, MN (July 2-5) Celebrate our nation’s independence with a Freedom Parade featuring guests’ decorated bikes, wagons, strollers, and golf carts. Kids will love the “Kids Pedal Tractor Pull” competition, and Saturday night the whole family can sway to the sweet sounds of the “3-Land” band.

Ashland, NH (July 2-5) Spend your holiday in the breathtaking White Mountains of New Hampshire. Plans include a parade, red white & blue tie-dying, live entertainment, pony rides, and don’t forget your festive finery for the Patriotic Campground Decorating Contest!

Caledonia, WI (July 1-4) Join in on the 4th of July American “Pic-A-Nic Basket” weekend! This weekend will be filled with many activities to celebrate our country’s birthday. Join in for the flag ceremony in the mornings, make a flag pillowcase and help to create our very own flag during craft time. Yogi Bear will be joining in for a hot dog picnic ($), so bring your camera and lots of smiles! Remember to bring your running shoes, as we will play reverse kickball to kick off – pardon the pun – this holiday celebration.

The holiday festivities are sure to be a blast for everyone in the family, so visit your favorite Jellystone Park this July 4th and book your reservation now , or call 1-800-558-2954 for more information as this popular camping holiday will no doubt fill up fast!

Foster & Adoptive Families Camp at NH Jellystone Park

October 8, 2009

Reprinted from The Fan Letter – New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth & Families Newsletter

Thankfully the rain did not show up for the 2nd Annual Foster Parent Appreciation weekend that was held May 29-31 at Jellystone Park campground in Ashland, New Hampshire. The sun, however, did show up along with over 200 foster parents and foster children to participate in the foster parent weekend. 

Over the weekend, days and nights were filled with fun activities, including candy bar bingo, tye dying t-shirts, swimming, hay rides, and visits from Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™. Saturday’s events were a huge hit and closed with a barbeque that fed close to 200 hungry campers. A foster parent’s sister donated a beautiful cake with a Yogi Bear theme and many cookies for the weekend festivities that allowed everyone to satisfy their sweet tooth after dinner.

Not only did this weekend allow foster families to enjoy a relaxing time, it also presented great opportunities for foster parents to network and meet other foster families from around the State. It was exciting to see seasoned and new foster parents share their stories of fostering and gain support from one another. Also in attendance for some of the weekend events were DCYF staff members from several district offices and even some prospective foster parents. This weekend showed undeniable unity between foster families, foster children, staff and statewide communities.

Foster parents from all over the State were able to enjoy this peaceful weekend at a discounted rate of free campsites and half priced cabins.   Thanks Jellystone Park campground!