Make Father's Day Special at Jellystone Parks

June 2, 2011

Father's Day activities at Jellystone

It’s time to celebrate the special man in your life.  June 17th-19th, let your favorite Jellystone Park campground make this Father’s Day one Dad will never forget. All across North America Yogi Bear™, Boo Boo™, Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™ will be celebrating dads with contests, activities, music and crafts. Here’s a sample of your options: 
Enjoy Father’s Day Canadian style at the Niagara Falls Jellystone Park. The weekend prior to the holiday, June 10-12, offers kids the opportunity to create cards and crafts to present to their dads on the big day. Or visit on Father’s Day proper, when the campground holds Yogi Bear’s Birthday Party, with party games and cake and ice cream. We’re sure Yogi Bear will be happy to share his special day with Dad.
At our campground in CA , dads and kids can put each other to the test in a series of contests, including gunny sack races, three-legged races and the paddle boat slalom. There’s also craft time for making a special gift, a concert in the vineyard and a movie under the stars.
Dads eat breakfast free with the family at the Jellystone Park campground in Pelahatchie, MS. And with Yogi Bear’s Water Town, a sandy beach, mini golf and a 95-acre fishing lake, all onsite, he’s sure to have a relaxing weekend to remember.
And at our Columbia, SC campground , the whole family will love Friday’s Family Movie, special crafts kids can make for Dad, a fishing tournament, candy bar bingo and dads eat free at Sunday’s pancake breakfast.

We can’t wait to see your clan for Father’s Day 2011!

Family Discovers "New Kind of Camping" at Jellystone Parks

July 27, 2009

It’s the month in which we celebrate our country’s hard-earned (and hard-defended) independence, and we’re so excited to honor a member of the United States Marines as July’s Camping Memories contest winner! Sergeant Robert Spade was kind enough to share his family’s longtime love of Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. Thanks to Sgt. Spade for being part of our family – and especially for his service to the our nation!

My wife and I have been camping together since our wedding 24 years ago. We started out in a tent, then two pop-up campers, (during which time our daughters were born), two travel trailers and finally the fifth wheel we currently have. We used to stay only at KOA Campgrounds because that is all we knew. They met our basic needs, but their prices kept going up and they started charging extra for children and the use of A/C, which the 10% KOA Kard did not put a dent in these add on charges. 
Then one day while we were planning a trip to Natural Bridge, VA , we found a Jellystone Park nearby and we decided to try it. That was the beginning of a whole new kind of camping. The staff are the most helpful and friendliest I have ever witnessed. From making the reservations to leaving the park, they made my family feel like we are the only campers there. There is always well organized activities to keep our children entertained if I need some alone time. Having served 12 years and two Combat Tours in the Marine Corps, it brought tears to my eyes every morning when we would gather at the Flagpole to say the Pledge of Allegiance with Yogi or Boo Boo. The campground was so clean and peaceful. 

family vacation at Jellystone Park

family vacation at Jellystone Park

Anytime I have had to cancel for any reason, they are most understanding and helpful. The campgrounds and the staff are focused on clean, safe and well organized family fun. My children still sing the “Sticky Moose Song” they learned on the hayride in Niagara Falls, Canada. We now plan our camping trips around Jellystone Parks. We are booked at the Luray, VA Jellystone Park over the July 4th weekend, and my children are eager to try the waterslide. We have not camped at a KOA since we discovered what Jellystone Parks have to offer. I want to thank you for your training program, it really shows in the service we receive. Here are a few of our photos that we have collected, it was hard to limit how many to send. Thank you for all of the past and future memories you have helped provide for my family.

If you’d like to enter the Camping Memories contest, join the Jellystone Park Journal, our e-newsletter.