Jellystone Park campgrounds are known for family fun and at our “Death by Chocolate” weekends, you’ll find a messy good time. Campers can participate in a variety of chocolate activities including pudding wresting, chocolate slip-n-slide, pie eating competitions and more. Here’s a list of campgrounds with upcoming Death by Chocolate events:
Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park, June 28 – 30: Human sundae contest; chocolate pudding wrestling; hot chocolate and marshmallows tug-o-war; sweetheart dance with a DJ and chocolate fountain.Jellystone Park Gulf Shores Alabama, July 29 to Aug. 4: Enjoy homemade chocolate ice cream and create chocolate crafts.
Jellystone Park Eufaula Oklahoma, July 19 – 21: Chocolate Slip N Slide; chocolate pie eating contest; and an ice cream social.
Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave Kentucky, July 15 – 21: Chocolate Slip N Slide; candy bar bingo; chocolate tug-o-war; wrestle in chocolate pudding; and paint with chocolate pudding.
Jellystone Park in Milton Pennsylvania., June 28 – 30: candy toss; candy jar guess game; chocolate Slip N Slide; and a hot fudge brownie ice cream social.
Recently Jellystone Park Campground in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, was featured in TribLIVE News announcing their grand opening of their new splashground. See the article below.
Yogi Bear’s Wetlands to Open on Saturday
By Rachel R. Basinger, FOR THE DAILY COURIER
Friday, June 10, 2011
Every year Randy Work, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Mill Run, tries to add something new to make his patrons’ camping experiences a little more special.
This year, campers will enjoy a whole new way to stay cool.
The park will hold the grand opening of Yogi Bear’s Wetlands at the center of the park, which includes Pirates Lagoon and Hurricane Mountain, on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Work said the day will include popcorn, snow cones and music; will have a Hawaiian and pirate theme; and encourages visitors to put on their grass skirts or eye patches.
“We really were trying to give it a tropical feel with palm trees and all so that campers could get that kind of atmosphere here in the north,” he said.
Tracy Czambel, operations manager, said construction of the new water park began last October, although the concept and ideas were tossed around for a couple of years.
“Randy (Work) takes a lot of pride in the park and invests a lot back into it for the enjoyment of the families,” she said.
Pirate Lagoon includes a huge fiberglass pirate ship, smaller slides and lots of water-spraying devices as well as a gigantic bucket of water at the top of a tower that empties out onto those below about every 3 to 5 minutes.
Hurricane Mountain is the site for two new tube-like fiberglass water slides, including a loop slide and a speed slide.
The construction of the new water park was completed by Emerald FX, LLC, North American Mazur, owned by Chuck DeCaro, Norwalk, Ohio. He said his company builds any kind of fiberglass construction and has worked with Cedar Point, Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World in the past.
Work said the park was opened in 1974 and is for family fun. It spans 100 acres and has 200 campsites and cabins.
Last year a new entrance and registration building was constructed as well as a new snowless snow-tubing track.
In addition, seven new cabins were recently built and 25 new campsites are under construction. The resort is also looking at building a new store and restaurant by the water park to replace the current store and restaurant at the lower end of the park.
The park and resort and all the activities offered are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $15 per day per person or $100 per person for a summer pass.