Labor Day weekend may mark the end of the traditional summer camping season, but for the Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds that offer Halloween-themed activities; their busiest season is just beginning.
“We’re just now getting into our busiest time of the year,” Dana Gabriel, co-owner of the Jellystone Park Campground in Swansea, S.C. , stated in a news release. She added that her park offers five consecutive Halloween-themed weekends that include carnival games as well as costume contests for adults, children and pets; campsite decorating contests; and trick or treating. Halloween-themed activities have gotten to be so popular, Gabriel said, that the park ratchets up the scariness, with “no scare” Halloween events on the last weekend of September and first weekend of October, followed by three full-on scary weekends for older children and adults that also include a haunted house, which Gabriel and her family created out of an old barn.
Most Jellystone Parks now offer Halloween-themed activities. Activities typically include campsite decorating and costume contests as well as trick or treating and, in some cases, haunted houses and spooky nighttime walks in the forest.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Swansea, South Carolina has an entire weekend of fun planned just for Dad. Weekend events begin Saturday morning with the Father’s Day fishing tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish, the fish that weighs the most and the most fish caught. Anyone can participate, but be ready to sign in bright and early at 7 am.
While Dad is busy baiting hooks and reeling in fish, the kids can make Dad a free Father’s Day craft while enjoying some cartoons.
A popular and entertaining activity, the “Mr. River Bottom Farms Pageant” is sure to entertain all guests. Dad’s will compete for the title in a series of events that include talent, costume and even a question and answer series with information provided from Mom and the kids. The winner can proudly boast the ‘Giant Tie’ and ‘Man Crown’ for all to see!
Sunday morning, Dad can enjoy a free pancake and sausage breakfast. Regular plates will also be available for the rest of the family for $3.00 each.
So whether Dad is competing in the fishing tournament, dressing up for the pageant, swimming in the pool for the ‘Father’s Only’ swim, or just relaxing by the fire, a weekend camping get-away is sure to be one he’ll never forget.
Spots are still available but are filling quickly so make your reservation today by calling 803-568-4182 or by visiting http://www.riverbottomfarms.com/reservation.html. 803-568-4182 http://www.riverbottomfarms.com/reservation.html
Just 28 miles from historic Columbia, SC, is a new Jellystone Park campground. Situated on 43 acres of beautiful rolling South Carolina farmland is the former River Bottom Farms campground in Swansea, SC , where guests will find a “relaxing experience with old Southern hospitality.”
The year-round campground offers 70 RV sites and camping sites to accommodate everything from state-of-the-art big rigs to the simplest tents. Their three fully-furnished cabin rentals can handle everyone else (just bring linens; the Hideaway cabin even allows pets under 20 lbs.) Planned activities like ladies’ craft time, Family Fun Movies, potluck dinners and scavenger hunts are offered at least every other weekend all year long.
Five stocked ponds and nearby Sleepy Creek cater to anglers with bass, brim and sunfish. A sparkling swimming pool beckons during warm weather, and the recreation field offers volleyball and horseshoes. A welcoming club room is the place for pool, arcade games and watching NASCAR or ball games on the big-screen TV. Nature lovers will enjoy well-marked trails to Sleepy Creek and North Edisto, while kids will have a ball at the brand-new playground.
With Augusta, GA and the Masters just an hour away, local golf is easy to find. The Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens are a short drive away, as is the EdVenture, the South’s largest children’s museum.
No wonder we are so excited about the coming year at Jellystone Park campgrounds! With amazing additions like these, how can it be anything but amazing?