Here’s a nice article we found about the Jellystone Park in Caledonia, WI. Thought we’d pass it along if you’re looking for a vacation in Wisconsin.
Looking For A Place To Beat The Heat Or Have A Stay-cation?
The hot weather has zapped all of us, but here’s a fun place you can go to beat the heat and even have a few laughs and giggles around the campfire.
Looking for a place to cool off? Yogi’s got you covered.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, 8425 State Road 38, just may be one of the coolest places to escape the hot weather, and the park and RV/campground isn’t far from home.
Randy and Theresa Isaacson, along with their three adult daughters – Rachel, Bridget and Marley and their families – operate the camp-resort from early May through mid-October each year.
The campground recently added a 173.5-foot waterslide that drops 25 feet, new mini golf greens, and two premium campsites, and four basic cabins to the 250 plus sites. They also upgraded the bathrooms.
Bridget Bender, the general manager for the park and Randy and Theresa’s middle daughter, said they added the amenities to provide their guests a better camping experience.
“The feedback we’ve gotten from riders has been fun to listen to,” Bender said. “Everyone loves the new waterslide, but the adults seem to be more surprised by it than anyone. This is what might explain the look on people’s faces as they exit the flume. Everyone has a shocking look on their face initially as if they are surprised by its speed, and then it is all smiles.”
Next year a second slide will be added, Bender said.
The park also features recreation activities and just recently held a mystery-themed weekend where campers needed to figure out who stole Yogi’s picnic basket and JellyFest, which features everything from karaoke to a “gel…ly hair style contest,” will be held from July 13 through July 15. They also have laser tag, a jumping pillow, pool and water balloon slingshots.
“We want our guests to have an experience that they can’t get anywhere else,” Bender said.
But you don’t have to camp at the park to enjoy the pool and recreation area. Day passes are $14 for an individual or $50 for a family from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, but some weeks are excluded.
Visit the campground’s website for campground pricing. Camping prices include all of the activities and recreation events.
They offer sites for tent and RV camping, but if lugging around all of that camping gear isn’t your thing, they also have a number of cabins, and they have air conditioning.
“We’re an expensive campground, but we offer a value vacation,” Bender said.
There’s no doubt about it – so far, summer 2012 has been a hot one! With much of the country facing record-breaking, super-intense heat, it’s hard for families to come up with activities that keep everyone cool but entertained. Look no further than your favorite Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, where swimming pools, splash parks, watersides and more offer a wet ‘n wild time for the entire family. Here’s just a glimpse at the fun to be had; be sure to check your nearby campground to see how they are helping guests beat the heat.
• A half-hour’s drive from Houston, the Lone Star Jellystone Park in Waller features a 350-foot whoosh into the water on its famous Pine Tree Plunge waterslide. Don’t miss the Ride the Serpent slide, the plunge pool and the swimming pool. For younger kids, visit the Splash Playground with its 5000-gallon Picnic Basket Blaster. And when you need to dry out just a little, the Wet-n-Wild Hey Wagon will keep you cool outside the pool.
• A giant swimming pool and a separate slide pool with three different water slides make this Minnesota campground perfect for pumping up the excitement. Keep an eye out for the Slip ‘n Slide, where kids will have a belly-busting good time.
• Teens, tweens and kids (not to mention Mom and Dad) splash into fun at the Splash Park and Yogi Bear’s Water Zone in Gloucester Point, VA. With waterslides, spray guns, buckets dumping gallons of water from far overhead and of course old-fashioned swimming, a weekend at Gloucester Point is sure to be wet, wild and full of memories.
• Caledonia Wisconsin's Water Zone features Yogi Bear’s Picnic Splash, with water slides, sprayers and a giant picnic basket that fills with water and dumps it out every few minutes. The Water Wars area offers water balloons and sling shots – what better combination for kids to help keep their parents nice and cool? The swimming and activity pool is for those who actually want to swim – and maybe play a little water basketball, volleyball and more.
Now through March 4th receive “Beat the Clock Specials” when you call Jellystone Park™ Campground in Caledonia, WI between 7:30 am and 11:00 am. Discounts are for cabin and site rentals. Reservations must be made by telephone at 262-835-2565 and paid in full. Visit their site for details.
July is here, and that means camping and family vacation season is at its best! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Warrens has several exciting activities planned for the month of July, so gather up the gang and book your stay for one of these awesome family fun themed weeks!
July 5-11: Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate! This year will be the most fun filled and sweet chocolate week yet! Start by slipping around on the chocolate Slip-n-Slide, or participate in the chocolate pie eating contest. There will also be chocolate crafts and live entertainment at the band stand by Pink Confusion- an all girl band-performing on July 10. Come check out what Cindy Bear is so excited about, just don’t forget to bring some old clothes, however, because this weekend gets really messy!!
July 12-18: It’s Yogi’s Birthday! Come celebrate our favorite bear’s birthday! He will be out looking for you to help his friends sing “Happy Birthday” and wish him ‘many more!’ Even though he’ll be another year older, he never seems to show his age. Don’t miss the opportunity to party hardy with Yogi and the gang! Brush up on your Yogi Trivia for great prizes. Performing at the band Stand July 17 will be the Kar-Jackers with DJ and karaoke fun for everyone!
July 19-25: Sports Week! This week is for the sports lover and fan in us all. Come compete in a variety of games or learn new ones! There is sure to be something for everyone to participate in whether it’s basketball, volleyball, swimming contests, or just being a spectator. Or, head over to the skate park and show your stuff!
July 26-August 1: Miss Cindy Bear’s Week! Let’s see if Cindy Bear can make Yogi be on his best behavior. As Cindy likes to be a Princess, let’s have some of our own Princesses! Bring your Princess outfits and let’s have some fun! There will be a golf cart parade featuring all of our special royalty in waiting. Games and fun galore! And, if you like rock music, come dance to the tunes of the Radio Raid Band, performing live at the band stand on July 31, 2010.
Aside from all the themed fun, don’t forget the Warrens Jellystone Park has Yogi Bear’s Splash Zone, Water Wars, slides, and a sandy swimming beach for all your families’ wet and wild desires.
To make a reservation or to find out more information, visit www.jellystonewarrens.com or call 888-386-9644 but hurry because spots are filling quickly!
The dog days of summer are finally among us, and with temperatures rising, there’s no better way for your family to stay cool than in the water. With several amenities sure to please any water lover, Jellystone Parks offer a wide variety of wet and wild fun.
All of our campgrounds have sparkling pools for soaking, splashing and relaxing, but Jellystone Park’s premiere beat-the-heat play place is Yogi Bear’s Water Zone “Splash Ground.” Found at many of our parks, these playgrounds in the water add a new element of fun to the old-fashioned swimming pool. Whether it’s the mushroom shaped showers, squirting water cannons or buckets of water dumped on unsuspecting heads, everyone in the family is sure to keep cool while having a blast. There are even zero-entry levels for the smallest members of the family to safely enjoy. Just a few of the campgrounds featuring this one-of-a-kind water play include Bremen, Georgia; Robert, Louisiana; and Quarryville, Pennsylvania. For a complete listing of the campgrounds with Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, please visit Splashgrounds.
For the more daring members in your family, many of our parks have twisting, turning and gravity defying waterslides. Jellystone Parks such as Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Woodstock, New Brunswick; Waller, Texas; Marion, North Carolina and Fremont, Wisconsin have super flumes that take riders on a journey with all the thrills of a theme park, giving parents the perfect answer to the perennial kid question, “What can we do now?” For more water sliding fun filled parks, see Waterslides.
On top of all the pools, splashes, and thrilling water slide fun, some of our other Jellystone Parks offer lakes, rivers and streams which include outrageous fun like boating, fishing, rafting, and sandy beaches to wade and swim in. For our list of ways to get wet, see Family Fun.
So gather the family, beat the heat and head out to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park near you! For more information visit our website at campjellystone.com or call 1-800-558-2954 and take advantage of the all the wet and wild summer time fun!
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 campjellystone.com 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!
Father’s Day, June 20, 2010, is right around the corner. This year, give Dad the gift of great memories by staying at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, many of which have special events planned just for Dad.
Mill Run, PA – Mill Run hosts an annual Father’s Day Miss Jellystone Pageant where you can doll up your dad to compete for bragging rights and the “Miss Jellystone” title. The weekend also features competitions to see if Dad can outsmart, outrun or out eat his kids with bug eating, mud slinging events.
Cherokee, NC – Activities include a special ‘Dads Only’ frozen t-shirt contest, Dads vs. Kids tug-of-war, and a Father’s Day hot dog cook out.
Sturgeon Bay, WI – Cheer your Dad on in the Jellystone “Big Splash” contest or the chocolate pudding eating contest. Then, challenge your Dad at mini-golf, where he’ll receive a complimentary game.
North Java, NY – Bring your remote controlled boats and cars for the RC Races on the Yogi course, or bring a box and decorate your own unique race car to compete for prizes in Jellystone’s unique family race! The Father and Son/Daughter look-a-like contest and competition is always a winner as well.
Austin, MN – Dad’s can compete in the 2nd annual Father’s Day Golf Cart Rodeo (loner carts available) or horseshoe tourney. After that, Dad’s can join the Jellystone Park staff for the annual Dads’ get-together pool side.
Whether it’s cheering your Dad onto victory in a race or tournament, or laughing it up alongside Mom as Dad struts his stuff in a t-shirt contest or beauty pageant, one thing is for sure! Dad will have a Father’s Day full of memories he’ll cherish forever.
Let’s hear it for Dad’s!
Yogi Bear™ and the gang over at the Fremont, WI Jellystone Park want to show their appreciation by offering Father’s Day discounts from June 14-20, 2010. Dads will receive 10% off for each child on any stay of 2 nights or longer. 1 child earns you 10% off, 2 would be 20%, 3 equals 30%, etc. (Maximum discount is 50% and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions).
So if Dad is ready to get wet n’ wild in the pool, play fun father’s day games, relax fireside or do some fishing on the Partidge Lake, he’s certain to enjoy his Father’s Day savings while making lasting family memories.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call (800) 258-3315.
Jim and Jill Kavicky, owners of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, have been recognized as Operators of the Year by the Jellystone Park franchise system.
The Operator of the Year Award is given to the individual or team directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of a Camp-Resort in recognition of excellence in management. Evaluation criteria include customer service, inspection ratings, daily management and business growth.
“We appreciate LSI’s recognition of our hard work to improve the management and inspection ratings of our park over the eight years of ownership, and we’re grateful for their continued guidance and support,” said Jim Kavicky. “As a family that camped at our park before owning it, we are honored to have the opportunity to direct the operations of the park toward its original look and atmosphere to offer families an exceptional camping and entertainment experience.”
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground at Sturgeon Bay is the original Jellystone Park campground, started by founder Doug Haag 41 years ago. Located in picturesque Door County, WI, the park offers the finest area camping amenities and accommodations at reasonable prices. With campsites for tents, travel trailers and RVs, as well as furnished cabins, every guest will feel at home. Families can enjoy two heated pools and a kiddie pool, miniature golf, three playgrounds, basketball, soccer, softball, arts & crafts, the Yogi Bear theater, a dance pavilion and more. Every weekend features themed activities, and the original Old Faceful geyser re-opened when the campground celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009.
The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground at Sturgeon Bay is open May 15 – September 13, 2010.
The Christmas Carnival of Lights opened at the Jellystone Park campground in Caledonia, Wisconsin on Thanksgiving day. There are more than 1 million lights on the grounds of the campground that can be seen on a drive through the park. You’ll see what Santa’s elves are working on in Santa’s workshop, Rudolph leading Santa’s huge sleigh, and a huge fifteen foot tall gingerbread house covered in candies. Santa will be making appearances every Wednesday and Saturday night and you can skip the lines at the mall and purchase a framed photo with you and Santa here!
When you are done driving through the one-of-a-kind handmade christmas displays, stop in the Santa’s Workshop and Coffee Shop to pick up a complimentary christmas trivia booklet for the kids and finish up your holiday shopping. Take a few minutes to warm up with a variety of hot beverages from latte’s and mocha’s, to hot chocolate and cinnamon apple cider.
The fun begins just south of Oak Creek, Wisconsin located 1/2 mile south of the Milwaukee County line in Caledonia right off HWY 38.
$13 per car
$20 per limosine or passenger van holding more than 8 people or mini-bus
The display is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Jan. 3. Closed Christmas Day.
For more information visit www.wichristmascarnival.com or call (262) 835-2565.