Camping with Grandchildren

Have a Grand Old Time with the Grandchildren

It’s been said that 60 is the new 40 – and at Jellystone Park™ campgrounds, we know firsthand that it’s true. In fact, youthful retirees have created a whole new travel trend. Called “grandtravel,” it’s about grandparents everywhere enjoying their grandchildren in brand-new ways, taking them on the road, sans parents, for fun-filled RV camping trips that create memories to last a lifetime.

What better “grandtravel” getaway than a camping trip to Jellystone Parks? Whether RV camping, tent camping, or staying in a cabin , a camping trip is the perfect way to get to know your grandchildren better and strengthen those all-important bonds. Teach your grandson to bait a hook and catch his first fish. Splash around in the swimming pool or twist and turn down a waterslide. Join them in the arcade or take part in an old-fashioned pie eating contest. The best part about cabin, tent or RV camping at a Jellystone Park is the versatility – there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy onsite, or you can use it as a home base for exploring the area. Also, a camping trip is among the most affordable of vacation options, making it easy to take all the grandchildren without breaking your budget.

Wondering what to do on your camping trip? The possibilities are endless, but here are a few sure-to-please suggestions to get you going:

  • First, check out the campground’s activities calendar. Jellystone Parks have daily activity schedules which include crafts, ceramics, cartoons/movies, bands, contests and so much more – there’s bound to be something for every member of the family. Plus, Yogi Bear™ makes appearances throughout the day, and children of all ages love the famous bear!
  • Catch fireflies together and keep them in a glass jar with holes punched in the top.
  • Spread your sleeping bags under the stars and teach the kids the names of the constellations.
  • Roast marshmallows over an open campfire. Be sure to bring along everything you need for ooey, gooey s’mores.
  • Take a nature hike and collect leaves and interesting rocks along the way. For school-age children, take a book about plants and work together to identify the foliage.
  • Start up a game of two-on-two or HORSE at the campground basketball court.
  • Sing traditional campfire songs or go on a glow-stick hike after dark.

Contact a Jellystone Park Camp-Resort to start planning your family camping trip traditions!

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