Camp Stories and Activity Pages

Starter ideas for good campfire stories

  • Yogi Bear wakes up in the middle of hibernating, hungry for a midnight snack.
  • A boy and girl go hiking in the woods and confront a bear – who talks!
  • Late at night, cozy in your tent, you hear something growl. And it isn’t your stomach!

Coloring Book

Click on each image to download a printable coloring book page!


Holiday Coloring Pages

Activity Pages

Click on the image to download the printable activity pages!

Splash Fun


Think you have a high-caliber cannonball? Go up against your family and friends and give it your best shot. Score by the size of the splash, but style points count too. Smile at the judges (aka Mom and Dad) and see how much water you can knock out of the pool!

In this game, the first one to the bottom ends up on top. Someone tosses in a penny, or a quarter, or a three-carat diamond (uh, not likely) and you and your friends or sibs take a deep dive to the bottom of the pool. Whoever grabs it and brings it back up scores a point.

The air may be hot, but it certainly won’t be dry as fun-loving campers pelt each other with cool water in all its splashiest forms. Anything from hoses and buckets to squirt guns and water balloons. Different Parks feature different ways to battle it out, but all’s fair in a Jellystone Park Water War.

You don’t need a gym. You don’t need sand. All it takes is a Jellystone Park swimming pool, a ball and a net. Team up with old friends and meet new ones while you play the aquatic version of this popular sport. Bump, set, spike, splash! Volleyball is even cooler in the pool.

It’s hard to imagine there’s someone who hasn’t discovered this game yet, but we wanted to refresh your memory. To play, one player closes their eyes and repeatedly shouts, “Marco” and each time the other players respond with “Polo”. The first player moves blindly around the pool trying to tag the others, as they try to evade him or her. The first one caught is now “It” – the next Marco searcher.

How can a game that starts with ”Fishy fishy, cross my ocean!” not be a blast? The object is for the “minnows” to get from one end of the pool to the other without being caught, aka tagged, by the “shark”. If tagged, then the minnow also becomes a shark and the game is repeated as the number of sharks grows. The last minnow standing, er, swimming, is the winner.

Tasty Recipes

What’s a camping trip without s’mores?

Here are some creative ways to make them!

Traditional S’more – Graham Cracker + Chocolate + Marshmallow

Caramel S’more – Graham Cracker + Chocolate + Caramel Topping + Sprinkle of Coarse Sea Salt + Marshmallow

Tropical S’more – Graham Cracker + Pineapple Slice + White Chocolate + Toasted Coconut Marshmallow

Peanut Butter S’more – Graham Cracker + Peanut Butter Cup + Marshmallow

Cheesecake S’more – Graham Cracker + Whipped Cream Cheese + Strawberry, Raspberry or Blueberry Jam + Marshmallow

The recipe for a fun picnic? There’s more than one.

Try some of these. Everything tastes better when you’re eating outdoors! Click on each recipe for details, or download them all here:


Cup of Dirt


Cup of Dirt

What’s more yummy than gummy worms on top of crushed cookies on top of chocolate pudding?


Banana Butterfly


Banana Butterfly

Small pretzel twists, a banana, raisins and apple slices make a tasty, fun snack sure give the kids butterflies in their stomachs.


Chocolate Bird Nests


Chocolate Bird Nests

Make these around Easter, or anytime, and you’ll see your kids flying into the kitchen.

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2-2.5 cups chow mein noodles
  • Small jelly beans, speckled malted milk eggs or other egg-shaped candy
  1. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Spray with a non-stick vegetable spray.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  4. Carefully fold in the chow mein noodles.
  5. Spoon six mounds of the mixture onto the pan and, with your fingers, form each one into a 4” (10 cm) nest shape.
  6. Make a small indentation in the center of each nest and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. Just before serving, remove the nests from the fridge and place the egg-shaped candy in the center of each nest.

Campfire Cones


Campfire Cones

Hold everything – these sweet treats are campfire legends. 

  • 1 ice cream cone
  • A variety of fillings: chocolate chips, butterscotch morsels, white chocolate morsels, walnuts, peanuts, almonds, toffee pieces, mini marshmallows, brown sugar, coconut, banana pieces, dried fruit
  • 1 piece of foil, big enough to wrap the cone

Allow each camper to layer in the fillings of their choice. Wrap securely with foil and place over heat near campfire or on grill just long enough for the chocolates to melt. Unwrap and enjoy!


Frog Face


Frog Face

Kids jump at the chance to make these. Use apple slices, peanut butter, gummy worms, grapes and chocolate chips to make funny, yummy frog faces that bring a smile to your kids’ faces. Helpful hint: use toothpicks to keep chocolate chips in place.


Breakfast Bears


Breakfast Bears

The perfect breakfast for growling stomachs. With bread, peanut butter, banana slices and blueberries, Breakfast Bears are a healthy, happy way to start the day.


Crabby Snack


Crabby Snack

No kid can be crabby when they’re staring down this super cute snack. Just cut a cored apple in half, slice a few strawberries and marshmallows, and arrange it all on a plate as shown. Add chocolate chips to make googly eyes for a real “seefood” snack.





Oh boy, these Doughboys turning a traditional breakfast treat upside down.

  • Refrigerated biscuit dough
  • Squeeze margarine
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • A fat wooden stick, a campfire, foil
  1. Cover the end of the stick (a broomstick works well) with foil.
  2. Wrap the dough of one biscuit around the stick so that it forms an inverted cup.
  3. Roast your biscuit over the campfire until cooked.
  4. Pull the biscuit off, turn it over, and pour some margarine and cinnamon sugar inside for a sweet, simple campfire treat.

Cookie Cutter Fruit Kabob


Aim for the stars with this refreshingly simple snack. Just use a cookie cutter to make watermelon stars and stack blueberries on a skewer for a snack perfect for 4th of July or any time.


Oatmeal Bear


Turn oatmeal, kiwi and blueberries into a bear-y special Jellystone Park breakfast. It’s almost too cute to eat!


Bear Pancakes


Pancakes, bananas, blueberries and strawberries make a bow-tied bear breakfast that’s simply irresistible.


Flower Waffle


It just takes a little flower power to get the kids to eat a healthy breakfast, using mini waffles, strawberries and kiwi to brighten their plates and start the day off right.

Chocolate Spiders

Make your favorite batch of chocolate cupcake mix and garnish with chocolate icing, chocolate sprinkles, black string licorice, candy eyes, and voila! You’ve got yourself a chocolate spider treat.

Banana Ghosts & Pumpkins

Banana Ghosts

Peel and cut your bananas in half, then stuff them with slightly melted chocolate chips to create a spooky banana ghost.

Tangerine Pumpkins

Transform your tangerines into festive little pumpkins by first peeling them and then cutting to size the celery stick for the stem.

Apple Monsters

These creatures are as friendly as they are delicious!

  • Green apples, each quartered
  • Almond butter or hazelnut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Candy eyes
  1. Cut the middle out of each quarter apple to create the mouth.
  2. Coat the inside of the mouth with a filling of almond or hazelnut butter.
  3. Place sunflower seeds on the top of where the mouth is for the teeth.
  4. Place one strawberry slice inside the mouth for the tongue.
  5. Place candy eyes above the mouth, using a dab of almond butter to make it stick in place.

Sausage Mummies

Wrap the pastry strips around each sausage, bake them in the oven until they become golden brown, and then add a small dot of honey to attach the candy eyes for some adorable sausage mummies!

Mini Strawberry Santas

Cute and easy to make, these Mini Strawberry Santas are sure to become a holiday favorite for your entire family!

  • Strawberries – hulled
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  1. Cut the hulled-side strawberries so they can stand up. Slice off the tip of each strawberry to make Santa’s hat.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Lift the beater or whisk straight up and the whipped cream will form soft mounds.
  3. Spoon a large dollop of whipped cream on top of the strawberry base for the face and beard. Place the hat on top of the face and add a dot of whipped cream, using a toothpick, on top of the hat for the pom-pom and 2 dots on the strawberry base for buttons.
  4. Place 2 sprinkles on the face to make the eyes.

Reindeer Pretzel Rods

Ignite your festive cheer with this combination of sugary sweetness and savory saltiness!

  • Large pretzel rods
  • Pretzel twists
  • Chocolate – melted
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Red candy pearls
  1. Melt chocolate in a glass jar in the microwave and dip the pretzel rods right into the melted chocolate.
  2. Add two candy eyes and a red candy pearl as the nose.
  3. Attach two pretzel halves as antlers to the pretzel rod by dipping the part of the pretzel twist that will adhere to the pretzel rod into additional melted chocolate to help it stick.
  4. Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature for 2 hours or so.

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

Embrace the winter season with these delightful hot chocolate marshmallow cups! These bite-sized treats make the perfect winter snack.


Mini cookies
Jumbo marshmallows
Mini candy canes
Chocolate – melted

  1. Cut off the hook part of a mini candy cane, dip it into melted chocolate & attach it to the marshmallow for the “handle”
  2. Give it a few minutes to set, then dip the bottom of the marshmallow in chocolate & press on top of the cookie
  3. Add a small amount of chocolate on top of the marshmallow & add sprinkles
  4. Let chill for 10 minutes in the fridge to fully set, then enjoy!

Thank you, Kat Condon, for this recipe!

Meet our cast of characters

Click on a character to read their bio

Yogi Bear™

Yogi Bear is eternally optimistic, unflappable – and clearly smarter than the average bear. He uses those smarts not just to snatch pic-a-nic baskets, but to fuel adventures of all kinds with his Jellystone Park friends, Boo Boo and Cindy Bear. His fun-loving nature makes him a perennially popular friend to park residents and visitors alike.

Boo Boo™

A devoted friend and sidekick, little Boo Boo is always finding himself in Yogi Bear’s schemes to hijack pic-a-nic baskets from unsuspecting Jellystone Park visitors. The cute “straight man” to Yogi Bear the comedian, Boo Boo’s loyalty and concern for his big buddy is what makes him so endearing and loveable.

Ranger Smith™

Ranger Smith is a by-the-book officer tasked with protecting Jellystone Park visitors’ picnic baskets. He’s continually frustrated at Yogi Bear’s seemingly endless and comical string of heists. Although he secretly admires Yogi Bear’s free spirit, he never lets on because of his wholehearted dedication to his duties.

Cindy Bear™

It isn’t easy being Yogi Bear’s girlfriend, but Cindy Bear takes it in stride. She’s prim, proper and polite, in contrast to Yogi Bear who can be a bit rowdy and rambunctious. Cindy Cindy’s trademark expression, “Ah do declare,” is her charming way of feigning surprise at Yogi Bear’s many amusing misadventures.

Yogi Bear Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventure


Wildflowers you might encounter








Black-eyed Susan


Wild Geranium



Plan Your Trip


Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have everything you and your family need to make long-lasting memories. From pools, water slides, and splashgrounds to jumping pillows, wagon rides, and foam parties to theme events, s’mores, and of course, visits with Yogi Bear™ and his friends, family fun is always the main attraction at our family campgrounds! With more than 75 locations across the United States and Canada, we make it easy to enjoy a quality camping experience that’s close to home.

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