Mother's Day

Give mom the gift of family this Mother’s Day at a Jellystone Park™! Mother’s Day is a special day to remember and honor your mom for all of the wonderful things she has done for your family. If you’re looking for great mother’s day gift ideas, then celebrate her at a Jellystone Park. Whether she loves RV camping, the comfort of a cabin rental, or the beauty of tent camping, your mom will know how much she is loved this mother’s day at a Jellystone Park campground.

Each park has a slightly different approach to honoring mom, but there will be plenty of activities to enjoy. Some parks are serving breakfast while others have special Mother’s Day card making or crafts. However you decide to lavish your mom, she will feel the love of family and enjoy a weekend of being treated like a queen! It’s easy to come up with great mother’s day gift ideas with Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts!

Plus, this year we’re giving all moms who spend their weekend with us a custom mirror compact (while supplies last.)

Make your reservation today and give her a memorable, relaxing, and fun weekend the whole family will remember.

Disclaimer: If a Jellystone Park location is not listed, they either do not have Mother’s Day specific events or they are not yet open for the season.  To view a full list of locations, go to the Find a Park page.

2015 Mother’s Day Events

(Events are subject to change. Be sure to visit the park’s website for the most up-to-date activity schedule.)


Kingston, NSWake Up the Bears Weekend. Join us with pots and pans to wake up the Bears from their hibernation! Come for a story time with Yogi Bear™, PJ Party, movie night, and a pillow fight! Make a cool noisemaker craft to wake up the bears! Mothers will receive a free gift!

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Help wake up Yogi Bear and Boo Boo™ to join in our Mother’s Day activities and games! Make a special craft for Mom on her big day! On Sunday morning, Yogi Bear™ will be delivering a treat to Mothers at their sites. Don’t forget your favorite PJs for a pajama party with Yogi Bear!


Elberta, AL – Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Tea where you can present her with a special Mother’s Day Card and a bouquet of flowers that you made. Sign up in the office for a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast.


Estes Park, CO – Opening Weekend is all about Mom! Celebrate Mom with 15% off campsites and 20% off cabins.

Larkspur, CO – Mother’s Day Weekend activities


Milford, DE – Cindy Bear’s Mother’s Day Weekend: LOVE is spelled M-O-M! Having fun with mom is what this weekend is all about!


Madison, FL – Make a card and craft ($) for Mom and Grandma. It will be a special weekend full of fun and relaxation for Mom and the whole family! All mothers camping with us will receive a free gift upon arrival.


Bremen, GA – Mother’s Day weekend features Mother’s Day Cup Cake, Mother’s Day Card, Candy Bar Bingo, make a special sand plaster gift for mom, Mommy & Me double handprint craft and much more.


Amboy, IL – Cindy Bear™ hosts an enchanted fairy tale weekend for Mom. Free horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, an enchanted party, magical carpet rides for princes and princesses, a candy hunt and sand castle building. A Special Mother’s Day gift for mom from Yogi Bear.

Millbrook, IL – We’ll be spending the weekend celebrating those wonderful moms!

Pittsfield, IL – Let’s celebrate Mom the right way here at Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes! Moms, you deserve the best, and we will do our best to help you relax on your special day! Kids, make Mom a special gift, and we will have a special breakfast for Moms on Sunday ($). Special Mom wagon ride with the kids.


Bloomington, IN – Happy Mother’s Day to the Best Moms Ever! The Ranger™ has a special gift for all moms this weekend. You can make your Mom a special craft to celebrate her special day. Give Mom Saturday night off and enjoy a BBQ Chicken Dinner ($). After dinner, bring your special Mom to our Glow Stick Dance.

Fremont, IN – Treat your Mom like the Queen she is this weekend! We’ll have champagne for Moms at the pancake breakfast, make her something special at craft hour, Mom’s poolside hour along with wagon rides, bingo, and much more!

Knightstown, IN – It’s Mom’s SPECIAL Weekend! Treat Mom like royalty this weekend. Create a Mother’s Day gift to make her day.

Pierceton, INMOTHER’S DERBY DAYS & WAKE UP THE BEARS WEEKEND.  Bring mom camping this weekend for some extra special “Pamper Mom Time” where you can give Mom a manicure. Moms, come to the store for your special Mother’s Day gift. What would Derby Days be without a Horse Race? Pick out your favorite name and let’s go to the track. Enjoy the evening at the annual wine and cheese tasting party with fun music from “Timeless Tunes” with DJ Jammin’ Jimmy. Don’t forget, this is the weekend to bring your noise makers, because we are waking up THE BEARS.

Plymouth, INWake Up The Bears/Mothers’ Day Weekend. Let’s start Friday night with a Mom’s Night Out. Bring your children to the west end recreation building where they will be playing games and watching movies Have them bring their skates for some roller skating and much more while Mom can enjoy special dinner deals at the Café and then watch a movie. Saturday morning we will wake up the Bears and go for our first Hey! Ride of the season. We will make mom a special present, play games, and even take a family picture with your choice between Yogi Bear or Boo Boo. Enjoy Saturday evening’s Family Dance. Don’t forget to cast your vote for MOM of the YEAR!

Scottsburg, IN – Mom’s Day Weekend. Activities, hay rides and a special gift for Mom!


Lawrence, KS – All About Mom Mothers Day Weekend: Pamper Mom this weekend and treat her to a great weekend getaway at JellystonePark. FREE GIFT for all Moms at check-in. Kids will get to make a special arts and craft gift for Mom. We will have more crafts, games and more.


Cave City, KY – Mother’s Day Weekend. Pamper Mom this weekend and treat her to a great weekend getaway at Jellystone Park. Kids make a special gift for Mom at arts and crafts. We’ll have t-shirt coloring, crafts, games and more. We’ll have Mother-Daughter look-a-like contest as well. Kids dance the first dance with Mom at the Friday night family dance. Bring Mom to the Ranger Station Sunday morning for complimentary waffle breakfast for the entire family. Don’t forget Saturday night karaoke and hey-hey-hey rides!


Robert, LA – 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND! 40% OFF ALL CAMPSITES & CABINS: Our Beary special guests get beary special prices for your campsite or cabin. “40% OFF” Enjoy great fun family activities at the Rec Center. Sorry, not valid for PPL members.


Hagerstown, MD – Mother’s Celebration Weekend. This is the weekend to celebrate your mom. Moms get pampered with “special” facials and other TLC throughout the weekend. Girls and Moms are invited to a “purse party.” Give Mom a break from cooking and come to the special Sunday brunch – bring the family and Mom eats free. Don’t miss our moms-only wine and cheese party. Club Yogi™ Rewards Members get double the points for any stays April 1-May 15.


Hagerstown, MD – Mother’s Celebration Weekend. This is the weekend to celebrate your mom. Moms get pampered with “special” facials and other TLC throughout the weekend. Girls and Moms are invited to a “purse party.” Give Mom a break from cooking and come to the special Sunday brunch – bring the family and Mom eats free. Don’t miss our moms-only wine and cheese party. Club Yogi Rewards Members get double the points for any stays April 1-May 15.


Sturbridge, MA – Tractor-drawn hayride, bingo and band.


Frankenmuth, MI – Celebrate with mom this weekend. Special activities for mom and the kids on Saturday. Make a Mother’s Day craft and a Mom’s only swim time planned. Pancake Breakfast Sunday FREE for Moms.

Grayling, MI – Why Treat mom to a relaxing weekend and make it all about HER! Mom will receive a special gift at check in and play mini golf free all weekend. All campsites just $20.00 and rental units 50% off.

Silver Lake, MI – Mother’s Day/Hill Climb Weekend. Pamper your special Mom this weekend. Kids can make a special craft to dedicate to Mom and area attractions will provide even more to do for families! Mt. Baldy Hill Climb On Sunday.

South Haven, MI – This weekend it’s all about the mothers in our lives! What better way than to thank them for all they do, then a weekend full of pampering. We have a very special weekend planned. Mom will receive a special gift from South Haven Jellystone Park at check-in and a Free Pancake Breakfast on Sunday! Besides those freebies, there will be some pampering going on! Mom will be able to enjoy some nail care, facials and a massage. All the while enjoying a glass of wine, cheese/crackers, relaxing music and maybe a discussion or two? Don’t worry we will keep the kids busy too! They will be making a gift for mom, tie dying a shirt ($) for themselves, BINGO ($) and maybe a game or two.


Austin, MN – “Pamper Mama” Weekend. What better way to show our love for our mommies than a special camping weekend just for her? We will be making a craft for mom, having a mother/child nail polish tea party, and hosting our annual Shop with Assorted vendors, Relax, Wine & Cheese Party (age 21+ will be issued tickets for wine, with valid ID), and don’t forget a family hayride. Look forward to a Mommy and Me movie on Friday night. Saturday night will be a family fun Candy Bar Bingo kinda night. BONUS: Yogi Bear said to only charge $35.00 per night, but don’t tell Ranger Smith™!


Pelahatchie, MS – Kids bring mom out for a relaxing time this weekend and join us for a weekend full of activities that are all about mom! Including a Mother/Daughter look-a-like contest, facials & manicures. Then join us at the Activity Center to make mom a special gift she will love forever! Yogi will also have a special gift for mom and don’t forget moms eat free during breakfast on Sunday at the Cartoon Café!


Eureka/St. Louis, MO – We’re celebrating Mom! Join us on Saturday night for a fun family carnival, and see how you do in our pie challenge. Mom enjoys a FREE pancake breakfast, and goes home with a gift from the Jellystone Park gang!

Forsyth/Branson, MO – Pamper Mom this weekend. Free gift for all Moms at check-in, plus ceramics, games and activities for the whole family. Participate in the Mother – Daughter Look-a-Like Contest. Dads & Kids can make something special at our No Moms Allowed craft session. Bring a dish to share at our pot luck supper Saturday evening.

New Jersey

Elmer, NJ – Come in and show that special lady in your life just how much we love them. All moms will receive a special gift, free pancake breakfast and much more.

New York

Cooperstown, NY – MOTHER’S DAY/ WAKE UP THE BEARS: We honor Mom this weekend with a french toast breakfast (Mom’s eat free) and a free gift! Crafts, GaGa Ball, Hey Hey Ride and more! Don’t forget, we wake up Yogi Bear and Boo Boo for a summer of Fun!

Gardiner, NY – Make Mother’s Day memorable! Pancake breakfast on Sunday (free for Moms), free Mother’s Day crafts and card-making, mother/child look-a-like contest, Mother’s Day Basket BINGO ($), and more.

Mexico, NY – We’ll help you pamper Mom this weekend. Make Mom a gift, play “Mom & Me” games and more. Sunday FREE breakfast for Mom with a minimum of one paid adult breakfast, when accompanied by family. As a way to say “Thank You”, we have a special offer just for active duty military and veterans. Book an Electric / Water site for this weekend and receive 50% off regular spring pricing. You must present your active military or veterans ID to receive the discount. Must mention discount when reserving to receive this special rate. There is a minimum 2 night stay. No other discounts apply.

North Hudson, NYMother’s Day & Wake Up The Bears Weekend. Make Mom’s Day fun. Come out and treat Mom like the queen she is. Moms receive a gift this weekend from the rangers. Kids make a special gift for Mom. Who will be the first one to hug Yogi Bear & Boo Boo: Mom or one of the kids? Let’s help wake up Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Bring your noisemakers as they have been hibernating all winter long!

North Java, NY – Pamper Mom this weekend. Free gift for all Moms at check-in!! Make sure you don’t miss out on our Mother’s Day Facials! Participate in the Mother – Daughter Look-a-Like Contest, Mom & Kids Relays, and much more. Dads & Kids can make something special at our No Moms Allowed craft session. 50% off all Campsites, Cabins, Chalets & Deluxe Trailers.

Woodridge, NY – Mother’s Day/Thanks to You Weekend.  Happy Mother’s Day! Join us as we celebrate Mom. Mom’s receive a free gift at check-in. Paint a ceramic for Mom. Let Boo Boo help you make Mom a very special Mother’s Day card. Mom’s relax and let your kids give you a Chocolate Facial and Sparkly Manicure. It’s all just for YOU Mom. All weekend long enjoy Moms vs. Kids activities such as Splash Tug O’War, Pie Face Challenge, Marshmallow Tower Contest. Don’t forget about our yummy Egg and Bagel Breakfast ($) where Mom eats free! Active Teachers, Firemen, Nurses or EMTs enjoy a FREE site or 1/2 off summer rental unit rate, valid id is required.

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC – MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND & FIRESIDE CIRCLE. Happy Mother’s Day! Show Mom how much she’s loved by making something special with crafts. Mom receives a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning along with a special gift. Come join in on the family fun for all.

Marion, NC – May 4th – 10th Mother’s Day Week. It’s Mom’s turn to get out of the kitchen or away from the grill! Start her Saturday off with a “MUFFINS with MOM” celebration (campers must register in advance for this event)! Mom is FREE and kids and Dad pay $. Later enjoy time with Mom at the pool, then have fun creating a special gift just for Mom during arts and crafts time!

Tabor City, NC – This is a weekend all about mom! All moms will get a free gift (while supplies last) and be entered into a drawing for a fun prize awarded on Saturday. Kids will make mom a card and craft. We will also have mom and me games throughout the weekend.


Akron/Canton, OH – May 29-31 – Mom’s Weekend: Pamper Mom.

Big Prairie, OH – Ahh… The Beauty of Spring Time. Moms Receive a Special Jellystone Gift.


Mt. Gilead/Columbus – Yogi Bear wants to help you pamper your mom this Mother’s Day. Come in for a special weekend dedicated to all those special moms out there.


Harrisville, PA – Mothers-R-Special Weekend. Shopping Spree Extravaganza, Craft for Mom, Family Movie Night, Mother-child Tea Party, Flower Grams for Mom ($), Enter Mom in our gift give away, FREE wristband for Mom with purchase of a child wristband, Chair Massage by Peachy’s Therapeutic Massages ($).

Mill Run, PA – MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND. Bring Mom for some free pampering, manicure and hairstyle. Register Mom for a free gift. Come make Mom a present at kid’s crafts. Take Mom to dinner at our restaurant for one of our dinner specials, she’ll receive a free dessert with her meal ($).

Milton, PA – Mom will be a Queen for the day on Saturday. Start by making Mom a special craft in the morning. Then Cindy Bear honors all Mothers & their children with a Tea Party Saturday afternoon. Free pancake breakfast for Moms who come with their family on Sunday morning! (Small fee for everyone else) Bingo of course plus the Snack Bar opens this weekend!! Please note–No weekday activities until June 15th. Bicycle Helmets are required for children under age 12.

Quarryville, PA – Make Mother’s Day memorable! We are celebrating all moms this weekend with a special Mother’s Day pampering from the kids, free pancake breakfast on Sunday for Moms, free Mother’s Day craft and card-making, plus Mother’s Day Basket BINGO ($). Join us for mother/child look-a-like contest, a scavenger hunt and family movie night. Dad’s bring your spaghetti sauce supplies there will be a Mother’s Day Spaghetti sauce cook off. All campsite guests can add Sunday nights to this 2 night reservation (Fri. and Sat.) for only $25! Cabin renters – the third night is ½ price! (Activities and amenities are Fri-Sun until check-out time only; limited amenities on all other weekdays). PLUS Club Yogi Rewards Members get double the points for any stays April 1-May 15.

South Carolina

Swansea, SC – All Moms get a special gift from
Jellystone Park™. Friday Family Fun Movie. Kid’s Crafts – Special gift for Mom. Choose free craft or upgrade. ($) Adult Craft – Stepping Stones. Mrs. Jellystone Contest! Mom can win a great prize! Candy Bar Bingo. Pancake Breakfast Sunday ($) Moms eat FREE!!

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD – Treat Mom to a special weekend. 20% off all sites! Make your mom a special Mother’s Day Gift! Carnations and a hug from Yogi Bear.


Gatlinburg, TN – Time out for Mom! Get your special Mom away from the hustle and bustle of her daily grind and give her time to relax. Dedicate your favorite karaoke song to your Mom at our karaoke night. Celebrate her and make a one of a kind Mother’s Day card or treat her to a game candy bar bingo. All moms receive free gift on Mother’s day!

Nashville, TN – Celebrate Mother’s Day with your gal pal Cindy Bear. Moms will be pampered on our Saturday Spa Day with a twist. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Tea Party with Cindy Bear. Make Mom a special gift and card. Join us for a Special Breakfast on Sunday morning at the Hot Rod Ice Cream Shoppe. Your Mom will love it! All mothers enjoy a free gift from Cindy Bear.


Burleson, TXIncredimom Mother’s Day. “Mom’s the word” during this weekend full of celebrating our “super hero” moms, fun, and memories. Activities will have a special gift for your “Incredimom.” Get your family picture taken with Yogi Bear and friends. Kids, pamper your “Incredimom” with a manicure, massage, or facial at Cindy Bear’s “Mom Spa.” Make a special secret craft for Mother’s Day to give to mom. Get mom to show off her super hero skills and compete with you in our Fourth Annual “My Mom Ain’t No Sissy” Challenge. Or, enter our “Freaky Friday” Contest where moms dress like their kids and kids dress like their mom. Prizes will be awarded. Take mom to an outdoor evening movie. Or, treat mom to free breakfast on Mother’s Day morning. A “momnificent” time is in store if you stay with us this weekend.

Canyon Lake, TX – It is Mom’s special day, so we’re celebrating with a special little something for mom at check-in. Let her relax while the kids make a card and have fun! Don’t forget, pancakes are free for Mom on Sunday!

Fredericksburg/Texas Wine Country, TX – Come spend a wonderful Weekend out with your mom! And this weekend moms it’s about you! Have fun making fun crafts, watching great movies, and tons of family activities!

Tyler, TX – Give Mom a special weekend full of fun memories and relaxation. Get your family picture taken with Yogi Bear. Gift Mom a Tie Dye T-Shirt or paint her a ceramic to take home.  Get Mom to compete with you in our “#1 Mom Washer Tournament.”  Treat Mom to a free donut breakfast on Mother’s Day.

Waller, TX – Moms deserve a break so treat Mom to a well deserved getaway! We will treat Mom to a FREE pancake breakfast if you come with her!

Wichita Falls, TX –  Mad Hatter’s Mother’s Day Brunch & Tea Party. Calling all Moms- This is your weekend! Bring you family to the Ranch this weekend for a Wonderland of fun and excitement. The Mad Hatter has thrown a beautifully decorated Mother’s Day Brunch and Tea Party for you and your guests! Come in your best themed outfit- and maybe you will be crowned the Queen of Hearts!!! The Grand Lodge will host activities with Mom’s and their families in mind all weekend! Make sure to book your stay early this weekend is very popular! 20% Off for Moms who book 3 nights or more!


Emporia,VA – Special gift from Yogi Bear for Mom. Make a special gift for Mom. Scavenger hunt, Yogi Bear in person and more!

Gloucester Point,VA – Mother’s Day Royal Holiday. With activities like: Glitter Tattoos, Mom and Me Tot Jump Time, Queen’s Jewelry Box Craft, Hoppy Horse Jousting, Her Majesty’s Spaghetti Dinner ($), Queen of the Day Cards Craft, and Mother’s Day Morning Feast – a complimentary breakfast fit for a queen and her loyal subjects.

Luray,VA – The Queen’s Renaissance Weekend. Let’s show our Queen some love this weekend in celebration of Mother’s Day. Kids make a gift for Mom at crafts, sing songs on the wagon ride, and moms are free at candy bar bingo. Let’s go back in time to a mid-evil setting, Moms the Queen with her little princess and prince. This is the weekend of Luray’s Festival of Spring 3 miles away. Pools and Water Zone are open daily and the waterslide opens Saturdays starting this weekend. Club Yogi Rewards Members get double the points for any stays April 1-May 15.

Natural Bridge,VAMother’s Day Garden Party Weekend. “Mom! Mom! Mom!” No nagging your moms this weekend, kids. This is for them! Participate in the Mother/Daughter Relay Races (fathers and sons can participate to make it more interesting!), Mother’s Day Crafts, and so much more! Saturday evening we will be having our annual Cake Walk, so bring a baked good and join us! Proceeds are benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Sunday morning, Moms eat free at our Mother’s Day pancake breakfast!


Bagley, WI – Pamper mom this weekend with our family activities that will knock her socks off! We will be quizzing the kids to see how well they know mom, having a mom vs. child scavenger hunt, making mother’s day cards, having a pampering session for mom, and for the moms that are crazed bingo fans…Adult Bingo! Mom will get a FREE WRISTBAND this weekend. Ranger Smith has caught the spring fever and is offering the 2 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE special again for this weekend!!!

Caledonia, WI – Cindy Bear’s Birthday Weekend & Mother’s Day!
This Celebration will be filled with lots of your favorite party games and free cake and ice cream while supplies last. Join us Saturday morning for our second 5K S’more Fun Run/Walk. Racers save 10% off Friday-Sunday base rates on sites and rentals (not valid with other offers. Call for restrictions).Mother’s Day Special Wine & Painting event:  For $25 we will supply brushes, canvases and paint! An instructor will walk you through simple steps and lead you on how to paint your very own masterpiece that you will get to bring home. Bring your own bottle of wine (and a valid driver’s license) along with. You can opt to drink your own or you can join others that want to share and sample several different wines.

Fort Atkinson, WI – Mother’s Day Weekend (A “Thanks to You” 20% Off Camping Weekend**). This weekend is all about moms! Spend some quality time with your mom at Jellystone Park by pampering her with all the luxuries of camping. Stop by the activity center to make her a cool present or to have a manicure done with her. The evening brings a chance for her to design her own wine glass! Treat mom with special pricing on our camping this weekend along with all Nurses! **We want to say thanks to our Armed Forces, Reserves, Correction & Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Government Workers, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, EMT’s, Boy/Girl Scouts, and Church Youth Groups by offering 20% off from May 1-21 and from September 8 – October 15! Including our 4 Spook-tacular Howl-oween weekends!

Fremont, WI – Ready to spend some quality time with that special lady in your life? Come to Jellystone for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend full of pampering for mom! We’ll have a nail party, mommy makeover, mom/child games, and let’s not forget the Mother’s day craft . Come and relax on this very special weekend.

Warrens, WI – Mother’s Day Week & Cindy Bear Royalty. Let’s show Mom how special she is by treating her like a queen. Treat Mom to a free breakfast at the restaurant. Head to the craft center to paint her a ceramic or t-shirt for her special day. And don’t forget to bring your princess clothes! Free 3×5 picture frame from Yogi Bear for the first 75 Moms.

Wisconsin Dells, WISportstacular Mother’s Day Weekend. Batter Up! Give Mom the gift of family fun this Mothers Day at Jellystone Park™! Cheer on Mom and family at the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sand volleyball games, and slime baseball. Put on your best game face to compete in soccer games, flag football, and go for a hole in one on our award winning mini-golf course, where Mom plays for FREE. Pamper Mom at the Jellystone Park “SPA” for facials, massage, and manicures. Cheer on your team by making pennants, megaphones, and noise makers. Spoil mom with breakfast in bed hand delivered by Yogi Bear™ (5/10) and the wine and cheese tasting party (5/9). Enjoy FREE coffee and Danish (5/9 & 5/10). Don’t pass up 50% off resort amenities including boat rentals, mini-golf and golf carts, when you join us for our Magnificent Mothers Day!