With Yogi Bear™ and his friends in hibernation, winter visitors to year-round Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts will find a more adult crowd for socializing. Two parks recently announced that they are creating a host of new programs focusing on snowbirds and other winter guests who will be traveling without children.
At the 170-site Tabor City, North Carolina, Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort, Assistant Manager Rebecca Murphy says a new activities schedule will be introduced after Thanksgiving weekend.
“Our winter activities include crafting and knitting classes as well as bingo games and potlucks,” Rebecca explains. “We are developing golf outings and well as museum and art gallery tours for our winter visitors. Additional winter activities will include senior fitness classes, horseshoes, bag toss, ladies lunch outings, trivia games and holiday socials.”
And at the North Texas Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Burleson, the staff aims to please their “Winter Texans” with adult-oriented activities like live country music performances. “Winter Texans” are, of course, visitors who are hoping to avoid hibernating in the frozen north.
We’re shifting gears,” says Park Manager Steve Stafford. “We’re developing a growing array of activities and special
special events to keep our Winter Texans and other winter visitors entertained.”
New for the 2014-2015 winter season will be live country music performances on Nov. 7-8 and 14-15, and Christmas parties on Dec. 18-19 with food, live music and hay rides through Christmas lights in the park.
Steve’s team is also organizing a murder mystery weekend and a Civil War re-enactment weekend, as well as a craft beer weekend and chili and steak cook-off weekends.