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As domestic travel becomes increasingly safer, and we slowly move towards returning to “normal”, campers & glampers alike are itching to get back on the road and start planning their vacations. While the future of travel has been hard to predict recently, we did our best to pull together some trends we plan to see in the upcoming year!

Based on a survey of our Instagram followers, along with data from online booking site Campspot, these predictions show how the emergence from COVID-19 will influence travelers’ plans, destinations, and goals.

TIME TO START PLANNING

51% of you still have to work out the details of your vacation! We understand that with travel restrictions it’s a little bit tougher to plan in advance, but it’s been proven that outdoor vacations are the safest way to get away. So, it may be time to put pen to paper and start thinking seriously about your upcoming vacation – the earlier you book, the more options you have for site types, dates, and add-ons!

STAYING CLOSE TO HOME

For those of us traveling this year, 69% percent are planning to stay close to home. Who doesn’t love a good staycation! You don’t need to get on a plane to explore somewhere new. Plus, there are tons of great surrounding attractions near our Camp-Resort. Check out all of our recommendations here!

TRYING SOMETHING NEW
62% of you told us that you were planning on returning to an old favorite vacation spot this year! While there are plenty of must-have classic camping opportunities at our campground, why not try something new at Jellystone Park™? Even if you’ve stayed with us before, try camping during a different themed week, try a new cabin or campsite type, or rent a new add-on. Plus, we’ve added a couple new things this year – read about them here.
RELAXING TRUMPS EDUCATIONAL

We don’t blame you. 95% of you are looking to relax on your vacation instead of making it an educational trip for your family. Well good thing for you, there are endless ways to relax! Stake out some chairs at the swimming pool and park it for an afternoon, camp out around the fire as the sun goes down, or read a book at your campsite with the sun on your face. It’s time to R-E-L-A-X!

LENGTH OF TRIP

76% of you are planning for a week long trip, while the remainder are planning a weekend getaway. No matter how long you’re looking to stay, we have a deal to save you some money when you book! Check out all of our deals here. Plus, we have fun themes no matter the length of your getaway – check out all our themed weeks and weekends here.

STAYING OUTSIDE

When it comes to a camping trip vs. a city trip, 92% of you said you’d prefer camping to a hotel, and 97% said exploring the outdoors over the city. We agree! The city can be crowded, now’s the time to look for wide open spaces with room to explore. Breathe in the fresh air!

Where do you align with these trends? Now’s the time to plan your outdoor camping vacation! Whether you’re pitching a tent, parking your RV, or glamping in a cabin at Jellystone Park™, isn’t it exciting to be thinking of your next trip? Start planning today by checking rates and availability here!

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10 days until we open! 🙌🙌🙌⁠

May 14th is just around the corner, and we cannot wait to see tubes back on the river, s'mores over the fire, and our happy campers!⁠

Haven't booked your stay yet? Tap the link in our bio.
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With summer around the corner and National Camping Month arriving next month, it’s the perfect time to starting planning your camping trip to Jellystone Park™!⁠

If you’re feeling a bit like a nomad novice instead of a camping connoisseur, we’ve got you covered with 5 tips & tricks for your first camping adventure.⁠

Read our latest blog now by clicking the link in our bio.
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With a plethora of events & deals happening this spring, what’s keeping you from camping?⁠

🎨 Color the Park Weekends | May 14 – 23⁠
⛺ Ultimate Camper Weekends | May 28 – June 13⁠

🥳 Opening Weekend BOGO | May 14 – 16⁠
🍎 Teacher Appreciation 20% OFF | May 21 – 23⁠

Visit our events and deals pages to learn more!
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 We love our planet and are honored to be a part of helping people get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Today, we encourage each of our campers to find a way they're able to improve their clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! ⁠

Here are some ideas:⁠

🌲 Swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠
🌲 Buy second hand or organize a clothing swap⁠
🌲 Ditch plastic grocery bags and use cloth & reusable ones instead⁠
🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

It's up to you! We're proud to say that by switching from paper to digital this past year, we saved over 38,980 pieces of paper. No matter how big or small, every action matters. Let's keep our planet healthy and beautiful for years to come!
...

Planning for an upcoming camping trip? Our latest blog offers 6 tips to help you prepare. 🙌⁠

Click the link in our bio to read now!
...

Today marks the beginning of #NationalParkWeek ! While we don’t have any national parks in our state, we’re still so fortunate to be surrounded by truly breathtaking nature. This picture is from the White Mountain National Forest.⁠

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about one of our nation’s parks, be sure to follow @nationalparkserivce !
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We're hiring! 🐻 If you're looking for a fast-paced job that aims at helping families make lasting memories, we have the perfect position for you!⁠⁠
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We're hiring for Guest Relations staff, Park Services staff, and Cabin Attendants in addition to other positions. Click the link in our bio to learn more & apply!
...

It’s officially 30 days until we open for another incredible season! We hope you can join in on the fun. 🦦🏕

Have you heard about our BOGO deal for opening weekend? Pay for Friday and stay free on Saturday! For more info, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Happy National Pet Day! Will you be taking your furry friend to camp this season? ...

It’s National Sibling Day! We’re looking forward to seeing many brothers and sisters having fun at camp this season! ...

From golf carts to our NEW kayak rentals, we have an add-on to make your stay more convenient and FUN!⁠

Check out our latest blog for 5 reasons you should consider one (or multiple) add-ons when you book.⁠

Link in bio.
...

Opening weekend will be here before we know it, and we want you to be there! Take advantage of our BOGO deal and help us wake up our friendly bears from May 14-16! Pay for Friday and stay for free on Saturday.

For more details about this sweet deal, click the link in our bio!
...

Happy Easter from your friends at Jellystone Park™! ...

No fools, just facts.⁠

⛺ 18 Ways to stay�⁠
💦 17 Awesome attractions included in your stay⁠
💰 8 Great deals to help you save on your vacation⁠
✨ 1 Unique Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis⁠

Click the link in our bio to discover more.
...

Do you know anyone who would love to work at camp? We're hosting a job fair this Saturday, April 3rd, from 1pm - 4pm for those who are interested!

Meet us at Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis for coffee & treats, plus an opportunity to interview with any department, tour the park, or ask us any questions you may have.

83 Glen Ellis Campground Rd. Glen, NH 03838
April 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

Please submit a general "job fair" application before arriving, then we will connect and help to schedule an interview time. To do this, click the link in our bio!
...

Our NEW Saco Sunset cabins sleep up to 7 people, and include a full kitchen and bathroom. Best of all, you get an incredible view of the Saco River!⁠

To explore all of our cabins, click the link in our bio.
...

Wondering what live entertainment we'll have at camp this year? We’ve already got these dates on the calendar:⁠

May 29 - Stray Dog⁠
May 30 - Karaoke⁠
June 5 - Wildlife Encounters Animal Show⁠
June 19 - Karaoke⁠
July 3 - Phoebe Flows LED performer⁠
July 4 - Shark Martin⁠
July 10 - High Flying Dogs⁠
July 17 - Karaoke⁠
July 24 - Visit from Santa Claus!⁠
July 30 - Juggling & Magic Show⁠
Aug 7 - Ripchord⁠
Aug 15 - Scott Helmer⁠
Aug 21 - Karaoke⁠
Sept 4 - Stray Dog⁠
Sept 11 - Wildlife Encounters Animal Show⁠
Oct 2 - Karaoke⁠

To stay up-to-date with our activity schedules, click the link in our bio!
...

10 days until we open! 🙌🙌🙌⁠

May 14th is just around the corner, and we cannot wait to see tubes back on the river, s'mores over the fire, and our happy campers!⁠

Haven't booked your stay yet? Tap the link in our bio.
...

With summer around the corner and National Camping Month arriving next month, it’s the perfect time to starting planning your camping trip to Jellystone Park™!⁠

If you’re feeling a bit like a nomad novice instead of a camping connoisseur, we’ve got you covered with 5 tips & tricks for your first camping adventure.⁠

Read our latest blog now by clicking the link in our bio.
...

With a plethora of events & deals happening this spring, what’s keeping you from camping?⁠

🎨 Color the Park Weekends | May 14 – 23⁠
⛺ Ultimate Camper Weekends | May 28 – June 13⁠

🥳 Opening Weekend BOGO | May 14 – 16⁠
🍎 Teacher Appreciation 20% OFF | May 21 – 23⁠

Visit our events and deals pages to learn more!
...

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 We love our planet and are honored to be a part of helping people get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Today, we encourage each of our campers to find a way they're able to improve their clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! ⁠

Here are some ideas:⁠

🌲 Swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠
🌲 Buy second hand or organize a clothing swap⁠
🌲 Ditch plastic grocery bags and use cloth & reusable ones instead⁠
🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

It's up to you! We're proud to say that by switching from paper to digital this past year, we saved over 38,980 pieces of paper. No matter how big or small, every action matters. Let's keep our planet healthy and beautiful for years to come!
...

Planning for an upcoming camping trip? Our latest blog offers 6 tips to help you prepare. 🙌⁠

Click the link in our bio to read now!
...

Today marks the beginning of #NationalParkWeek ! While we don’t have any national parks in our state, we’re still so fortunate to be surrounded by truly breathtaking nature. This picture is from the White Mountain National Forest.⁠

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about one of our nation’s parks, be sure to follow @nationalparkserivce !
...

We're hiring! 🐻 If you're looking for a fast-paced job that aims at helping families make lasting memories, we have the perfect position for you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
We're hiring for Guest Relations staff, Park Services staff, and Cabin Attendants in addition to other positions. Click the link in our bio to learn more & apply!
...

It’s officially 30 days until we open for another incredible season! We hope you can join in on the fun. 🦦🏕

Have you heard about our BOGO deal for opening weekend? Pay for Friday and stay free on Saturday! For more info, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Happy National Pet Day! Will you be taking your furry friend to camp this season? ...

It’s National Sibling Day! We’re looking forward to seeing many brothers and sisters having fun at camp this season! ...

From golf carts to our NEW kayak rentals, we have an add-on to make your stay more convenient and FUN!⁠

Check out our latest blog for 5 reasons you should consider one (or multiple) add-ons when you book.⁠

Link in bio.
...

Opening weekend will be here before we know it, and we want you to be there! Take advantage of our BOGO deal and help us wake up our friendly bears from May 14-16! Pay for Friday and stay for free on Saturday.

For more details about this sweet deal, click the link in our bio!
...

Happy Easter from your friends at Jellystone Park™! ...

No fools, just facts.⁠

⛺ 18 Ways to stay�⁠
💦 17 Awesome attractions included in your stay⁠
💰 8 Great deals to help you save on your vacation⁠
✨ 1 Unique Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis⁠

Click the link in our bio to discover more.
...

Do you know anyone who would love to work at camp? We're hosting a job fair this Saturday, April 3rd, from 1pm - 4pm for those who are interested!

Meet us at Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis for coffee & treats, plus an opportunity to interview with any department, tour the park, or ask us any questions you may have.

83 Glen Ellis Campground Rd. Glen, NH 03838
April 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

Please submit a general "job fair" application before arriving, then we will connect and help to schedule an interview time. To do this, click the link in our bio!
...

Our NEW Saco Sunset cabins sleep up to 7 people, and include a full kitchen and bathroom. Best of all, you get an incredible view of the Saco River!⁠

To explore all of our cabins, click the link in our bio.
...

Wondering what live entertainment we'll have at camp this year? We’ve already got these dates on the calendar:⁠

May 29 - Stray Dog⁠
May 30 - Karaoke⁠
June 5 - Wildlife Encounters Animal Show⁠
June 19 - Karaoke⁠
July 3 - Phoebe Flows LED performer⁠
July 4 - Shark Martin⁠
July 10 - High Flying Dogs⁠
July 17 - Karaoke⁠
July 24 - Visit from Santa Claus!⁠
July 30 - Juggling & Magic Show⁠
Aug 7 - Ripchord⁠
Aug 15 - Scott Helmer⁠
Aug 21 - Karaoke⁠
Sept 4 - Stray Dog⁠
Sept 11 - Wildlife Encounters Animal Show⁠
Oct 2 - Karaoke⁠

To stay up-to-date with our activity schedules, click the link in our bio!
...