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Preparing for your upcoming family vacation can be a hassle, which is why we put together 6 tips to help you get ready for your next camping trip! Whether it’s your first time camping at Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis, or you consider our Camp-Resort to be your home away from home, these tips are sure to help your family. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your best vacation ever!

PACK EXTRA CLOTHES

The weather forecast is constantly changing, so make sure to pack clothes for all types of occasions! Camping in the spring? Pack a raincoat, rain boots, and umbrella. If you’re camping in the summer — a swimsuit, lightweight clothes, and a light jacket are a must. For fall camping, make sure to bring a heavier jacket for the cool breeze!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ATTRACTIONS

During your stay, make sure to set time aside to explore all that our Camp-Resort has to offer. From the rivers to the swimming pool, from the jumping pillow to the mini golf course, your family will be busy from dawn to dusk with our line-up of attractions! Plus, our recreation team plans activities each week – all centered around a specific theme! Take advantage of these activities for a vacation the kids will never forget.

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PREPARE FOR RAINY DAYS

Although we don’t want to think about it, camping and rainy days tend to go hand in hand. To combat this, we recommend bringing some activities that you can do inside your cabin, RV, or tent! Some ideas include a deck of cards and board games. Our recreation team will also do their best to move our scheduled activities inside or offer take-and-go crafts! This way, you’ll have fun — rain or shine!

PROTECT YOURSELF

It’s extremely important to protect yourself from all that Mother Nature provides, so make sure to pack sunscreen and bug spray! Instead of worrying about sunburn or mosquito bites, you’ll be focused on R&R and quality family time.

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MEAL PREP AHEAD OF TIME

Once you arrive at Jellystone Park™, the kids are going to want to explore and do anything but stay inside! In order to avoid time spent preparing for dinner, do the meal prep at home! Taking time to cut veggies or marinate foods ahead of time is a great choice. Plus, the kids will thank you for it!

PACK FOR CLEANUP

We can all agree that packing to leave is the worst part about vacations. Make the process easier by packing plenty of garbage bags, paper towels, and dish soap. We recommend designating one trash bag for garbage and the other for recyclables. Yogi Bear™ & friends appreciate you keeping their home clean and tidy!

 

We hope these tips make you feel better prepared for your next camping trip. You can also download our countdown calendar for other tips and tricks we have – like signing up for Club Yogi™ Rewards, checking out our add-ons, and more! We can’t wait to welcome you soon.

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

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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.
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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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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!
...

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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!
...

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

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

Link in bio.
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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!
...

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

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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!
...