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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 see our full activity schedule, just tap the link in our bio!
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To see what we have available, tap the link in our bio!
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To check availability, just tap the link in our bio or send us a message!
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To make up for the Water Zone's absence this season, we will be making efforts to add as many opportunities for fun as we can. We've already lined up additional live entertainment such as bands, animal shows, wine tastings, and an LED dance show. We're also introducing new unique activities such as a dunk tank and large inflatable water slide! Please check out our weekly activity schedule or the Jellystone Park™ App to stay up to date with every exciting moment here at camp.⁠

We are so grateful for your understanding, and we're looking forward to spending the remainder of this incredible season with you!
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To see all the activities we have to offer, just tap the link in our bio!
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Are you looking to take a spontaneous camping trip this month? We have availability for the following dates, and we'd love to see you here!⁠

✨ Premium RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🚍 Standard RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🏠 Bear-a-dise Bungalows | 7/25 - 7/29⁠

If you need help finding a spot, please give us a call or send us a message!
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Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
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When are you looking to book? We have plenty of mid-week availability for campsites this month!⁠

You can check certain dates using our online booking tool (link in bio!), or send us a message to help you find a spot!
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Happy 4th of July! Let's all enjoy the long weekend. 😊🇺🇸 ...

We're extending that holiday feeling with not one, but TWO new promo codes! Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHT. ...

Looking to save 💰 on your next RV trip? Consider booking a mid-week stay! There are many benefits to booking mid-week:⁠

🏖️ Lower rates⁠
🌳 Great Deals (4 & 5-Night Deals!)⁠
👪 Avoid the crowds⁠

We have campsite availability as soon as next week, 6/27 - 7/2, but you can enjoy a mid-week stay any time this season! To find a spot, just tap the link in our bio.
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To check availability and rates, tap the link in our bio!
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To see what activities we have planned, click the link in our bio!
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Get one more camping trip in before summer is over! We have availability for campsites on these dates:⁠

8/1 - 8/6⁠
8/9 - 8/13⁠
8/15 - 8/20⁠
8/22 - 8/31⁠

To book your stay, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Hey dog lovers, planning your end of summer camping trip? Bring your furry friend with you! In our latest blog, we’ve compiled 5 do’s and don’ts of “ruff”-ing it (or glamping!) with your pup.⁠

Read the blog now via the link in our bio! Woof!
...

Wagon rides, a pancake breakfast, a holiday bike parade, and more are planned for this upcoming week. It's going to be a great Christmas in July!⁠

To see our full activity schedule, just tap the link in our bio!
...

It's not too early to start making your Labor Day camping (or glamping) plans. Join us for the last hurrah of the summer!⁠

To see what we have available, tap the link in our bio!
...

We still have campsites available for an awesome summer getaway! Choose from premium, standard, rustic, & riverfront sites for the perfect vacation.⁠

To check availability, just tap the link in our bio or send us a message!
...

Dear campers, we have recently been made aware that our new Water Zone, which was previously anticipated to be ready in August, has experienced construction delays and will no longer be ready for use until 2022.⁠

This delay is beyond our control and can be attributed to the widespread material and labor shortages that so many heave dealt with this year. While this is disappointing news, we are happy to remind our guests of the many awesome attractions we already have at the park! Our mini golf course, swimming pool, jumping pillow, tubes on the river, and more are still ready and available to anyone camping with us.⁠

To make up for the Water Zone's absence this season, we will be making efforts to add as many opportunities for fun as we can. We've already lined up additional live entertainment such as bands, animal shows, wine tastings, and an LED dance show. We're also introducing new unique activities such as a dunk tank and large inflatable water slide! Please check out our weekly activity schedule or the Jellystone Park™ App to stay up to date with every exciting moment here at camp.⁠

We are so grateful for your understanding, and we're looking forward to spending the remainder of this incredible season with you!
...

Shaving cream wiffle ball, karaoke, movie nights, & more are happening this weekend!⁠

To see all the activities we have to offer, just tap the link in our bio!
...

What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? 🍦 Be sure to stop by the Scoop Deck this week! 😋 ...

Are you looking to take a spontaneous camping trip this month? We have availability for the following dates, and we'd love to see you here!⁠

✨ Premium RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🚍 Standard RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🏠 Bear-a-dise Bungalows | 7/25 - 7/29⁠

If you need help finding a spot, please give us a call or send us a message!
...

We're seeing a lot of new faces this year, including folks who are camping for the first time ever, so we thought we’d answer some common camping questions! 🏕 🌭 ☀️ ⁠

Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
...

Take me to the river, drop me in the water 🎵 ...

When are you looking to book? We have plenty of mid-week availability for campsites this month!⁠

You can check certain dates using our online booking tool (link in bio!), or send us a message to help you find a spot!
...

We had an incredible patriotic weekend! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate! ...

Happy 4th of July! Let's all enjoy the long weekend. 😊🇺🇸 ...

We're extending that holiday feeling with not one, but TWO new promo codes! Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHT. ...

Looking to save 💰 on your next RV trip? Consider booking a mid-week stay! There are many benefits to booking mid-week:⁠

🏖️ Lower rates⁠
🌳 Great Deals (4 & 5-Night Deals!)⁠
👪 Avoid the crowds⁠

We have campsite availability as soon as next week, 6/27 - 7/2, but you can enjoy a mid-week stay any time this season! To find a spot, just tap the link in our bio.
...

Sunny days & bright smiles ☀️😃⁠

To check availability and rates, tap the link in our bio!
...

It's Friday. Time for another crazy camping weekend!⁠

To see what activities we have planned, click the link in our bio!
...

It's not too soon to be looking forward to 4th of July Weekend, right? We have lots of plans in place, including our annual bike & golf cart parade! We can't wait to see you there. ...