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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™ Williamsport, 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!

6 tips for your family camping trip

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 Water Zone and swimming pool, to the jumping pillows and mini golf course, your family will be busy from dawn to dusk with our line-up of attractions! Plus, our recreation team plans daily activities each week – all centered around a specific theme! Take advantage of these activities for a vacation the kids will never forget.

6 tips for your family camping trip

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 daily 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.

6 tips for your family camping trip

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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Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules!
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❗BOGO alert❗Join us during Pajama Party Weekend (November 5-7) for a special BOGO deal! Pay for Friday night, stay FREE on Saturday night.⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
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Why do weekends get to have all of the fun? ⁠⁠
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Take advantage of lower rates and our special offers by booking a weekday stay! Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy big savings. Plus, those vacation days aren’t going to use themselves! ⁠☀️⁠⁠
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🔹 4-Night Bonus - book 3 nights, get the 4th night free! Promo code: BONUS⁠⁠
🔹 5-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off your stay! Promo code: 5NIGHT⁠⁠
🔹 7-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off the whole week! Promo code: 7NIGHT ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
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Give yourself a real vacation while saving BIG! Click the link in bio to view all of our deals.
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Oh my gourd! $25 campsites & 50% off cabins?! Yes please! 🙌⁠⁠
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Take advantage of our Holiday 4th Night Bonus this Columbus Day Weekend (10/8-10/10)! Add a Thursday or Monday night and enjoy special savings on the 3rd night.⁠⁠
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Promo code: EXTFUN⁠⁠
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Click the link in our bio to learn more.
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Hey Veterans - we have a special deal for you! 🇺🇸⁠⁠
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Join us November 12-14 for 50% OFF your cabin or campsite! But you better hurry - we are starting to book up!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
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Our 5 remaining Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick! To help you find availability, we listed out what sites/dates we have available below:⁠⁠
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𝟏𝟎/𝟏-𝟏𝟎/𝟑:⁠⁠
Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive RV Site⁠⁠
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𝟏𝟎/𝟖-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟏:⁠⁠
Camping Cabin⁠⁠
Luxury Cabin⁠⁠
Pine Forest Cabin⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
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𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟕:⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟐-𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟒:⁠⁠
2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟗-𝟏𝟎/𝟑𝟏:⁠⁠
Great Escape Lodge⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
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Our 6 Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick!⁠⁠
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🏠 If you're looking to book a cabin, we have availability for 9/24-9/26 & 10/8-10/11.⁠⁠
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🚐 If you're looking to book an RV site, we have availability for 9/24-9/26, 10/1-10/3, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/17, & 10/22-10/24.⁠⁠
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⛺ If you're looking to book a tent site, we have limited availability during all 6 Halloween Weekends.⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
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Happy first day of fall, campers! 🍂🎃 ...

Looking to book a stay during one of our 6 Halloween Weekends? The time to book is NOW! 🎃⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Availability is running very low for our Halloween Weekends! Our first Halloween Weekend begins this weekend (9/24-9/26) - book your stay and enjoy trick-or-treating, a magic pumpkin patch, costume & site decorating contests, a haunted trail, and SO MUCH MORE. 👻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now. Or, message us and we can help you find availability!
...

The fun is nowhere near ending at Jellystone Park™! November is packed full of activities, special deals to help you save, and mischief from the bears! 🐻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 5-7: 𝙋𝙖𝙟𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Enjoy a special BOGO deal! Buy one night, get one night FREE. Promo code: HIBERNATE⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-14: 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Veterans enjoy 50% OFF their stay! Valid ID required. Promo code: HERO⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-28: 𝘼𝙡𝙡-𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨 & 𝘼𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 - Includes themed activities like cornhole tournaments, shaving cream wiffle ball, movie nights, and more!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules!
...

❗BOGO alert❗Join us during Pajama Party Weekend (November 5-7) for a special BOGO deal! Pay for Friday night, stay FREE on Saturday night.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
...

Why do weekends get to have all of the fun? ⁠⁠
⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
Take advantage of lower rates and our special offers by booking a weekday stay! Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy big savings. Plus, those vacation days aren’t going to use themselves! ⁠☀️⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔹 4-Night Bonus - book 3 nights, get the 4th night free! Promo code: BONUS⁠⁠
🔹 5-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off your stay! Promo code: 5NIGHT⁠⁠
🔹 7-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off the whole week! Promo code: 7NIGHT ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Give yourself a real vacation while saving BIG! Click the link in bio to view all of our deals.
...

Oh my gourd! $25 campsites & 50% off cabins?! Yes please! 🙌⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Take advantage of our Holiday 4th Night Bonus this Columbus Day Weekend (10/8-10/10)! Add a Thursday or Monday night and enjoy special savings on the 3rd night.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Promo code: EXTFUN⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to learn more.
...

Hey Veterans - we have a special deal for you! 🇺🇸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Join us November 12-14 for 50% OFF your cabin or campsite! But you better hurry - we are starting to book up!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
...

Our 5 remaining Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick! To help you find availability, we listed out what sites/dates we have available below:⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏-𝟏𝟎/𝟑:⁠⁠
Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive RV Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟖-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟏:⁠⁠
Camping Cabin⁠⁠
Luxury Cabin⁠⁠
Pine Forest Cabin⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟕:⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟐-𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟒:⁠⁠
2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟗-𝟏𝟎/𝟑𝟏:⁠⁠
Great Escape Lodge⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Our 6 Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🏠 If you're looking to book a cabin, we have availability for 9/24-9/26 & 10/8-10/11.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🚐 If you're looking to book an RV site, we have availability for 9/24-9/26, 10/1-10/3, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/17, & 10/22-10/24.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
⛺ If you're looking to book a tent site, we have limited availability during all 6 Halloween Weekends.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Happy first day of fall, campers! 🍂🎃 ...

Looking to book a stay during one of our 6 Halloween Weekends? The time to book is NOW! 🎃⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Availability is running very low for our Halloween Weekends! Our first Halloween Weekend begins this weekend (9/24-9/26) - book your stay and enjoy trick-or-treating, a magic pumpkin patch, costume & site decorating contests, a haunted trail, and SO MUCH MORE. 👻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now. Or, message us and we can help you find availability!
...