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Tips & Tricks for Successful Group Camping

Looking to elevate your camping experience? Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable group camping adventure at Jellystone Park™ Williamsport! Discover why camping with groups is a fantastic choice and explore the exciting activities and amenities we offer for group getaways.

Reasons to Camp with Groups

Bonding and Togetherness:

Camping with a group fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories. Whether it's sharing stories around the campfire or embarking on outdoor adventures together, camping is a great way to build group camaraderie.

Shared Experiences:

Group camping allows everyone to participate in activities and create shared experiences, from hiking and fishing to roasting marshmallows and stargazing. Jellystone Park™ Williamsport has a variety of activities for groups, making us one of the best campgrounds in Maryland for families!

Cost Effectiveness:

Splitting costs among group members makes camping more affordable. To learn more about how to save even more money on your stay at our Maryland campground, visit our deals page!

Fun and Entertainment:

With a group, there's never a dull moment. Enjoy games, sports, themed events, and other activities together that add excitement to your Maryland camping trip.

Ways to Stay with Groups

There are several different ways to stay as a group at Jellystone Park™ Williamsport. From our Maryland group cabin to buddy sites, everyone can find a place to meet their needs!

Group Cabins:

Our group cabin is the perfect way to stay for those looking for a glamping experience! Here's a little more about our Ranger's Retreat Cabin:

Ranger's Retreat

Wanting to bring your whole family along on your group camping adventure? Check out our Ranger's Retreat! This cabin rental sleeps up to 16 and includes amenities such as AC/heat, TV/DVD player, full bathroom, kitchen, coffee maker, oven, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, stove, dining room, fireplace, washer, dryer, a picnic table, and much more. Relax on the patio, under the outdoor pavilion, or in the hot tub at one of the best family campgrounds in Maryland!

This Maryland group cabin comes equipped with a list of amenities that will make your stay comfortable. This cabin is perfect for large groups in Maryland as you connect and create wonderful memories together! However, if you are looking to stay in separate cabins from the rest of your group, we have great luxury cabin, and even rustic cabin options! Each group will find something perfect for them at our Maryland camp-resort.

Buddy Sites:

RVers camping with friends or family can enjoy Maryland camping by booking buddy sites! Buddy sites are adjacent RV campsites that share a picnic table and grill. Our Premium RV Buddy Sites allow for easy coordination and socialization while camping close to your friends or family. When staying at a Buddy site, appreciate bonding time at one of the best family campgrounds in Maryland!


The best way to book a specific accommodation and be near your friends and family is by locking in your site. This means you can pick sites near one another, while still having a bit of privacy. If you don't lock-in, there's a chance our booking system will optimize for those that want a specific site number. This means that you could be moved to a different site number - don't worry though, you'll remain in the same site type! You can lock-in your site reservation when making your booking. Enjoy your time together and see why Jellystone Park™ Williamsport is one of the best family campgrounds in Maryland!

Tips for Making Your Group Trip a Success

Planning and coordinating a group trip comes with a lot of intricacies, so here are a few suggestions to make sure that everyone has a great time!

Plan Activities that Each Group Member Will Enjoy:

Doing anything with a large group can be challenging as different people have different interests. Luckily, our campground near Baltimore has lots of activities and attractions that cater to a variety of interests! To ensure that everyone in your group has a great time, plan events and outings that each person will enjoy.

Know your Group:

Knowing your group is important when planning a group camping trip. If there are several introverts in the group, perhaps it might be best to reserve separate sites nearby to one another so that people can unwind after a day of fun events. If you are Maryland camping with a very tight-knit group of extroverts, our Ranger's Retreat cabin may be the right option for you! Knowing your group can be the key to creating an enjoyable experience for everyone!

Be Flexible:

Group camping can be a breeze when you mix both planning and flexibility. Being flexible allows your group to adapt and enjoy where the days go! Embrace spontaneity and be open to adjusting your itinerary or activities based on group preferences, weather conditions, or other factors. 

Activities to Do as a Group

Jellystone Park™ Williamsport has a variety of daily activities and events for groups to take part in! However, if your group is celebrating a special occasion or looking for a private event space, our Maryland camping resort has you covered!

Yogi Bear™ Pavilion Rental:

Host gatherings and events at our Yogi Bear™ Pavilion. Ideal for group meals, celebrations, and gatherings, our event spaces offer a scenic backdrop for your special occasions.

Boo Boo™ Bootcamp & Ninja Course Rental:

Searching for a unique place to host your next celebration? Look no further than our Boo Boo™ Bootcamp & Ninja Course Rental. Dive into the excitement with thrilling parkour steps and conquer the challenge of our traverse wall. An exhilarating experience awaits you!


Celebrate birthdays in style at Jellystone Park™ Williamsport! Enjoy a bear visit that creates magical moments for the birthday guest and friends. Additionally, cakes are available for purchase at the Ranger Station, so no need to worry about the hassle of packing one!

Plan Your Group Camping Adventure

Ready to plan your group camping adventure? Jellystone Park™ Williamsport offers an exceptional group camping experience that promises unforgettable memories and meaningful connections. Camping with groups not only fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories, but also offers a segue to a variety of fun and entertaining activities.


Come experience the magic of group camping at one of the best family campgrounds in Maryland, and book your stay now!